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NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheating in school is easier and more popular than ever. According to recent studies, 64 percent of high school students admit they cheated on a test within the last year. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee's Cheaters Never Win: True or False? premiering Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon, explores today's reality of kids and cheating. "Who doesn't cheat?" says Andrea, 15: "We have politicians that have cheated, and look where they are today." "If a kid hears that politicians cheat, corporate executives lie, athletes take illegal steroids (or parents cheat on their income taxes), and that these people often get away with it, why are we surprised at the message that kid is getting?" says Ellerbee. "And it's not just about bad influences. Why students cheat is a complex question. But I was stunned at how common cheating ... (more)

IRN Payment Systems Gives up Some of Its Profits to Help Charities Through Its Revolutionary New Program Called The Hope Process

WESTBURY, N.Y., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- IRN Payment Systems (IRN), a leader in the credit card processing industry, announced a revolutionary program designed to provide charitable organizations with a steady stream of donations. Named "The Hope Process," the program enables IRN's customers to donate to charities based on a percentage of their credit card processing fees that would normally be collected by IRN as profit. "As a father of an Autistic child, I learned the importance of charitable giving," said Dino Sgueglia President and Founder of IRN Payment Systems. "I wanted to be directly involved in supporting those with Autism, so I created Danny's Wish, an organization named after my son that was established to provide funds for Autistic services and charities. However, in creating Danny's Wish, I realized the difficulties all charities have in maintaining ... (more)

NIH research team housed at DMC/WSU publishes major study demonstrating that there is a window of opportunity to prevent cerebral palsy

Findings released "indicate that it is possible to identify neuroinflammation at the time of birth and to treat it using anti-inflammatory agents coupled with nanodevices," says Dr. Roberto Romero, Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH DETROIT, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, housed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, have demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based drug treatment in newborn rabbits with cerebral palsy (CP) enabled dramatic improvement of movement disorders, and the inflammatory process of the brain that causes many cases of CP. The findings strongly suggest that there may be an opportunity immediately after birth for drug treatment that could minimize CP. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn... (more)

Virtustream Delivers xStream 2.0, Cloud Software to Run Private, Public and Hybrid Enterprise-Class Clouds

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announced xStream 2.0, a highly secure, high performance enterprise-class cloud solution for private, virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. xStream 2.0 is available as software, as a stand-alone appliance and as a managed service – enabling customers to choose the best solution to meet their needs. xStream uniquely lets customers manage hybrid clouds allowing them to select a tailored mix of on-site private cloud, combined with off-site public and virtual private clouds. “As enterprises move toward migrating production workloads to the cloud, the technology platform used must be designed with application performance and flexibility in mind if IT transformation is to be sustainable,” said Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research. “Cloud offerings, like xStrea... (more)

Mark Cartwright of Dallas Responds to "Hopeful" Alzheimer's Study

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/12 -- Alzheimer's has long been known as a dreadful disease that has no cure. While that remains true, a recent medical study offers real hope in the fight to detect and treat the condition. The new study finds that certain biomarkers can be identified, potentially alerting physicians of an Alzheimer's risk before clinical symptoms begin. The study has won the attention of many members of the medical community, including psychologist Mark Cartwright of Dallas. The new study notes that, historically, Alzheimer's has been diagnosed only after clinical symptoms have presented. The recent study finds reason to believe that image-based biomarkers can allow for diagnosis before the disease process is even set in motion. In other words, state-of-the-art imaging technology may offer ways for doctors to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's -- ... (more)

Lineagen Announces New Study Demonstrating Two-Fold Increase in Detection Rate of Validated Genetic Variants in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100% increase in the detection rate of genetic markers now validated as being associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  The study, one of the largest genetic validation studies in autism, was designed to confirm novel copy number genetic variants and novel next-generation sequence variants associated with ASDs.  Researchers affiliated with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Utah (Utah), Golden Helix, Inc, and Lineagen have confirmed in family and broad population studies a two-fold increase in the number of cases of ASD that can be ascribed to these newly identified genetic variants, specifically gene deletions or duplications (termed copy number variants, or... (more)

Omeros Identifies Small Molecules for Class B GPCR

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that its proprietary Cellular Redistribution Assay (CRA) technology, which to date has successfully "unlocked" 46 of the 80 total Class A orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) for drug development, has identified small molecules that interact with a Class B GPCR. Like the Class A GPCRs, Class B receptors are important players in a broad range of disorders, having been linked to various types of cancer (e.g., breast, brain, prostate, kidney, liver, pancreatic and gastrointestinal); multiple sclerosis, attention deficit-hyperactivity, learning and memory impairments, depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders;  multiple metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity; immunologic disorders; osteoporosis and infertility. Of the 49 Class B GPCRs, 34 are orphans. An orp... (more)

YarcData Announces Winners of $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- YarcData LLC, a Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprises, today announced the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge showcasing the increasing applicability and adoption of graph analytics in discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Submissions included an innovative range of applications across a broad variety of sectors including crime prediction, social science, life science and sports performance. Dr. Brady Bernard, Andrea Eakin, and Dr. Ilya Shmulevich, of The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), were awarded first prize and will split $70,000 for their winning entry researching more than 25 different types of cancers and thousands of patients to gain insight into the biological networks that are disrupted or altered within a given cance... (more)

New York Marriott Downtown Welcomes Bill's Bar & Burger Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/02/13 -- The New York Marriott Downtown hotel at 85 West Street in Lower Manhattan is thrilled to welcome Bill's Bar & Burger, the fourth location of Bill's Bar & Burger, BR Guest Hospitality's winning restaurant concept, featuring classic American comfort food. Since July 15, its first week of opening, the restaurant has welcomed hundreds of visitors, residents and workers downtown to enjoy its signature flattop griddled burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes and over 100 craft beers. Bill's Bar & Burger and Bill's West Side Bar occupies two spaces within the 497-room downtown hotel. The 400-seat spot, including 235 seats in the main dining room, 14 seats in the outdoor café, and 15 seats at the bar, has a casual vibe thanks to décor, featuring a mix of tin and dark woods, industrial lighting, and art from emerging artists on the walls. ... (more)

Trial Attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald in New York Settle Birth Injury Lawsuit for $1,475,000.00

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 -- The attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald in New York have been representing clients who were badly injured because of substandard medical care since the firm opened in 1971. Over the course of these 42 years of service, the firm has earned more than $1 billion in judgments and settlements on behalf of clients who have suffered because of medical negligence that has included surgical mistakes, failures to diagnose health problems, and anesthesia errors. The firm has also handled many birth injury cases that involved the infliction of brain damage on newborns that has led to diagnoses of cerebral palsy and autism among others. The firm has successfully completed another birth injury case, settling it for $1,475,000.00. Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the New York County Supreme Court against a local hospital and two... (more)

Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Parks Across the Country Open Doors Just for Special Needs Families First Saturday of Every Month -- Kicks Off April 4, Start of Autism Awareness Month

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/15 -- To raise awareness for children with special needs, Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Parks nationwide will open their doors at 9 a.m. -- an hour early -- every first Saturday beginning April 4 so special families can enjoy an hour of play before the general public is admitted at 10 a.m. April marks National Autism Awareness Month. "Families have shared with us that their children with developmental challenges feel more confident in their play when the park is less crowded," says Jumpstreet COO Mark Goldman. "We want all our young guests to have fun without interruption or judgment from others who may be unaware or may not understand children with different abilities." Jumpstreet's "Special Family Saturdays" also provide an exclusive reduced rate of $8 for a two-hour "all access pass" for children 4 and older. The regular price ... (more)