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2014-10-30 12:29:40

DALLAS, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard and Safety), by Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm), by Therapy (Insulin, Glucagon-like peptide, Growth Hormones) - Analysis & Global Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, analyzes and studies the major market drivers, threats, opportunities, and challenges. This report studies the global Pen Needles Market for the forecast...

2014-10-30 12:29:19

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria, through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and with approval from President Jonathan, will send nearly 600 volunteers to support Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. The medical aides will join 1,000 health workers from across the African continent -- filling a critical shortage of medical workers who are willing to treat Ebola patients. Nigeria's first set of 250 volunteers, who will meet the global health standards...

2014-10-30 12:29:08

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Chugai), signed an agreement with Rhode Island-based biotechnology company, EpiVax, Inc., to incorporate EpiVax's ISPRI immunogenicity screening and deimmunization technology into Chugai's drug development toolbox. Chugai is widely regarded as one of the most cutting edge biopharmaceutical companies in Japan. Researchers at Chugai will be utilizing the cloud-based in silico "Interactive Protein Screening...

2014-10-30 12:28:54

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Blood Center's Milstein National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) is pleased to announce that HEMACORD(®), the first FDA-licensed hematopoietic stem cell product, has been awarded the prestigious "Best Biotechnology Product" Award by Prix Galien USA. The award recognizes "biomedical products that advance the human condition and which were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the past five years,"...

2014-10-30 12:28:14

- AMAP102 falls short of primary endpoint in exploratory Phase 2a study - GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnaMar AB, a Swedish biopharmaceutical company focusing on selective peripheral 5-HT receptor antagonists for debilitating and life-threatening diseases, today announced top-line results from an exploratory Phase 2a double-blind, placebo?controlled, parallel-group, randomized study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of AMAP102 for the treatment...

2014-10-30 12:26:40

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaci Hickox, R.N., recently returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, has announced her intention to defy Maine's quarantine rule. She said she will sue for a civil rights violation if the state attempts to enforce it. Hickox attributes one temperature measurement of 101 at the airport to being "flushed" from distress over airport procedures. Since then, she claims to be afebrile and asymptomatic. The CDC asserts that...

Researchers Discover For First Time That Rare Bush Frog Breeds In Bamboo
2014-10-30 03:53:56

Provided by National University of Singapore Scientists observed this new reproductive mode in critically endangered white spotted bush frogs in South India's Western Ghats Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new reproductive mode in frogs and toads - breeding and laying direct developing eggs in live bamboo with narrow openings - which was observed in the white spotted bush frog (Raorchestes chalazodes). This critically endangered frog is...

2014-10-30 08:36:47

Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports Development of Norovirus Prophylaxis by Jennewein Biotechnologie RHEINBREITBACH, Germany, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norovirus is the most common cause of viral epidemic gastroenteritis. About 18% of all gastroenteritis infections are caused by Norovirus affecting 267 million people worldwide every year. According to information of the Robert Koch-Institute...

2014-10-30 08:36:12

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaDerma, Inc. (OTCQB: VDRM), a specialty pharmaceutical company devoted to bringing new products to market, has recently released a revolutionary new wound care drug called TetraStem. TetraStem is a topical liquid tetracycline-based antibiotic that uses a patent-pending innovative transdermal delivery system that can convert oral medication active ingredients into topical drugs. The drug is FDA registered as a first aid antibiotic to help...

2014-10-30 08:35:33

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 inhibitor, NBI-98854, in tardive dyskinesia. A breakthrough therapy designation is granted for a drug that is intended to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may...


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American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many negative effects on the local ecosystems. B. frutescens will commonly grow up to almost 20 feet...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

Hunnemannia
2014-10-27 10:09:27

Hunnemannia is a genus of flowering plant. The genus is monotypic, meaning it is a group containing only one immediately subordinate species. This flowering plant belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The only single species is H. fumarifolia, commonly known as tulip poppy or Mexican tulip poppy. Hunnemannia is found in the Chihuahuan Desert and central Mexico. The genus is found in the highlands at elevations of 4,921-6,562 feet. The species prefers rocky habitats. Hunnemannia is a...

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...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.