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photosynthesis
2014-10-29 03:00:29

Provided by Alison Satake, Louisiana State University A world without plants would be a world without oxygen, uninhabitable for us and for many creatures. We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process of photosynthesis. However, we know little about the mechanics of how plants create oxygen during photosynthesis. A breakthrough that will help advance our understanding of this critical ecological process was made...

Study Shows Agave Nectar And Placebo Both Perceived Better Than Doing Nothing For Cough In Kids
2014-10-29 03:20:54

Provided by The JAMA Network Journals Pasteurized agave nectar and placebo were both perceived to be better by parents for treating nighttime cough and the resulting sleep difficulty in infants and toddlers than doing nothing at all, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Cough is a frequent symptom in children and one of the main reasons they visit a health care professional. Little evidence supports the use of over-the-counter medicine for acute cough. An alternative to...

2014-10-29 08:34:57

First Ever Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Human Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cell Replacement Therapy NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, has for the first time ever implanted a person with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with an experimental encapsulated cell...

2014-10-29 08:34:50

Limited Time Only Products Available to Customers While Supplies Last FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for fall and the holiday season, Nutrisystem, (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announces the addition of six seasonal favorites to its robust menu of more than 150 items. The new products, available while supplies last, are meant to help customers stay on the weight loss track while still allowing them to...

2014-10-29 08:34:38

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company, announced today that the first patient in its Phase 1/2 study was successfully implanted with VC-01(TM), its embryonic stem cell-derived islet replacement product candidate being developed as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. This Phase 1/2 clinical trial, designed to evaluate the VC-01 product candidate directly in patients with type 1 diabetes, is initially being conducted at UC...

2014-10-29 08:33:44

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: ACCPD), a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, announced the appointment of leading experts to its newly formed scientific advisory board ("SAB"). The appointed SAB will serve as a strategic resource to the company as it continues to develop and commercialize its proprietary plasma fractionation platform, Salt Diafiltration Process ("SDF(TM)"). "Together with our...

2014-10-29 08:33:30

NovoFine® Plus is the shortest and thinnest pen needle in the Novo Nordisk family of needles designed for diabetes pens PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced the availability of its shortest and thinnest pen needle, NovoFine(®) Plus, in the United States. NovoFine(®) Plus is a universal needle that works with all currently available insulin and some GLP-1 receptor agonist pens. The Food and Drug...

2014-10-29 08:33:08

Data Supportive of GEN-2, an RNAi Carrier for Therapeutic Treatment of Lung Cancer LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced the presentation of data related to TheraSilence(TM), the Company's lung-specific RNA delivery technology, at the miRNA World Conference Workshop on miRNA Delivery in Boston, MA. The data was presented by Dr. Khursheed Anwer, Celsion's Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, during a panel...

2014-10-29 08:32:46

DUBLIN, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and China Monoclonal Antibody Industry Report, 2014-2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Despite world-wide economic downturn and great changes in exchange rate, benefiting from robust market demand, global monoclonal antibody market size exceeded USD 80 billion in 2013, still one of biotech drugs with the fastest CAGR in recent years. Global...

2014-10-29 08:32:40

Data Presented This Week at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT), a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced new data from two studies supporting the use of the company's Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) to help reduce unnecessary surgeries among patients whose thyroid nodules are indeterminate for cancer following...


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American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many negative effects on the local ecosystems. B. frutescens will commonly grow up to almost 20 feet...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

Hunnemannia
2014-10-27 10:09:27

Hunnemannia is a genus of flowering plant. The genus is monotypic, meaning it is a group containing only one immediately subordinate species. This flowering plant belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The only single species is H. fumarifolia, commonly known as tulip poppy or Mexican tulip poppy. Hunnemannia is found in the Chihuahuan Desert and central Mexico. The genus is found in the highlands at elevations of 4,921-6,562 feet. The species prefers rocky habitats. Hunnemannia is a...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.