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2014-07-16 12:28:14

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5.2 million people in the United States alone, and it is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. A cure for this insidious killer has so far proven elusive, but that could soon change as a result of a breakthrough at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology that sheds light on a key mechanism in the accumulation of protein plaques in the tissue of Alzheimer's disease patients. The...

2014-07-16 12:28:12

If isavuconazole is approved for invasive candidiasis, QIDP status provides a five-year extension of market exclusivity. NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated isavuconazole as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis, a life-threatening, invasive fungal infection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 A product that is granted...

2014-07-16 12:27:46

EWING, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essential Pharmaceuticals LLC, Ewing NJ announces the release of Cell-Ess® serum replacement for cell culture. Cell-Ess is a replacement for the Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) that is commonly used in cell culture. The product is chemically defined, animal component free and delivers critical components that are needed for cell growth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127335 Cell-Ess enables researchers to eliminate FBS use in...

2014-07-16 12:24:14

IRVING, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to strengthen its position in the transcription industry, Global Transcripts has added Radiology, Legal and Hospital transcription to its list of specialized services. This expansion has been done to cater to the requirements of varied industries and organizations. Over the last 14 years, Global Transcripts has carved a name for itself in the field of medical transcription. It has been providing high-quality...

2014-07-16 08:29:40

HERZLIYA, Israel, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTL) ("XTL" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of unmet clinical needs, announced today that an overview of its hCDR1 peptide to treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is included in an article titled, Novel Approaches to the Development of...

2014-07-16 08:29:19

Acceledent Can Reduce Orthodontic Treatment Time by as Much as One Half NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. John DiGiovanni, a Newport Beach orthodontist with over two decades of experience, is proud to announce that he is now offering the Acceledent system to his patients. As Dr. DiGiovanni explained, this innovative treatment can decrease the time that patients need to wear braces by as much as 50 percent. In addition, many of his patients who have been fitted...

2014-07-16 08:28:46

New Model will Allow Everyone Across the Country a New Leash on Life(TM) CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K9 Fit Club® - the leader in canine and human fitness - is pleased to introduce the nation's first-ever online certification program for human/canine fitness certification. The new model offers a flexible and convenient opportunity to become a Certified K9 Fit Club Trainer, and once certified, you are provided with tools, information, a pop up K9 Fit Kit(TM), and support...

2014-07-16 08:28:32

- ChromaDex's Patented NIAGEN(TM) Is the First and Only Commercially Available Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today the initiation of the first human clinical study for its patented ingredient...

2014-07-16 08:28:20

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced new data showing that beta-amyloid imaging was associated with altered diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Change in management was observed in both patients who met and did not meet the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), which were developed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular...

2014-07-16 08:27:59

Irys System will be available through MDxK for South Korea and Millennium Science for Australia and New Zealand SAN DIEGO, SEOUL, South Korea and MELBOURNE, Australia, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the selection of two new distributors, MDxK and Millennium Science, for the Irys(TM )System in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Seoul, MDxK is one of the premier life science instrumentation distributors for Korea and has already sold the first system to...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

White Pine
2014-07-15 11:24:08

Hainan white pine (Pinus fenzeliana) is found on the island of Hainan off the southern shores of China. This pine is also known as the Fenzel’s pine  and is related to the Chinese White Pine. This tree is a slow growing tree and can be used for landscaping purposes. The Hainan white pine grows best in full sun and soil that is well-drained but maintains medium moisture. This tree grows to heights between 25 and 35 feet (the largest being recorded at 100 feet) with a crown that spreads...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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