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2014-10-21 12:32:35

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grove Instruments Inc., a medical device company based in Worcester, MA, developing the world's first noninvasive glucometer today announced that the Company has achieved a landmark clinical milestone known internally as "durable calibration." "This achievement was the last hurdle on the critical path to commercialization of our first product," explained Arthur Combs, Grove's CEO. "We have already identified our initial target markets...

2014-10-21 12:31:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Nurses United today welcomed the call in the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "rigorous and repeated training" for nurses and other health workers responding to the Ebola virus as NNU has been urging for two months, but said some substantial questions and concerns remain. "It is clear from the abrupt change in position of the CDC in some areas that the registered nurses have moved the country...

2014-10-21 12:28:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153334LOGO "We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise....

2014-10-21 12:24:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced a tenth captive deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania since the disease was discovered on a captive deer farm in 2012. The seven year old white-tailed deer died at a farm in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, on Sept. 18, and tested positive for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg. Four Jefferson County...

2014-10-21 12:24:20

Research Shows 77% of Americans Support Humane Treatment of Feral Cats CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Anne Beall faced a dilemma; find a solution to the rat infestation that plagued her community or sell her Chicago Lakeview home. Research led her to the Cats at Work Program which became the impetus for her latest book entitled Community Cats: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats. There are an estimated 89 million outdoor cats in the US and there are 8,000 working cats...

2014-10-21 08:35:47

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), has issued a white paper outlining the advantages of its Ii-Key technology in the development of an effective Ebola vaccine. Antigen Express has a proprietary technology platform focused on specific activation of critical components of the immune system. As purely...

2014-10-21 08:35:10

Animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet FOLSOM, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153235 Research led by Abha Chauhan, PhD, head of the Developmental Neuroscience...

2014-10-21 08:34:56

Management Responds To Inquiries Concerning Discovery Capabilities For Anti-Ebola Treatments SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MBVX) a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today that it has formally nominated its HuMab 5B1 antibody as a clinical candidate for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and colon cancer. The fully human antibody, recovered from patients undergoing cancer vaccine treatment at...

2014-10-21 08:34:41

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An automated EEG biofeedback system works just as well as a clinician-run system in helping reduce attention deficits in those with substance use disorders, according to an independent joint study from researchers at UCLA and UNC Wilmington. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141020/153183 The finding means that addiction treatment centers now have an easier and more affordable way to help clients with issues such as ADHD learn...

2014-10-21 08:34:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the company has been named one of the Fierce 15 most promising privately held medical device and diagnostic companies in the world. Editors select winners based on their top management teams, notable financial backing, promising technologies and market opportunities. The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being fierce, championing innovation and creativity even in the face of intense competition. AliveCor...


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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...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.