NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The White Mountains Community College is celebrating an expansion.
Its North Conway Academic Center has a new science lab. It will offer courses such as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and human biology. A massage therapy program is heading to the center for the spring semester.
CHICAGO (AP) — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge at a bond hearing for the men.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Northwestern prof, Oxford worker accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy (all times local):
A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy will have their next court date on Sept. 8 in Chicago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.
It's still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than today's standard test, researchers reported Wednesday. And it could tell the difference between two tick-borne diseases with nearly identical early symptoms.
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee accused in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local):
Northwestern University officials say a professor accused in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man has been fired.
University spokesman Alan Cubbage said Monday that Wyndham Lathem was fired for fleeing from police when there was a warrant out for his arrest. He says the firing took effect Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency is awarding the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences an $11 million federal grant for research on infectious diseases.
The grant is from an arm of the National Institutes of Health, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2rSaoyZ ) reported. It's the second grant for a program that helps research on pathogens, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group.
Officer Mohammad Ali says the 61-year-old microbiology professor Tahira Malik was found slain in the eastern city of Lahore, with several stab wounds.
He says her daughter had complained to the police that her mother wasn't answering her calls.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Researchers at UC Davis are warning some medical marijuana users after identifying potentially lethal bacteria and mold on cannabis samples from 20 Northern California dispensaries.
Microbiology professor George Thompson is advising those with weakened immune systems to avoid vaping or smoking marijuana.
Thompson says leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or cancer patients who use contaminated cannabis could put themselves at risk of lung infections.
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is among the 32 Americans who have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.
Joshua Carter, of Watertown, will pursue a master's degree in clinical neuroscience at Oxford. The Rhodes Trust announced the scholars-elect for 2017 Sunday.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor.
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor instantaneously.
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