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2 hrs ago | Circulation

Angiotensin II Mediates Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Type 2...

From the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA ; and Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC . Correspondence to Eric Lazartigues, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1901 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112, E-mail Angiotensin-converting enzyme type 2 is a pivotal component of the renin-angiotensin system, promoting the conversion of angiotensin II to Ang- .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

6 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Prof: Silicon Valley Immigration Push - Really About Cheaper Labor'

Dr. Ron Hira, professor of public policy at Howard University, argued that Silicon Valley's push for immigration reform is "really about cheaper labor," not attracting "the best and brightest" workers because "the typical H-1B worker really has no more than ordinary skills" on Monday's "Laura Ingraham Show." "It's really about cheaper labor.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Mon Sep 15, 2014

City Paper

You Don't Have to Be an Art School to Have a Great Gallery

Now that the Corcoran College of Art + Design only exists under the auspices of George Washington University, D.C. has essentially lost its most highly acclaimed art school. But contemporary art, student work, and historic artifacts remain on view at local universities you might not associate with cutting-edge gallery work or museum exhibitions.

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Related Topix: George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University

The Washington Post

Sixty years after his death, the herald of the Harlem Renaissance is finally interred

A crowd assembled under gray skies and drizzle this weekend to remember a man none of them had ever met but whose contributions to American culture resonate through 20th-century history- and whose ashes had been stored for decades in a container the size of a coffee can. Sixty years after his death, on what would have been his 129th birthday, Alain Locke's strange posthumous journey came to an end Saturday at Congressional Cemetery.

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Related Topix: Business News

TheAlternativePress.com

City of East Orange Honors Victims and Heroes of September 11, 2001

EAST ORANGE, NJ Thirteen years ago yesterday, Mayor Lester Taylor was a young Howard University Law School student who had just returned home to New Jersey from Washington, D.C. He remembers being excited because he and his friends were planning to fly to Jamaica on September 13, 2001. But then September 11, 2001 happened and both his plans and his life - like the lives of most Americans - were changed forever.

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Related Topix: East Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

Prof: IT Industry at War with Middle Class

Dr. Ron Hira, professor of public policy at Howard University, argued that the tech industry supports executive action by President Obama on illegal immigration in order to depress wages, which he stated amounts to a war on the middle class on Thursday's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on the Fox Business Network. Hira said that the claimed shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics workers is refuted by the lack of increase in STEM wages.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Lincoln Times-News

Health Department welcomes new doctor

The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

BroadwayWorld.com

Frenchie Davis Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/28

Grammy nominated singer Frenchie Davis - star of NBC's "The Voice" and Broadway - will share her repertoire of soulful sounds at Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performances only - Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 - $40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.ticketweb.com . Located within Hotel Nikko , Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting.

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Related Topix: The Voice, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Frenchie Davis, Los Angeles, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Woman shot during protest says police have yet to speak to her

Mya Aaten-White said she was walking down West Florissant August 12 when she was shot in the head. Aaten-White said she was walking back to her car when the shooting occurred.

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Related Topix: Florissant, MO, Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

WUSA-TV Washington

Local researcher stumbles upon possible Ebola treatment

The Russian-born scientist came to Howard University's campus 14-years ago as an HIV researcher. His focus was on why patients with Sickle Cell Disease, even after numerous blood transfusions, appeared to be immune or resistant to HIV Aids compared to the general population.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

ScienceBlogs

Andrea Kidd-Taylor: Public health leader, worker safety advocate, justice seeker

The public health community is mourning the loss of Andrea Kidd-Taylor, DrPH, MSPH, 59 , who died on September 1 from cancer. Celebrations of her life were held on September 8-9 in Randallstown, MD.

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Related Topix: 9, Randallstown, MD, Environmental Law, Law, OSHA, UMass Lowell

Wed Sep 10, 2014

TheNewspaper

DC Speed Cameras Have Not Improved Traffic Safety

Washington, DC has been using speed cameras for more than a decade, but traffic safety has not improved. The city's private vendors have mailed more than 7 million photo tickets and collected a half-billion dollars in revenue, injury accidents have not declined as they have throughout the rest of the country.

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Our Time Press

Black Women Begin to Ask: Why Should We March?

We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 "We Will Not Go Back" Verrazano Bridge caravan to the Staten Island District Attorney's office in protest of the choke hold homicide of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD and more than a week of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown while his hands we in the air in the universal sign of surrender.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

PhysOrg Weblog

Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learning

The experiments used various methods to test how well 19-month-old infants, from neighborhoods of varying diversity, could learn new tasks from a non-English speaker. Credit: Lauren Howard/University of Chicago Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. Animal Watch

These cases were handled by the Washington Humane Society, which operates its shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, and the District's, at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For information or assistance, call 202-723-5730 or go to www.washhumane.org .

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Black Enterprise

American Association of Rhode Scholars to Hold Interment Ceremony for Alain Locke

Referred to as the father of the Harlem Renaissance, Alain Leroy Locke is the first African American to become a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. His academic leadership and efforts to highlight black culture has made him a prominent figure in history, and in 2007 the Association of American Rhode Scholars partnered with Howard University to plan a symposium on the centenary of the election of Alain Locke as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Related Topix: African-American

The Washington Post

Marchers for Michael Brown do more than just turn heads on Black Broadway

At 7 p.m. on Saturday night, "'Hands up, don't shoot!' buttons, one dollar!" were the chants you heard outside of the 10th Street exit of the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo. There, college students, random citizens, members of the National Black United Front , the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the D.C. Statehood Green Party were gathering, ready to follow the lead of one man: Eugene Puryear.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Chinatown (Washington, DC), Anacostia (Washington, DC)

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Daily Republic

College fair brings schools to students

Both are local high school students who came Monday night to Mount Calvary's Historically Black College and University Fair to set the path for those future goals. Miller, 16, a junior at Vacaville High School, is looking at schools with strong track and field programs in the South and would like to go into nursing and sports medicine.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Spelman College, Virginia State University, Xavier University, Huston-Tillotson University

WGRE-FM Greencastle

DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College...

DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year. The organization announced today that DePauw and Spelman each have 20 graduates in TFA's 2014 corps.

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Related Topix: DePauw University, Spelman College, Washington DC

Christian Newswire

Derrick 'Doc' Pearson features the late Al Johnson on 'It's Alright'

IAM Music Company announces the release of Derrick "Doc" Pearson's tribute album for his friend and soul music legend Mr. Al Johnson titled "It's Alright". "It's Alright" Hot Shot debuted in Top 20 of Billboard's Gospel Album Chart for the week of 9/13.

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