Joe Russo’s Almost Dead To Play Two Brooklyn Bowl Shows In January

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead have announced a two-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl, from January 23-24. JRAD is one of the premier Grateful Dead tribute bands performing today, lead by former Furthur and frequent Phil Lesh & Friends drummer, Joe Russo. The band also consists of Scott Metzger, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Marco Benevento.Tickets for each show will go on sale this Friday, October 17th, at noon. As The Brooklyn Bowl has limited ticketing capacity, don’t sleep on these tickets. You can find tickets on the Brooklyn Bowl page for each show on Friday, January 23rd and Saturday, January 24th.The performance is part of Freaks Ball XV, an annual event initiated by the group NYC Freaks, which typically focuses on jam and similarly-themed music. Last year’s Freaks Ball saw performances from Metzger’s band Wolf!, and “Stirrers,” a one-off supergroup trio with Eric Krasno, Joe Russo, and Neal Evans.last_img read more

See King Kong Stars Eric William Morris, Christiani Pitts & Erik Lochtefeld Prep Broadway Bow

first_imgKing Kong leading lady Christiani Pitts is all smiles. View Comments Related Shows The King Kong dream team assembles! Aerial and puppetry movement director Gavin Robins, Erik Lochtefeld, director/choreographer Drew McOnie, Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris, songwriter Eddie Perfect and creature designer Sonny Tilders grab a group photo. King Kong Something huge is coming to the Great White Way! King Kong, the stage adaptation of the monstrous myth immortalized by the 1976 film, begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on October 5. The new musical’s stars Eric William Morris, Christiani Pitts and Erik Lochtefeld as well as its creative team members, including director and choreographer Drew McOnie, songwriter Eddie Perfect, creature designer Sonny Tilders and more, met the press at The St. Cloud Rooftop Bar at The Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City on the sunny morning of August 6. The story centers on an ambitious young actress and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. Check out the photos, and gear up for this monster of a show to arrive on Broadway this fall! Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019last_img read more

Congressional action preserves role and funds for VSAC

first_imgVermont Student Assistance Corporation,The spending bill released late Monday night that funds federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year includes a provision, advocated by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont), requiring the US Department of Education to continue its contract with the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC) and other nonprofit student loan servicers nationwide.’ A provision in an earlier budget agreement, passed last month, could have affected Winooski-based VSAC by removing mandatory funding for the US Department of Education to contract with nonprofit student loan servicers.’  In December, Welch in the House, and Leahy and Sanders in the Senate, initiated a bipartisan effort in the Senate and House to clarify that the language included in that budget agreement did not reflect the intent of Congress to terminate existing nonprofit contracts with the Education Department. The Omnibus Appropriations Bill that is expected to come to votes in the House and Senate sometime this week includes discretionary funds to continue existing contracts with VSAC and other nonprofit servicers.’ Leahy, the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which handled the Senate’s negotiations, led the effort in the work on the bill, on behalf of VSAC, with strong support from Sanders and Welch.’  Leahy said: ‘ ‘No student should be denied the opportunities of a college education because of her or his family’s financial resources. ‘ Nonprofit loan servicers like VSAC serve as instrumental partners in guiding Vermont students through the complexities of financing their college educations. I continue to hear from students and adult learners across our state that VSAC’s outreach counselors gave them the support system they needed to graduate. ‘ I am delighted we were able to make sure that the new spending bill will enable VSAC to continue to serve students in need.’’ Sanders said: ‘ ‘VSAC has successfully helped thousands of Vermont students and families manage the costs of college through counselling and financing.’  I am very pleased that our ongoing efforts to protect VSAC’s critical role in our state will allow it to continue doing the excellent and important work it has done so well over the years.’Welch said: ‘ ‘Preserving VSAC’s ability to make loans, and to continue to serve Vermonters, is a priority for the Vermont delegation.’  I am very pleased this bill also acknowledges what we know about VSAC and other non-profit lenders: they provide high quality customer service and efficiency at all points in the lending process.’’ ‘We at VSAC continue to be very grateful for the leadership and support that our delegation continues to provide,’ said Scott Giles, VSAC president and CEO. ‘ ‘VSAC is unique among state-based agencies because we provide, under one roof, a full range of services aimed at helping Vermonters navigate the complexity of educational choices and how to finance those plans, particularly for those who are low-income or the first in their family to continue on to postsecondary education.’The appropriations bill provision also requires the US Department of Education to issue a report detailing an evaluation process for determining the fair allocation of additional loans on a competitive basis to nonprofit lenders like VSAC and other, larger loan servicers.’  That report will be due by the end of March. ‘ ‘  WASHINGTON (January 14, 2014) ‘Congressional delegationlast_img read more

Thanks to the Florida Lawyers Saving Homes program volunteers

first_imgMore than 900 Bar members have thus far offered their services to Florida Attorneys Saving Homes, a collaborative effort launched in July by The Florida Bar; The Florida Bar Foundation; Florida Legal Services; and the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, the Business Law Section and the Young Lawyers Division designed to provide pro bono assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.Louie Adcock David Agee Shahzad Ahmed David Akins Edward Albrecht Lemar Alejo Tami Alexander Benjamin Allen Jerry Allender Steven Allender Barbara Alonso Andrea Alpern Michael Altes David. A Altier Robert Altman Stuart Altman Laura Alton Katherine Alvarez Elizabeth Anderson Gaila Anderson John Anderson Angelita Anderson-Stephens Scott P. Andrew Barry Ansbacher Maureen Arago Frank Arenas Karyl Argamasilla Christie D. Arkovich David Armstrong Jana Armstrong Marlene A. Armstrong Lynwood Arnold Jerry Aron Martin Awerbach Masha Bach Kimberly Bald Nancy Baldwin John R. Banister Nancy Banner Annabella Barboza Brent Baris Beverly Barnett Lisa Barnett Van Dien Andrea Bateman Carlos Batlle Howard Batt Phillip Baumann Theodore Bayer Victoria Beatty Paul Beitlich Michelle Bell Marilyn Belo Jeremy Ben-David Alexis Benjamin Christopher Benjamin Jeanne Bennett Gael Beriro David Bernstein Joseph L. Bernstein Adam Bessen Maritza Betancourt Frank Bianco Charles Birmingham Chris Black Willard Blair Simon Blauman Michael Blickensderfer Joseph Blonsky Cosmo Bloom Laura Boeckman Jane Bolin Danielle Bolton Robert Bone, Jr. Harris Bonnette Garth Bonney Sam Boone John Bordelon Kimberly Bosshardt Peter Bowers Dana Bowie Thomas Bowron II Francis Boyer Christopher Boyett Wade Boyette Imani Boykin Nathan Boyles Jack Brandon Mark Brandt Robert Branson Lynn Brauer Christopher Bray Jason Brazelton Robert Brighton David Brittain Thomas Brodersen Tae Bronner Stewart Brooker William Broome Susan J. Brotman Joseph Brown Michael Brown Shawn Brown Ted Brown S. Dresden Brunner Ed Bruton Elaine Bucher Michelle Buckalew Maura McCarthy Bulman Deborah Bunnell Jeffrey Burns Natalie Burns Jennifer Burton Bradley Butcher Sarah Butters Jennifer Stearns Buttrick Onely Cairo-Rodriguez Bryan Callaway Lynnette J. Callender Colin Cameron James Campbell Melanie Campbell Shari Campbell Lisbet Campo Kara Cannizzaro Carolyn Cardet-George Andrew Carter David Carter Daniel Carusi John Caskey Claudio Cedrez Robert Cemovich G. Richard Chamberlin Erica Chaplin Arlene Chase Roland Cherasard Mike Chesser Seldon Childers Yasmin Chiodini Michael Chiumento III Douglas Christy Bret Clark Gregory Clark Mary Clarke Kenneth Claussen Thomas Cobb Simone Codner David Cohen Elaine Cohen Henry Cohen Howard Allen Cohen Myer Cohen Stuart A. Cohen Zachary Cohen Alfred Colby Yesenia Collazo Michelle Collins Nancy Colman Jason Comer Michael Compo Thomas R. Conklin James Coombs Samuel Cooper Kamala Corbett Seth Corneal Rene Coto Casey William Coughlin James Countess Curt Creely Kenneth Crooks Xiomara Cruz Brad Culverhouse Carina Cutter Anthone Damianakis Jonathan Damonte Ben Daniel, Jr. Gary Davis Diana Davis-Basta Sonya Daws Marshall Deason, Jr. Robert Deboer Robert Decker Daniel DeCubellis Pilar DeJesus Georganne DeLaughter Alma Delfillo Trisha Dellinger Luis DelNodal, Jr. Will Dempsey Laura Dennison Ana Maria D’Escoubet Majorie Desporte Patricka Deveaux T. Alexander Devine James Devito Anthony DeYurre Gustavo DeZendegui Ben Diamond Carl DiCampli Marie Dicce Robert Dickinson Tami Leigh Diebel Stacy Dillard- Spahn Edward Dimayuga Lourdes Bernal Dixon Gabriel Dobrin Suzanne Dockerty Melissa Donoho Lori Dorman Chandra Doucette Michael Dribin Tammi Driver Amanda R. Duffy Peter Dunbar Dayna Duncan Richard Dungey Kathryn Durnell Homer Duvall David Eastman Linda Ebin J. Armando Edmiston Megan Ellis Matthew Ellish Guy Emerich Alison Emery Antwon Emery Mary Ann Etzler Monica M. Evans Madeline Evans-Ervin Emma Ewings Eduardo Exposito Fabienne Fahnestock Allen M. Falk Jack Falk Amanda Farmand Gregory Farrar Laurel Farrell Elizabeth Fate Genette Faust Jason Feder Kristina Feher Brian Felcoski Franklin Ferguson Luanne Ferguson Kristopher Fernandez Niurka Fernandez Clelia Ferrara Jennifer Ferris Alan Fields Ariana Fileman Michael Fisher Christopher Fitzpatrick Scott Fitzpatrick Eugene Fitz-Ritson Joseph Fleece Jr. Joseph Fleece III Paul Flounlacker Sally Foote Joel Foreman Michael Foreman David Forestier Marcia Forsett Nicole Foster Nancy Francillon Scott A. Frank Brett Frankel Susan Frazier Robert Freedman Jeffrey Fridkin Janet Logan Friesecke Alex Funes William Galarza Joni Gambardella Julie Garber Mauricio Garcia Stephen Garcia-Vidal Thomas Gardner David Garten Paul Gelep Jaime Michelle Generazzo James George Douglas Gerber Omar Ghaffar Robert Gilmore Kimberly A. Gilmour John Gioiello E. Audrey Glover-Dichter Deborah Glover-Pearcey Ambré Goff Jeffrey Golant Glenn Goldberg K. Stuart Goldberg Lauren Goldberg Robert Goldman Leslie Golembiewski Douglas Gonano Florentino L. Gonzalez Maria Cristina Gonzalez Vanessa Gonzalez-Vinas Kathleen Good Deborah Goodall David Gorewitz Paul Gottfried Benjamin Gottlieb Donna Gousse Jan Govan Joann Grages Richard Grant Kimberly L. Graus Brian Gray Richard Gray Richard Green Jerry Green Aaron Greenberg George Greer Nancy Gregoire Frank Grey Rosalind R. Griffie Linda Griffin Tracy Griffin John Grimsley Carol Grondzik Steven Gutter Daniel Haggerty Steven Halim Peter Hall Steven Hall Patrick Halpin Sarah Halsell Gail Hamaty-Bird Rebecca Boldt Hamilton Laurie Hammerbacher Lynne Hampton Dion R. Hancock Alison Etheredge Hand Jeff Handlin Christine Hansley Charles Hardee Jeffrey Harrington Ellie K. Harris Teresa H. Harrison W. Christopher Hart Michael Hayes Wendell Hays Tom Hayward Sheri Hazeltine Steven Hearn Frank Hearne Carol Heller Kelly Henderson Thomas Henderson Michael Hennen Joann Hennessey William Hennessey Racole Henry Jeanette Hernandez-Suarez Jeanine Herrington Victoria Heuler Stephen Heuston Basha Hicks Gail Hill Tyler Hill Benjamin Hillard Whitney Hipsh H.Clyde Hobby Bryan Hoerbelt Karen Hoffman Victor Holcomb Michelle R. Hollister John Holston A. bice Hope Linda C. Horn Julie Ann Horstkamp Kimberly Hosley Eric Houghton Charles A. Hounchell Kevin Hoyes Thomas Hudson Ashley Hunt Ronald Hurst, Jr. Victor Huszagh Neal Hutchinson Denise Hutson Jenny Im Bruce Insana John Ioannou Roger Isphording Nicole H. Jackson Bruce Jacobs Russell Jacobs Daniel Jacobson Mark James Michael James Sha’Ron James Frances Jaynal Greg Jean-Denis Joryn Jenkins Jonathan Jennewein Robert Jockers Alexander Johnson Amber Jade Johnson Ann S. Johnson Daryl Jones Frederick Jones John Jones Joseph Jones Tamika Jones Brooke Juan Robert Judd Judith Ann Just Stephanie L Kane Milagros Kanyar Thomas Karr Sasha Katz Samuel Kaufman James Kay Joan Kayser James Keegan Sean Kelley Shane Kelley John Kendron Nelson Keshen Andrea Kessler Nishad Khan Nicole Kibert Wilhelmina Kightlinger William Kilpatrick, Jr. Edward Kind John King Lawrence King Robin King Laurence Kinsolving Ruth Kinsolving Angelic Kirkconnell Thad Kirkpatrick Sarah Klein Jerrod Knee C. Victoria Knight Peter Knocke Jo Ann Koontz Edward Koren Maria Korvick Alan Kotler Matthew Kramer Albert Kreischer David Krempa Christopher Kringel Keith Kromash Demian Kruchten Diana Krueger Bruce C Kulpaca Mark J. Labate Karl Wayne Labertew Alexander Labora David Labovitz Nancie LaDuke Rose LaFemina Henry Laffer Victor Lago Roger Lambert Margaret Lambrecht Lindsey Lamchick Magdalena Lamorte Senovia Lance George Lane Richard Langford Roger Larson Fred Lawrence Tchaka Lawrence Shawn Layman Ryan M. Layton Opal Lee Brian Leebrick William Leffler Charles Lehman Erika Lemoine Raquel Leon-Pereira Michael Lesage David Levine George Lewis Marvin Lewis Laird Lile Hae Kyung Lim Christopher Linde Beverly Linton-Davis Mark Lippman Leonard Liszewski John Little Thomas M. Little Kramer Litvak John Lockwood Jim Loncarski Elizabeth Lopez Kerry Louderback-Wood Robert Lowe Timothy Lucero Barbara H. Luikart Otto F. Luis-Jorge Jocelyn Lummis Jacquelyn Lumpkin Matthew Lupardo Rasha Lutfi Denise Lyn Kristen Lynch Craig Lynd Deborah Martz Lysaght Jacqulyn Mack Marsha Madorsky Lawrence Malman Anne Manners Alexandra Mantilla Daniel Manzano Bruce Marger Donny Marin Seth Marmor Eviana Martin Olga Martin Steven Martin Morris Massey Matt Mathews Eddie Matthews Elizabeth Maxwell Keith L. Maynard Sula McAuley Elizabeth Foshee McCausland Timothy McCausland Christian McCue Michael McFadden Michael McGarry Patrick McGeehan Rosemary McGuire Aaron McLaughlin Kathleen McLeroy Andrea Renee Meenach Francis Mendez Arthur Menor Patricia Meringer Michael Merino Dale Marie Merrill Robert Metz George Meyer Tracy Meyer Steven Mezer Maribel Mezquita Mark Middlebrook William R. Middlethon, Jr. Lawrence Miller Michael Miller Roger Miller Christine Smallwood Miranda Lizandra Miranda Kenneth Misemer Adam Mohammadbhoy Regine Monestime Margaret Fanjul Montalvo Bederia Moore Brian Moore Charles Moore Stephen Moorhead James Morey Nicole Morris Andrea Mosley Rex Moule William Muir Celeste Muir Joseph Murasko Jeanne Murphy Melissa Murphy Paul Murray Brian Murtha Jay Mussman Hofit Nagar Gary Nagle Charles Nash Luis Navarro Lidia Navines Jeffrey Neace Dorothy Negrin Cort A. Neimark Barry Nelson Janet C. Neris Jason Neufeld Lynda Neuhausen John Neukamm Brenda Kuhns Neuman Rod Neuman Alice Newman Shawn Newman Huyen Ta Nguyen Jacob Noble Mark Nogalski Alyssa Nohren John Noland Michael Nordman Guy Norris John Norris Andrea Northrop Louis Nostro Kim O’Connor Tara O’Connor F. Kemi Oguntebi Laurie Ohall Michael Olshefski Chad Orsatti Christian O’Ryan Julie Osinski David Osso Emily Ostrander Judson L. Owen Marianne VonFeldt Oxenhorn Kevin Packman Paul Palmer Raymond Palmer Mary Palumbo Martha Pardo Jeffrey Pardo Sean Parker Sara Parris Christina Parrish Navin Pasem Charlyne Patterson John Patterson Mary Patti John Paulich III Suzanne Paulus David Payne L. Howard Payne Scott Pence Dorys Penton Analise Perales Damaris Pereira Juan Perez Gonzalo Perez Jr. Howard Perl Amy Perry Ryan Peterson Donald Peyton Kim Phan Tami A. Phillips Peter Pike James Pinkert Malcolm J. Pitchford Barbara Pizzolato William Platt Robert Pleus Matthew Plummer William J. Podolsky Michelle Polom Marilyn Polson Irene Pons Verna Popo Tony Pornprinya Adam Portnow Del Potter Teisha Powell David Pratt Ira Price John Price Stacy Prince Michael Prohidney Adrienne Promoff Tom Putnam Michael Pyle Debra Quinn Alan Ramer Natasha Ramsingh Pamela Randle David Rankin Robert Rausch Mike Rayboun Jeffrey Raynor Thomas Reed III Stephen Rees Jr. Sharon Regan Allison Rehmeyer Joe Reinhardt III Louis Reinstein Steve Reiss Charles Restrepo Robin Reyes Stephen Reynolds David Rhodes Susan Rhodes Franchesca Rhodis Megan Richards Kevin Richardson Michael Richmond Eliot W. Rifkin James Rinaman III Rocky Rinker Peter Rivellini Hector Rivera Edward S. Robbins R. James Robbins Jr. Charles Robinson Ronald Roby Daniel Rock Anthony Rodriguez Jennifer Rodriguez Silvia Rojas Clara Rokusek Margaret Rolando Duane Romanello Christi Romero Marci Rose Robert Rosenblatt Simon Rothstein Christopher Royer Melva Rozier Harvey Rubinchik Henry Rubinstein Debi Rumph Deborah Russell James Russick Suzzette Rutherford Marsha Rydberg Kevin Rys Cary Sabol Cathryn Sabrin Colleen Sachs Matthew Sackel Gregory Saldamando Kelly Samek E.Tyler Samsing Lourdes Sanchez-Barcia Paul Sardon Michael Sasso Jeffrey Sauer James Saunders III Nicole Sauvola Jerome Schechter Shelly Schellenberg John Schillinger Shannon Schlesman Dale W. Schley Clay Schnitker P. Allen Schofield Barry Scholnik Scott Schroeder Tim Schuler Robert Schwartz Katherine Ann Schweikhardt Jon Scuderi Harry Seaton Allison Sebastian Camille Sebreth Maya Semaan Richard Sepler Laurie Sewell Rachel Julie Shabo Leah Shadle Jacquelyn Shannon Marc Shapiro A. Jabbar Shariff David Sharpe Sandra Sheets Geoffrey Sherman William Sherman John Sherrard Paige Shoemaker Neil Shoter Eugene Shuey Nicole Sieb Jenny Sieg Timothy Sierra David Silberstein Richard Silver Gina Silvestri Sherri Simpson Linda Singer Erin Siska Stephen Skipper William Sklar David Slater William Slicker Jeremy Sloan Erick Slootsky Claudine Smikle G. Thomas Smith Jennifer Smith Jennifer A. Smith Mark Smith Michael Smith Rebecca Smith Shane Smith Puja S. Solanki Andrew Solis Lynn Solomon Lars Soreide Allen M. Sowle Brian Sparks Jo Spear Kelly Spegon Gwendolyn Spencer Susan Spurgeon Barbara Billiot Stage Jaisen Stango Ann Lyman Steffens Barry Stein Reinhard Stephan Ido Stern Robert Stern Wendell Stewart William Stewart Sherri Stinson Travis L. Stock Adele Stone Bruce Stone Walter Strauss Bart Strock Rhonda Stroman Erica Stump Ingrid Suarez Erika Subieta Paul D. Sullivan Eric Sulzberger Laura Sundberg William Sussman Jack Swaine Robert Swaine Aaron Swiren Raven Sword Eleanor Taft James Tai Ricki Tannen Alan E. Tannenbaum Richard Taylor Sylvia Taylor Tieesha Taylor Stephen Teaster II Virginia Tee Donald Tescher Jonathan Thiele Pamela Thomas Zachariah Thoreen Kenneth Thornton Leonard H. Thornton Thomas Thurlow Donald Tiller Michael Tobin Suzanne Tortorice Brian Trimyer George Trovato Annabella Trujillo Steven Tsangaris David Tybor Neil Tygar Arlene Udick Hugh Umsted J. Samantha Vacciana Chad Valdes Maryvel DeCastro Valdes Glenn T. Vandewater Kelly VanWey Janet Varnell Gerardo Vazquez Jorge Sosa Vazquez Jennifer Miller Veal Richard Venditti John M. Vericker David Vetter Alice Vickers Albert Vidal J. Eric Virgil Daniel Vukelich Mary Wakeman April Walker Brenda Walker Sharon Walker Richard Waller Roland Waller Kenneth Walton II Jason Warshofsky Stephen Watson J. Tom Watson II Richard S. Webb IV Glenn Webber Lauren Weber Matthew Weidner Lee Weintraub Jerry Wells Erik Wesoloski Margaret Wharton Jacqueline Whatley Cameron White Dennis White Joanna White Richard White Kelley Whiter D. Keith Wickenden Bruce Wiener Charles Wilder Mark Wilkins Felicia Williams Julius Williams Kimberly Williams Riley Williams Julie Ann Williamson Robin Willner Ben Wilson Karren Wilson Donald H. Wilson Jr. Alicia Windsor-Svanstedt John Winter Kathleen Winters Griffith Winthrop Ilona-Anne Wiss Marjorie Wolasky Brian Wolf Jerome Wolf James Wood David Woodward Thomas Wright William Wright Shawn Yesner Christy Yonta Bonita Young Elizabeth Young Gwynne Young Robert Young Diana Zeydel Salome Zikakis Julius Zschau Martin A. Zucker Thanks to the Florida Lawyers Saving Homes program volunteers February 1, 2009 Regular Newscenter_img Thanks to all of those who have volunteered their services to the Florida Lawyers Saving Homes programlast_img read more

A Simple, Science-Backed Trick to Control Your Holiday Spending

first_imgInc.:The comedown after the holidays can be rough. Some suffer in the grim January weather, others are shocked by the number on the scale after all the festivities, but for many folks the worst part of the post-season crash is the credit card bills.It’s easy to get caught up in all the gift giving and good cheer and let your budget go totally out of control. Then the new year rolls around and shock and regret set in. Is there any way to avoid this common cycle of overindulgence and repentance?You might think that simple willpower is the answer. After all, we’re all grown-ups here and know that what we buy has to be paid for. But according to psychologists things aren’t that simple.Writing in The New York Times Sunday Review recently, Northwestern University professor David DeSteno explains that “research has shown that willpower tends to be limited. Each successful exercise of it actually increases the likelihood of subsequent failure if temptations come in quick succession (as they do, for instance, in shopping malls).”Read the whole story: Inc. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Reduced activity of a brain protein linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

first_imgLinkedIn Email Share on Twitter Share Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have reduced activity of the protein serum and glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) in their prefrontal cortices, and experimentally reducing the protein’s activity in rats leads to PTSD-like behavior, according to a new study in PLOS Biology.The study by Pawel Licznerski, Ronald Duman and colleagues of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University publishing in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology on Oct. 27th, suggests that augmenting activity of SGK1 may be therapeutic in PTSD.Performing a whole-genome expression screen on the post-mortem brains of six subjects with PTSD, the authors found that expression of SGK1 was reduced in the prefrontal cortex by over 80% compared to controls. The subjects studied were part of a PTSD brain bank, the first of its kind, established by the authors. To understand the cellular mechanisms at work, the authors turned to rats, and showed that those rats with lower SGK1 activity had higher levels of learned helplessness in response to a shock (a behavior thought to mimic one aspect of PTSD). Experimentally reducing SGK1 activity in rats induced learned helplessness, while overexpressing the protein reduced it. Reducing SGK1 activity also induced several other PTSD-like behaviors, and caused cellular changes in prefrontal cortical neurons consistent with an augmented fear response.Together, these results indicate that a reduction in SGK1 activity likely contributes to PTSD. Larger postmortem studies will be needed to confirm these findings, but if they are borne out, SGK1 or other proteins with which it is linked may provide new targets for medications to reverse the effects of PTSD, which, according to the Veterans Administration, affects over 5% of the United States population, and over 10% of veterans.last_img read more

Savills shares leap 4.8%

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Redline Detection Announces Michael Hosch As Director Of Aftermarket Programs

first_imgRedline Detection, a provider of OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, has announced that Michael Hosch has joined the company as director of aftermarket programs.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHosch comes to Redline after  17 years at Bosch North America, where his most recent position was director of sales, responsible for leading the North American sales team and the Electronic Product Group. Hosch has been in the diagnostic tool aftermarket for 37 years, first with Sun Electric, then Snap-on, Vetronix, Bosch and now Redline.An experienced leader with an extensive background in sales, marketing and business development in the aftermarket, Hosch brings an expertise in building cross-functional teams that drive together for success. “I’ve had a relationship with Redline for over six years and have tremendous respect for the quality, ethics and integrity of the products and the people. I am beyond excited to be a part of this great team,” said Hosch.Redline recently launched a partnership with Bosch Automotive Aftermarket to manufacture the Bosch HPT 500 High Pressure Leak Tester, a diagnostic leak detector with unique features and patented inflatable adaptors that make it possible to quickly test every heavy-duty and boosted vehicle. The equipment provides 2-20PSI pressurized visual vapor that pinpoints leaks and component faults in heavy-duty after-treatment and diesel/turbo boosted passenger vehicles, which are impossible to locate with a traditional, low-pressure evap style smoke machine.last_img read more

Putting safety first – American Air Liquide present the President’s safety awards

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