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2014-09-18 16:27:46

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Rainey, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Airlines will be named national chair of the March of Dimes 2015 March for Babies at a ceremony in Phoenix tonight. Mr. Rainey commits to generating a minimum of $1 million for the organization, which supports research and other programs to give more babies a healthy start in life. "Many of our United employees and their families worldwide have been...

2014-09-18 16:27:38

Support will provide much-needed services for medical workers working to combat the worst Ebola outbreak on record SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced two additional partnerships with Medical Teams International and Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres as part of its comprehensive relief campaign to tackle the Ebola epidemic. More volunteer medical professionals and facilities are desperately needed in order to turn the tide on the...

2014-09-18 16:27:32

ReportsnReports.com offers Acute Heart Failure - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 and Chronic Heart Failure Pipeline Review, H2 2014' research reports in its store. The reports provide an overview of the Acute Heart Failure's therapeutic pipeline and Chronic Heart Failure's therapeutic pipeline. DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- These reports provide comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Acute Heart Failure and Chronic Heart Failure, complete with comparative...

2014-09-18 16:27:13

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCQB: HEPI), a Michigan-based biotech firm investigating early-stage algae bioactive compounds and metabolic processes, is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to the company's board of directors. Ms. Nola E. Masterson, a California-based biotech executive and investment advisor joined the board effective September 17, 2014. "We're very pleased and honored to have Ms. Masterson agree...

2014-09-18 16:24:17

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Pneumococcal Disease and Its PreventionPneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumonia), a pathogenic bacterium, is the leading cause of serious illness across the globe. It is the main cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, blood infections, meningitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media). Pneumococcal disease affects children and the elderly, and it is one of the leading infectious diseases worldwide. It kills almost 1.6 million people (including more...

2014-09-18 12:30:43

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Human Albumin Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Human Albumin Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global human albumin industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure....

2014-09-18 12:30:29

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. Stem cell therapy can be applied to treatment of cardiovascular diseases, leukemia (a kind of hematological...

2014-09-18 12:30:11

PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (http://www.iaedp.com) announces its 2015 Symposium to take place on March 19 - March 23 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Keynote speakers will serve as the headliner events during the 29(th) anniversary of this upcoming action-packed conference. The iaedp 2015 Symposium will provide four days of training sessions, instructive presentations,...

2014-09-18 12:29:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a mucosal universal influenza vaccine. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this program. The Laboratory of Viral Immunology at NYBC has previous experience in developing universal influenza vaccines. The NIH grant will support further development of a safe and effective mucosal...

2014-09-18 12:29:19

Fovista and Abicipar Pegol Will Need to be Priced Competitively to Current Agents to Garner Favorable Tier Placement, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Regeneron's Eylea, the most recently launched anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent for wet AMD, is equally likely to be covered on commercial and Medicare Advantage plans as Genentech's Lucentis, which is the standard of care...


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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...

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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