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2014-09-30 23:23:15

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and Vet Supply Source, a leading purveyor of pet products and medicines for dogs, cats, horses and more, is taking the opportunity to remind dog-lovers everywhere that adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue center is a great way to find the perfect pet. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and Vet Supply Source, a leading purveyor of pet products and medicines for dogs, cats, horses and more, is taking the...

2014-09-30 23:23:11

Provides North American researchers easy access to Biological Industries’ products Windsor, CT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Rainbow Scientific, Inc. (RSI), a North American distributor of scientific research products, recently opened an online store to add customer convenience in ordering its comprehensive cell culture product lines developed and manufactured by Biological Industries, Inc. Products available through its online store include Biological Industries’ Nutristem®...

2014-09-30 23:22:37

In a recent online interview by the Pharma IQ Division of the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., the Director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC (ASCTC) discussed the state of technology for drug evaluations for stem cell toxicity. As an expert on the topic, Dr. Sherley emphasized that, currently, few technologies exist for screening-out drug candidates that will ultimately fail as medicines due to toxicity against stem cells...

2014-09-30 23:21:27

The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will occur during October 6 -13, 2014. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Sleep Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week 2014, a national event focused on increasing public awareness about this potentially deadly sleep disorder. The event this year will...

2014-09-30 23:20:15

Biology and botany clash in today’s cannabinoid research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed). Publius of The Cannabis Papers looks at five 2014 articles on the cannabinoid system modulating homeostasis and sleep, with a special focus on naming and the political nature of biology’s cannabinoid deficiency and botany’s cannabis withdrawal. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 “Biology and botany are having an unhealthy cannabinoid clash,” opened Bryan W. Brickner,...

2014-09-30 23:19:43

AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR marketplace, takes place in Chicago, and Smart Fog is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at booth 6083. In addition to new 2015 models of the Smart Fog ES100 direct space commercial humidifier and TS100 in-duct humidifier, they will also present the industry’s first silent direct space humidifier. Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR marketplace, takes place in Chicago on Jan. 26-28, 2015, and Smart...

2014-09-30 23:19:40

Dr. Patricia Takacs, of Lexington, KY, is now a part of Snoring Isn't Sexy to promote oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Up to 45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal...

2014-09-30 23:16:21

New diet plan tackles supersized eating habits with portion control ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 It’s time to cut the crap- skip the fads, count the cups and drop the fat. The research is clear. Americans consider obesity a more serious societal issue than cigarettes and alcohol. However, a recent Gallup poll found that their desire to shed pounds significantly outweighs their efforts to do so. So, why this disconnect? Dr. Nick Meyer, author of "The ProportionFit...

2014-09-30 23:14:23

Dr. Adam Blomberg shares tactics for ORs to boost quality and profitability SUNRISE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., the leading anesthesia services provider in the nation, today announced that Adam Blomberg, MD, the national education director for Sheridan Healthcare’s anesthesiology division, will present at the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development’s annual conference, SHSMD Connections 2014. The conference will be held October 12-15 in...

2014-09-30 23:12:02

U.S. expert Dr. Steven Baskin, will share his knowledge in the field of headache disorders with an international audience at the next BFE Annual Meeting taking place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy. In addition to his presentation on scientific day, he will teach a 2-day workshop for health practitioners. London, England (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven M. Baskin will be presenting a workshop at their upcoming Annual...


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Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

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....

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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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