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2014-09-29 08:26:42

South Korea emerges among the frontrunners in the race to lead the global biosimilars market PHILADEPHIA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the release of Biosimilars: A Global Perspective of a New Market - Opportunities, Threats and Critical Strategies 2014 .The new report, compiled by Thomson Reuters BioWorld, the premier...

2014-09-29 08:26:40

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury, by Steven Fujita is now available in a paperback version. Formerly, the book was available only in an eBook format. The book, which details the author's recovery from a spinal cord injury resulting from a bout with meningitis, reached number 1 bestseller for Amazon Kindle in the category of Spinal Cord Injuries. About the book: In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to...

morph
2014-09-29 03:00:01

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus An international team of scientists, involving Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience and Head of Bioengineering at the University of Leicester, has shown how individual neurons in the human brain react to ambiguous morphed faces. For this, the researchers...

2014-09-29 08:23:25

Reliability work continues at locations across Michigan JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power outages caused last year by squirrels, raccoons and other curious animals getting into Consumers Energy's substations dropped by more than 50 percent as construction work continues across the state to keep animals out and the lights on. In 2013, there were 26 distribution substation outages caused by animals, compared to 47 a year earlier. Consumers Energy has been installing animal...

2014-09-29 04:21:35

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it received CE Mark approval from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) of the Barostim neo System(TM) for the treatment of heart failure. The therapy is approved for use in heart failure patients having an ejection fraction <= 35% and a New York Heart Failure Classification of III without restriction on QRS duration, concomitant medical device treatment or presence of...

2014-09-28 23:02:24

The recent report on lactic acid market published by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the market is projected to reach a value of $3,577.5 Million by 2019. The polylactic acid market is projected to be worth $5,010.7 million by 2019, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.8% in the next five years. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/polylacticacid-387.html) (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 The report "Lactic Acid Market by Application (Biodegradable Polymer, Food &...

2014-09-28 23:02:11

MarketOptimizer.org adds “PharmaPoint: Hepatitis C Virus – Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 – Event-Driven Update” to its store. Hepatitis C Virus Market is expected to grow during the Forecast Period. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 The Hepatitis C Virus Market generated approximately $4.2 billion from global sales in 2012. Over the next 10 years, this market is expected to grow to reach $12.8 billion, with major growth occurring in the main Hepatitis C...

2014-09-28 23:00:59

DailyGossip.org publishes a review to the Candida Crusher program, a new guide that promises to teach patients how to overcome this health problem. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 Daily Gossip writes in its review that Candida Crusher is a 730 page book released by Eric Bakker, a popular naturopathic doctor with more than 25 years of experience treating patients suffering from this health problem. Bakker has treated over 15,000 Candida patients. Eric Bakker’s book presents...

2014-09-28 23:00:52

The emerging markets including China, India, Brazil, and Mexico have became attractive for the companies engaged in the development and marketing of the hematology analyzers and reagents. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hematology-analyzers-reagents-market-153222146.html (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The report “Hematology Reagents Market by Products (3-& 5- part hematology Analyzers, Point-of-Care, & Fully Automated), Consumables (Reagents & Stains), End Users...

2014-09-28 23:00:46

DailyGossip.org reviews the Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast program, a new natural method of overcoming cold sores easily. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 Daily Gossip writes in its review that this program will help patients stop this problem in only 12 hours. In some cases, significant relief can be felt even sooner than that. The Get Rid of Cold Sores program also guides sufferers on understanding this condition and finding a method to stop further outbreaks. Daily Gossip...


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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...

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'