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Health News Archive - January 29, 2009

State-of-the-Art Laboratory Complex Enables Expanded Biologics Capabilities ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC Pharma(TM), a business segment of SAFC(R), a member of the Sigma-Aldrich(R) group (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced that it has commenced operations at its 7,000 sq. ft.

One relatively inexpensive plum contains about the same amount of antioxidants as a handful of more expensive blueberries, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Luis Cisneros, AgriLife Research food scientist, and Dr.

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, January 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - A New Year of Growth in 2008 - Revenue Up 9.7% Excluding the Currency Effect - Higher Earnings Expected Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, today announced consolidated revenue of EUR3,074.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, representing a reported 5.7% increase on the previous year.

Leading-Edge Program Attracts a Standing-Room-Only Crowd NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Fertility Association launched the much anticipated Manicures & Martinis infertility prevention program Tuesday night at Dashing Diva Nail Salon in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced the release in the U.S. of two new lengths of the Outreach(TM) Distal Access Catheter for use in neurovascular interventions.

ATLANTA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A national coalition of patient advocates, physicians, business groups, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders, has been created to help breast cancer survivors gain better access to high quality prostheses and related post-surgical items.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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