Haslam Appoints 13 New Members to Higher Education Boards

Haslam Appoints 13 New Members to Higher Education Boards NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of thirteen new members and two re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards. Bill Lee, Pam Martin and Alex Martin will serve as new members of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).  Shannon Brown, Bill Evans, Julia Wells, Rhedona Rose, R.J. Duncan and David Golden will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees.  Barbara Prescott, Leigh Shockey, Rebecca Reeves and Dottye Webb will serve as new members of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). “We want to thank the new and current members for serving and the important work they do for higher education in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “There is no doubt that attracting and growing Tennessee jobs is directly tie... read more

Effects of Storage and Type of Blood Collection Tubes on Hepatitis C Virus Level in Whole Blood Samples

Effects of Storage and Type of Blood Collection Tubes on Hepatitis C Virus Level in Whole Blood Samples doi:  10.1128/JCM.39.5.1788-1790.2001Effects of Storage and Type of Blood Collection Tubes on Hepatitis C Virus Level in Whole Blood SamplesAuthor information Article notes Copyright and License information AbstractIn this study, we compared serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA concentrations with HCV RNA concentrations in whole blood collection tubes, including two different types of EDTA tubes and nucleic acid stabilization tubes (NASTs). We also investigated the impact of a processing delay on HCV RNA concentration in these tubes. In NASTs, the mean HCV RNA concentration was comparable to the mean serum HCV RNA concentration at “date zero.” In EDTA tubes, mean baseline HCV RNA concentrations were higher. Storage at room temperature up to 96 h did not result in a decline of HCV RNA con... read more

ND State Board of Medical Examiners v. Hsu

ND State Board of Medical Examiners v. Hsu IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTANorth Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners - Investigative Panel B,Complainant and Appellant,- v-George S. Hsu, M.D.,Respondent, Appellee and Cross-Appellant.Appeal from the district court for Burleigh County, South CentralJudicial District, The Honorable Sonna Anderson, JudgeJohn M. Olson ID#03053Attorney for Appellant418 E. Broadway Ave. Suite 9Bismarck, ND 58501(701)222-3485Table of AuthoritiesiNorth Dakota Case Law iiOther Caselaw iiNorth Dakota Statutes iiOther Authorities iiiLaw and Argument (Reply) 1ISSUE I.THE DISTRICT COURT ERRED 1) IN FINDING THAT THE BOARD FAILED TO COMPLY WITH N.D.C.C. §28.32-39(3), 2) BY REVERSING THE BOARD'S REVOCATION ORDER, AND 3) BY ISSUING A WRIT OF MANDAMUS. 1Law and Argument Regarding Cross Appeal 3ISSUE II.THE DISTRICT C... read more

N.D. Ag Commissioner candidates tout farming, ranching crede...

N.D. Ag Commissioner candidates tout farming, ranching crede... Neither has won a statewide office, but that will change Nov. 2.Republican Doug Goehring, 45, has been agriculture commissioner since Gov. John Hoeven appointed him in April 2009. Goehring replaced Roger Johnson, a Democrat-NPLer whom he'd challenged unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2006. Johnson surprised Republicans by leaving the post to become president of the National Farmers Union.The challenger, Democrat Merle Boucher, 64, has been minority leader in the North Dakota House of Representa tives since 1990. Boucher was a part-time cattleman and educator and an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for g overnor in 2008.The ag commissioner post is largely regulatory and the only nonappointed post of its type in the four-state area. The post pays $89,000, and the officeholder has statutory authority... read more

The role of δ‐opioid receptors in learning and memory underlying the development of addiction

The role of δ‐opioid receptors in learning and memory underlying the development of addiction Opioids are important endogenous ligands that exist in both invertebrates and vertebrates and signal by activation of opioid receptors to produce analgesia and reward or pleasure. The μ-opioid receptor is the best known of the opioid receptors and mediates the acute analgesic effects of opiates, while the δ-opioid receptor (DOR) has been less well studied and has been linked to effects that follow from chronic use of opiates such as stress, inflammation and anxiety. Recently, DORs have been shown to play an essential role in emotions and increasing evidence points to a role in learning actions and outcomes. The process of learning and memory in addiction has been proposed to involve strengthening of specific brain circuits when a drug is paired with a context or environment. The DOR is h... read more

Moving to the Gold Coast

Moving to the Gold Coast The Gold Coast is a city in the State of Queensland in Australia. This is a coastal area located between the state capital of Brisbane and New South Wales. Because of its proximity to the beach, the city has become one of the must be tourist destinations in all of the land Down Under. The hub of tourism in the city is in the place called Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast is populated by a little over half a million people and takes most of the infrastructure, facilities, services and labor with the state capital. The main artery between these two cities are the railway and the motorway that connect the capital to this coastal area. The city is not just a coastal area as a great number of high rises as well as developmental areas make the city a vibrant hotspot for tourism as well as commerc... read more