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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.

Airtricity Finalizes Largest Wind Project to Date

Business Wire, Thu May 17, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Sweetwater, Texas, USA - Airtricity, Inc., a leading renewable energy company, announced the construction of its largest wind farm to date. The 209 megawatt Roscoe Wind Farm will provide power to TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., under a five-year sales contract. The project area stretches into three counties and will cover nearly 30,000 acres when it is completed.

Profiling of cancer genes may lead to better and earlier detection

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Mon December 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Dallas - A research team at UT Southwestern Medical Center has for the first time identified several genes whose expression is lost in four of the most common solid human cancers -- lung, breast, prostate and colon cancer.

Nanotubes Used For First Time To Send Signals To Nerve Cells

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Tue May 09, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Galveston, Texas - Texas scientists have added one more trick to the amazing repertoire of carbon nanotubes - the ability to carry electrical signals to nerve cells.

New Predictive Model To Assess Individual’s Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Wed April 19, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
San Antonio, TX - Researchers have developed a model to predict prostate cancer for men who undergo a prostate biopsy. The details of the risk calculator appear in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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