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2014-09-24 12:29:07

BLAINVILLE, QC, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Medunik Canada, a Canadian pharmaceutical company specialized in orphan drugs, announces that PHEBURANE(©) (a tasteless oral formulation of sodium phenylbutyrate), indicated as adjunctive therapy in the chronic management of Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), was granted a Priority Review Status by Health Canada. This treatment will provide Canadians living with a urea cycle disorder access to a lower-cost alternative solution for the treatment...

2014-09-24 12:27:16

-"Hops & Harmony" Brings Together Musicians and Brewers To Rock Back In Time for Lyme - SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Lyme Foundation invites the community to a fun-filled music festival, "Hops & Harmony", which will include several popular local bands and breweries, to raise awareness of Lyme disease locally. Live music Celeste Perry, on-air radio personality from Big 103.7 will emcee the event -- Dutch Uncle Band -- "The Bay Area's favorite...

2014-09-24 12:26:10

Author and stress expert Paul Huljich announces a "LifeReStyle" contest to inspire people to master the stress. NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of his ongoing crusade to inspire people to say no to stress, Paul Huljich, author and one of America's leading stress management experts and global wellness advocates, has announced a "LifeReStyle" contest in which one winner will be awarded with 10 private "stress freeing" lessons. Hulijch will personally help said winner...

Xanthohumol Aids Cognitive Function In Young Animals
2014-09-24 03:12:08

Oregon State University Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. The research was just published in Behavioral Brain Research by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. It’s another step toward understanding, and ultimately reducing the degradation of memory that happens with age in many mammalian...

heart rate variability
2014-09-24 02:45:29

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate—and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart...

2014-09-24 08:30:05

With Honeyville, Legacy Offers Additional Health Certificates and Higher Supplier Production Standards SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Food Storage, a manufacturer of good tasting and healthy meals for food storage and emergency needs, today announced Honeyville Inc. as its new ingredients supplier. As of today, all Legacy food products will feature Honeyville ingredients, with a full range of certifications* that meet the diet and overall health requests Legacy...

2014-09-24 08:29:21

MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today the publication of its latest peer-reviewed scientific study, "Progenitor Cell Recruitment By Dehydrated Human Amnion Chorion Grafts Promotes Neovascularization in a Murine Model of Dermal Ischemia", was electronically published in the Journal of...

2014-09-24 08:29:06

AIT, BioVendor and SCIENION signed cooperation agreement for early detection of colon cancer VIENNA, BRNO, Czech Republic and BERLIN, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, BioVendor and SCIENION today announced that the three companies will partner on the development of an in-vitro diagnostic test for colon cancer. The innovative test kit shall identify cancer at an early stage based on tumor autoantibody biomarkers. Colon cancer is...

2014-09-24 08:28:57

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Meditech, Inc. today announced the appointment of Daniel M. Bradbury as chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Bradbury is the managing member of BioBrit, LLC, and former CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Mr. Bradbury comes to us with extensive leadership experience in the diabetes space," said Keith Ignotz, CEO of Freedom Meditech. "Mr. Bradbury's insight brings tremendous value in the early stages of market adoption for the...

2014-09-24 08:28:22

-- New division focused on supporting translation of complex genomic data for drug discovery, drug repositioning, and companion diagnostics development -- SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axio Research announced today the launch of Statistical Genetics and Genomics services in response to the biopharmaceutical industry's need for advanced statistical support in the analysis and interpretation of complex genomic data for drug discovery and development, drug repositioning, and companion...


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Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

East Friesian Sheep
2014-09-26 10:01:06

The East Friesian sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from East Frisia in Germany. Traditionally, this breed was kept in small groups by households to be used for the production of milk and today the breed does not do well in large numbers. It has a pink nose and pale hooves, but its best known physical feature is the tail, which is thin and hairless like a rat’s tail. The head is polled, meaning it does not grow horns, and its wool can be white or dark brown in color. The...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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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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