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2014-09-18 16:28:15

- Data suggest support for potential label expansion of XIAFLEX for Dupuytren's contracture to include treatment of two affected joints concurrently; PDUFA date is October 20, 2014 - LYNBROOK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX(®) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in the U.S. and XIAPEX(®) in the EU, today announced that positive...

obesity
2014-09-18 03:30:43

Brittany Behm, The JAMA Network Journals The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. Waist circumference is a simple measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. Although the prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United States through 2008, its trend in recent years has not been known, according to background information in the article. Earl...

2014-09-18 12:29:13

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Don Cherry and Terry Leon receive National Awards at Kidney Foundation of Canada 50(th) Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation's 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine. Don Cherry - Recipient, Kidney Foundation of Canada...

2014-09-18 08:29:36

Installation to premiere at New York City's third annual Photoville with Special Guest Host IMG Model Sailor Brinkley Cook NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, today announced the launch of When You're Smiling - an interactive campaign that leverages the talent of worldwide crowds to elevate support and engagement around cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment. In a fresh, original approach to nonprofit awareness-building and...

2014-09-18 08:29:26

-ATHENA to Shed Light on Rare, Life-Threatening Kidney Disease - LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today it has initiated its ATHENA natural history of disease study in patients with Alport syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney disease with no approved therapy. The ATHENA study is designed to...

2014-09-18 08:28:56

Data Support CCH could be Used to Treat Two Affected Joints Concurrently; Positive Results Presented from Additional Studies Evaluating CCH Retreatment for Recurrent Contracture CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced the first presentation of positive safety and efficacy data from the AUX-CC-867 MULTICORD (MULtiple Treatment Investigation of Collagenase Optimizing the Resolution of...

2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2014-09-17 23:06:31

The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates tackles men’s health in the latest Epicure with the Chef MDs with Rasika’s James Beard Award-winning Chef Vikram Sunderam. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The probability of prostate cancer increases with age and family history. Along with regular screening and examination, a healthy diet could decrease the risk of prostate cancer. In this episode of Epicure with the Chef MDs, renowned Chef Vikram Sunderam of Rasika joins...

2014-09-17 23:03:29

Lotus Moon’s Sugar Cane Fruit Mask is an effective, active and anti-aging treatment mask for instant radiance. A fruit acid mask that behaves like a peel but applies like mask. Lotus Moon’s newest formula combines organic fruit extracts from bilberry, lemon, orange and cranberry to penetrate, exfoliate and regenerate skin cells along with glycolic for added power to reduce the appearance of pore size and support healthy cell renewal. Suwanee, GA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Leading...

2014-09-17 12:27:09

- Three-year findings regarding prophylaxis versus on-demand treatment in adults with hemophilia A WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare will present data on hemophilia A research at the National Hemophilia Foundation's 66(th) Annual Meeting, which takes place September 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The data, which will be shared through poster presentations, showcase Bayer's commitment to advancing hemophilia A treatment and patient care. Data will be presented in a...


Latest Anatomy Reference Libraries

Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Muscle
2013-04-30 14:32:22

Muscle is soft tissue that is filled with protein filaments that manipulates the shape of a cell which can help with posture, movement and functions of other organs in the body such as the lungs and heart as well as the digestive tract. Formation and Orientation There are three different types of muscle tissues; skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Skeletal muscle is used to hold together and monitor skeletal movements. Posture is mainly controlled by skeletal muscles located along...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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