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Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

NIKE to Donate $6 Million in Footwear to Help Teens Get Active and into Sport During Summer Break

Business Wire, Wed May 23, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NIKE Inc. today announced the launch of its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break through sport, dance and play. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA's "Step Up to Health" initiative, which is designed to leverage park and recreation assets to promote healthy lifestyles and build more livable communities.

Built-in Molecular Brakes Curb The Sniffles

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Wed January 17, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered how our anti-infection machinery turns itself down and limits the sniffles, congestion and fevers that are a side effect of the campaign against invading viruses. The discovery seems to solve part of the mystery of why the misery of the common cold lasts only so long.

New space observations poised to save lives from floods, landslides

Baltimore, MD - Using NASA's advanced Earth-observing satellites, scientists have discovered a new opportunity to build early detection systems that might protect thousands from floods and landslides.

Hubble Finds that Earth is Safe from One Class of Gamma-ray Burst

Space Telescope Science Institute, Sun May 14, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - Homeowners may have to worry about floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes destroying their homes, but at least they can remove long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) from their list of potential natural disasters, according to recent findings by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Online calculator and chemotherapy order systems reduce medication errors in children

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Mon May 08, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - Two new studies from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center show that computerizing ordering of chemotherapy and other types of intravenous drug infusions for children greatly reduces the risk of potentially dangerous medical errors.

Whole-genome study at Johns Hopkins reveals a new gene associated with abnormal heart rhythm

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Mon May 01, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - Using a new genomic strategy that has the power to survey the entire human genome and identify genes with common variants that contribute to complex diseases, researchers at Johns Hopkins, together with scientists from Munich, Germany, and the Framingham Heart Study, U.S.A., have identified a gene that may predispose some people to abnormal heart rhythms that lead to sudden cardiac death, a condition affecting more than 300 thousand Americans each year.

Marijuana-like Compounds Suppress The Immune Response

Bethesda, MD - A group of Japanese scientists has discovered that cannabinoids can cause some white blood cells to lose their ability to migrate to the sites of infection and inflammation.

NASA Data Combined To Improve Hurricane Landfall Forecasts

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Tue April 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Greenbelt MD - Data gathered from last year's NASA hurricane research mission and a NASA satellite have improved tropical storm landfall and storm strength forecasts in computer models.

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope!

Hubble Site, Tue April 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Baltimore, MD - To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies involved in the project, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), are releasing this image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82).

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