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2014-10-24 16:25:49

Coordinated Strategy Focuses on Preparedness, Protection and Patients ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care for Ebola patients in Minnesota. Under the plan, all hospitals in the state will continue to be prepared to detect, isolate and initially care for suspected Ebola patients. Should a case of Ebola be identified,...

2014-10-24 16:25:46

Changing the gut microbiome to treat Clostridium difficile Infections HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metanome, Inc., a Houston-based provider of comprehensive metagenomic services and data analysis, was the genomic sequencing provider for Seres Health's (Cambridge, Mass) Phase I/II clinical trial of SER 109, an Ecobiotic® therapeutic for the treatment of patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). Metanome has provided genomic sequencing services in...

2014-10-24 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, together with aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department, today spoke with principles and senior officials from agencies charged with aviation safety, health and security about a coordinated response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "The arrival of Ebola...

2014-10-24 12:26:26

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CannaVEST Corp. (OTC:CANV), a leading manufacturer and distributor of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) based products, released a letter from Michael Mona, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, to stockholders and customers regarding a recent report issued by Project CBD: Dear Stockholders and Customers, First, thank you for your continued support of and belief in our company. As you may be aware, on October 14, 2014, Project CBD, an organization claiming to be an...

2014-10-24 08:26:43

Findings Have Important Implications in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Diseases and Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: RGRX) ("the Company" or "RegeneRx") today reported on data presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease in Rome, Italy. "When thymosin beta 4 (TB4) linked with rhodamine (a fluorescent tracer dye) was injected into the peritoneal cavity in a rodent model of...

2014-10-24 08:26:39

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) a leading multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products, today announced that the Company will release its fiscal third quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. A conference call will be webcast the same day beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested investors and other parties may listen to the webcast of the...

2014-10-24 08:26:04

National Stem Cell Foundation and Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation announce partnership to fund stem cell research for regeneration and repair. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today they have partnered to fund innovative adult stem cell research for the regeneration and repair of musculoskeletal tissues. The collaboration between...

2014-10-24 08:25:22

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of news a doctor in New York City, recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea in West Africa, has now tested positive for Ebola, a leader of the nation's largest nurses organization, National Nurses United, will step up the call for much higher preparedness for the Ebola threat in testimony to Congress Friday morning.?? With the report of an Ebola case now hitting the most densely populated city in the United...

2014-10-24 04:21:22

Communication with Employees, Crisis Planning Meetings Cited as Top Measures by Large Organizations in Response to Ebola Outbreak TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and was conducted by International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, finds that in spite of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, an overwhelming majority (83%) expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the...

2014-10-23 23:11:32

Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Michael Steuer is the owner and medical director of the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center with five locations in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Ebola epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern to Michael Steuer, not only because of the humanitarian tragedy that it has created there, but also because anxiety struck close to home when his daughter recently considered traveling to Africa for...


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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...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

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