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Johns Hopkins leads first 16-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

... transplant in 2007. Johns Hopkins also performed the first multihospital, transcontinental three-way swap transplant in 2007 and the first multihospital, transcontinental six-way swap transplant in 2009. Nearly 100 medical professionals took p...

Team Type 1 Takes First Place Finish in Race Across America

...oncluded the 28th Annual Race Across America in record-breaking time, finishing first-place in the 8-person team category division. In this 3,000 mile transcontinental cycling competition beginning in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD, Team Type 1 members were put to the ultimate athletic test enduring extrem...

Johns Hopkins leads first 12-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

...5, the first five-way domino transplant in 2006 and the first six-way domino transplant in 2007. Johns Hopkins also performed the first multihospital, transcontinental three-way swap transplant in 2007. Nearly 100 medical professionals took part in the transplants, including immunogeneticists, anesthesiologists, o...

National Non-Profit, EyeCare America, and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Host Finish Line Celebration for “EyeRide for Sight” Cyclists

...he Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons are partnering together to welcome the EyeRide for Sight team to Annapolis as they conclude their transcontinental bike ride. The ride was intended to educate the public about eye disease, encourage the public to utilize EyeCare America’s free eye care progra...

EyeCare America's EyeRide for Sight Cyclists Arrive in Washington, D.C.

...mericas EyeRide for Sight cyclists arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 3rd completing their 3,000 mile journey across the United States. The transcontinental ride was intended to educate the public about eye disease and preventable blindness in the United States and raise funds to support the organizations ...

Accord on core competency, standards and quality assurance in health promotion and education

...health promotion and public health, and director of the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway, said that "The transcontinental quality-assurance efforts share common goals: to protect the public by establishing and assuring a minimum acceptable standard of quality and perform...
Transcontinental in Biological News

Scientists discover Amazon river is 11 million years old

... LIVERPOOL, UK 29 July 2009: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the Amazon river, and its transcontinental drainage, is around 11 million years old and took its present shape about 2.4 million years ago. University of Liverpool researchers, in collaborat...

Genetic evidence for avian influenza movement from Asia to North America via wild birds

...e USGS National Wildlife Health Center and co-author of the study. Franson added that most of the previous studies examined bird species that are not transcontinental migrants or were from mid-latitude locales in North America, regions far removed from sources of Asian strains of avian influenza. Scientists with ...

K-State Veterinary Lab routinely tests for bluetongue virus

...Scientists think that the virus arrived in Europe from South Africa by the way of strong trade winds blowing across the two continents. More recently, transcontinental transmission has likely occurred via the transport of infected animals. The animals arrive, and then the biting midges feed on them with subsequent tr...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...gbirds should mind not only the Mediterranean Sea and the immensity of the Saharan desert, with their harsh winds and storms, when engaging into their transcontinental journeys at night; the forces of a skilled, almost silent nocturnal hunter patrolling the infinite dark space await them... ...

Tropical forest CO2 emissions tied to nutrient increases

...hey emit, he said. Phosphorus and many other nutrients are regularly transported around the Earth by global wind patterns, sometimes riding on huge transcontinental dust clouds, said Townsend, who also is associated with CU-Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department. "There is strong evidence that huma...
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