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2014-09-29 05:16:14

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perjeta, a new breast cancer drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, has shown “unprecedented” success in extending the lives of patients in a clinical trial, according to research results released on Sunday. According to Andrew Pollack of the New York Times, patients who took the drug had a median survival period nearly 16 months longer than those in the control group – the longest time ever for a drug used as an...

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...

2014-09-28 16:21:06

Search for America's top veterinary professionals featured hundreds of nominees and tens of thousands of votes from the American public; Top American Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician will be part of national TV broadcast on Hallmark Channel on October 30 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It wasn't just a celebration for dogs last night at the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). America's first national humane organization...

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2014-09-28 08:42:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at Imperial College London have identified a molecule that blocks the activity of a disease-causing enzyme – a breakthrough that could ultimately lead to the development of a wonder drug that could be used to fight cancer, neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, and even diabetes. Writing in Friday’s edition of Nature Communications, lead investigator Ed Tate, a professor in the school’s...

2014-09-27 23:02:25

MetroMD offers the latest technology in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Growth factors tell native cells to divide, replace liner cells, and promote the surrounding area to heal. (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 The groundbreaking research on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy over the years has yielded outstanding results and people all over the world are now taking full advantage of this medical breakthrough to rediscover their lost youth and to freeze-frame their present beauty. The...


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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....

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...

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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.'