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Special Olympics Minnesota Athletes Take Part in Free Vision Screening at Lions Club International Annual Convention

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes with intellectual disabilities will take part in a special vision screening as part of a demonstration at the Lions Club International convention being held this week in Minneapolis. Worldwide Spe...

Last Day of Special Olympics Minnesota's 2009 Summer Games

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to visit Healthy Athletes Village and hand out awards MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the last day to catch Summer Games action at the University of Minnesota ! U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will visit Healthy Athletes Village today from 9:30-...

Special Olympics Minnesota's 2009 Summer Games Continue

Former Minnesota Vikings to visit Olympic Town MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Track and field events continue today at the University of Minnesota's Bierman Athletics Complex (corner of 15th Avenue SE and 5th Street SE) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Between competitions, athle...

2009 Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games

More than 1,100 athletes to compete June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,100 Special Olympics athletes from across Minnesota will compete at the 2009 Summer Games June 18-20. One of five state Special Olympics Minnesota competi...

Be a Fan of Special Olympics Georgia athletes and join the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia announced a new youth-lead effort - Spread the Word to End the Word - 3.31.09, encouraging people to pledge to stop using the derogatory word "retard." Tuesday, March 31 will be devoted to educating and raising awarene...

Special Olympics Issues Report on the Impact of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Initiative to show Need for Reauthorization of the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Special Olympics found that based on their reported level of physical activity, Special Olympics athletes are more physically active than members of the general population in the United States. U...

Wesley Mosley Selected to Participate in Global Youth Activation Summit During the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games

130 Youth Leaders to Meet in Boise, Idaho, Feb. 7-13 to Promote Acceptance and Understanding of People with Intellectual Disabilities Around the World ATLANTA, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wesley Mosley from Tucker, Ga. was selected from among hundreds of applicants from around the wor...

Special Olympics Minnesota Launches Project UNIFY to Energize Youth

Special Olympics Minnesota receives $20,000 to support local programs as part of a nationwide Special Olympics initiative MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Minnesota recently received $20,000 in funding to support Project UNIFY as part of Special Olympic...

'Be A Fan' of Special Olympics Throughout January

ATLANTA, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 29 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. Now they're offering you two easy ways to "Be a fan" of Special Olympics. 1. Support Sp...

Americans Attending Beijing Olympics Should Plan Ahead for Medical Emergencies

RADNOR, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As tens of thousands of Americans prepare to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, China, the prospect of unexpected injury or illness -- and how to deal with it -- is in the minds of many. "Finding adequate, appropriate medical care in foreign la...

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Olympics in Biological News

Improved air quality during Beijing Olympics could inform pollution-curbing policies

The air in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics was cleaner than the previous year's, due to aggressive efforts by the Chinese government to curtail traffic, increase emissions standards and halt construction in preparation for the games, according to a Cornell study. Led by Max Zhang, assistant pr...

Scientists to assess Beijing Olympics air pollution control efforts

As the Summer Olympics in Beijing kicks off this week, the event is giving scientists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe how the atmosphere responds when a heavily populated region substantially curbs everyday industrial emissions. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded "Cheju AB...

Scripps scientists will assess Beijing Olympics air pollution control efforts

As the Summer Olympics in Beijing kicks off today, the event is affording scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe how the atmosphere responds when a heavily populated region substantially curbs everyday industrial emissions. T...

'Top Secret' Technology To Help U.S. Swimmers Trim Times at Beijing Olympics

TROY, N.Y., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Milliseconds can mean the difference between triumph and defeat in the world of Olympic sports, leading more trainers and athletes to look toward technology as a tool to get an edge on the competition. A fluids mechanics professor at Rensselaer Po...

'Top secret' technology to help US swimmers trim times at Beijing Olympics

Troy, N.Y. Milliseconds can mean the difference between triumph and defeat in the world of Olympic sports, leading more trainers and athletes to look toward technology as a tool to get an edge on the competition. A fluids mechanics professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., i...

URI researcher: China can't fully fix air quality problem for Olympics

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. July 14, 2008 The outlook for air quality in Beijing during the Olympics is borderline, and there's little that the Chinese government can do to improve it. That's the conclusion drawn by a University of Rhode Island atmospheric chemist who analyzed pollution data collected...

Argonne helps China create cleaner Beijing for 2008 Olympics

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is working closely with Chinese scientists and policy makers toward the goal of creating a cleaner Beijing and developing sustainable technologies for the 2008 Olympic Games and beyond. Recently, DOE and China's Ministry of Science an...

Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter

...had been imposed on Pistorius by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) barring him from sanctioned competitions, including the olympics and World Championships. The IAAF had claimed that the Cheetah Flex-Foot prostheses (J-shaped, high-performance prostheses used for running) worn b...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

...o past Olympics. The research was done before, during and after the 2008 olympics by scientists from Oregon State University and Peking University, in work f... scientists determined that particulate matter air pollution in the Beijing olympics were about double the levels of recent games in Athens, Greece; triple thos...

Facial expressions of emotion are innate, not learned, says new study

... Francisco State University Psychology Professor David Matsumoto compared the facial expressions of sighted and blind judo athletes at the 2004 Summer olympics and Paralympic Games. More than 4,800 photographs were captured and analyzed, including images of athletes from 23 countries. "The statistical corr...
Olympics in Biological Technology

42 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago

As I sit writing this article, we are 42 days away from the Olympics of Biotechnology happening in Chicago! For those of you used to thinking, "But wait, isn't this meeting normally in June?", you would traditionally be right. The annual BIO meeting has been always held in June, but not this year...

Let the olympics of biotechnology in the Midwest begin!

BIO 2006 Chicago is finally upon us as I write these words! This year's theme, "It's all here", reflects the broad diversity of biotechnology found in the Midwest from medical devices to diagnostics to drugs to agriculture to biofuels to environment to other applications. Although all kinds of...

Northwestern chemists take gold, mass-produce Beijing Olympic logo

...n University nanoscientist Chad A. Mirkin has mass-produced the 2008 Summer olympics logo -- 15,000 times. All the logos take up only one square centimeter of s...arrays for screening drug candidates), among others. "While watching the olympics opening night ceremonies I was delighted to see that printing was highlight...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Vegetable Supplier Considering Kiwa as a Supplier of Bio-Fertilizers & Kiwa Announces CEO Interview with WallSt.net

...nd will become the Beijing Olympic Games Vegetable Planting Base specified products." Once Kiwa's products are approved for growing vegetables for the olympics it is expected that their use will be promoted for the much larger vegetable growing areas of Beijing Yanqing Beijing Lu Fu Long Vegetable Corp. The...

Chindex's United Family Hospitals and Clinics and NBC Enter into Healthcare Services Agreement

... Olympic Games, to the long list of organizations Chindex provides healthcare services to in Beijing during the network's coverage of the 2008 Beijing olympics from Beijing, China, August 8-24. The announcement was made today by Roberta Lipson, CEO of Chindex and Chairman of United Family Hospitals and Clinic...

In Globalizing Biotech, Midwest Must Differentiate From Pack

...IOs annual meeting in June. This year, the meeting will go back to biotechs roots, San Francisco, on June 6 through June 9. The meeting represents the olympics of biotech (except its held every year). This years attendance is expected to approach 20,000 people from all over the world. The exhibit area for...

The Olympics: A Biotech Perspective

... Jia Hu of China - Source: Getty Images The olympics of Biotech The biotech olympics aren't held every four years. They're held every y...t of the economies of many countries. While the olympics run every four years and last two weeks, the biote...

Line between big pharma, big biotech continues to blur

... Big Pharma companies: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline. The olympics of Biotech The olympics of Biotech the annual BIO meeting is set to open on Monday in Philadelp...

Midwest biotech on a roll

...o be encouraged by the numerous positive signs that biotech is alive and flourishing in the Midwest. Here are just a few: & bull; The coming of the olympics of biotech to Chicago in April 2006. & bull; The continued acquisition of Midwest biotech companies by Big Pharma and Big Biotech. While they reco...

The legacy of BIO 2006, what it will be and how we need to plan for it now

...ave been intimately involved in the last annual BIO meetings in different cities, as a preview to what we might expect or should prepare for when this olympics of Biotechnology meeting comes to Chicago in April, 2006. Some Chicagoans have likened this event to the biotechnology equivalent of the Chicago Wo...
Olympics in Biological Dictionary

Morphology

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Clogging

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