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Incentives Can Boost Blood Donations
2013-05-24 05:53:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Offering gift cards or other rewards to potential donors can increase the amount of blood provided for transfusions and other medical purposes without adverse safety effects, according to a new report published in Friday´s edition of the journal Science. Economists from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and the University of Sydney assert that providing incentives such as gift cards,...

2013-05-22 12:30:23

Study shows lectins have negative effect on health, but stops short of looking at blood-type specific lectins. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the American Heart Association's 2013 Scientific Session found that a diet high in lectins, a carbohydrate binding protein, can be detrimental to your health. Lectins are commonly found in grains, legumes, tomatoes, and vegetables belonging to the nightshade family. The research found that the lectins in...

2013-05-22 12:25:38

Branding Supports Company's Commitment To Making Cord Blood Banking More Transparent And Easy To Understand NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry announced today the launch of its new logo and tagline. Both were designed to better convey the company's commitment to making cord blood banking easy to understand and even easier to do. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130522/NY18754LOGO) The logomark design is a circle with six color bars, each of which...

2013-05-21 16:27:56

NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Sara Lustigman, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled Innovative 3-D in vitro culturing system for filarial worms. These worms are needed to screen drugs to...

Study Says Cell Phones Lower Blood Pressure, Yoga Brings It Down
2013-05-17 15:40:10

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research has identified a number of triggers that raise and lower blood pressure, such as talking on cell phones and doing yoga, respectively. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing health concern in the US and has mirrored the rise in obesity in recent decades. It affects approximately one billion people worldwide, and one in three adults in the United States. The new research highlights both known and...

2013-05-16 14:58:11

A new study from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine has found that, when delivered via ultrasound, the natural enzyme plasmin is more effective at dissolving stroke-causing clots than the standard of care, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). The novel delivery method involved trapping plasmin into bubble-like liposomes, delivering them to the clot intravenously and bursting it via ultrasound. That method is necessary, says UC associate professor of...

2013-05-15 08:30:00

Company Generated Record First Quarter Cash From Operations of $128,970 LAS VEGAS, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) ("CBAI" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. First Quarter 2013 Highlights From Continuing Operations Recurring revenues increased approximately 7% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 to $740,124. Cash provided by operations totaled...

2013-05-13 12:28:44

Company Offers Chance to Win Free Cord Blood Banking NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry is pleased to announce that it is attending the New York Baby Show at Pier 92 in New York City May 18(th) and 19(th). The event will feature leading companies in the baby industry that will be showcasing the newest and most exciting products for expecting mothers and newborn babies. The event is an opportunity to engage representatives from companies to get the most...

2013-05-06 16:26:37

Research adds to the growing body of evidence of neutrophils' role in dangerous blood clots BOSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It takes more than platelets, thrombin and fibrin to build a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Increasingly, researchers are recognizing that neutrophils--cells better known for their role in immune defense--play an active role in DVT formation by releasing platelet-catching nets made of chromatin, a tightly-wound mix of DNA and associated proteins....

2013-05-04 11:55:09

German study in Psychosomatic Medicine has surprising findings on hypertension in adolescents Teenagers with high blood pressure appear to have better psychological adjustment and enjoy higher quality of life than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer...


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2012-06-14 04:12:14

Symbol: ZYGOP2 Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Distribution: ZygophlebiaBishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns Class   Filicopsida Order   Polypodiales Family   Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family Genus   Zygophlebia Bishop – octopus fern

2012-06-14 07:28:41

Symbol: ZATH Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumthomasianum(Krug & Urb.) Krug & Urb. ex P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 07:28:42

Symbol: ZASP Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumspinifex(Jacq.) DC. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:48

Symbol: ZAPU2 Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: ZanthoxylumpunctatumVahl distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:50

Symbol: ZAMO Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylummonophyllum(Lam.) P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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