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2005-08-03 19:29:06

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Breast has long been best when it comes to feeding babies but a California company this week launched the first known venture to commercialize human donor breast milk and develop its use for sick children. "Human milk has 100,000 different components and we only really know what a few thousand of them are and what they do," Elena Medo, CEO of Prolacta Bioscience, said on Wednesday. "It is an enormous area of discovery. I am sure there is a reason for every one of...

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2005-08-03 19:25:00

LOS ANGELES -- Breast has long been best when it comes to feeding babies but a California company this week launched the first known venture to commercialize human donor breast milk and develop its use for sick children. "Human milk has 100,000 different components and we only really know what a few thousand of them are and what they do," Elena Medo, CEO of Prolacta Bioscience, said on Wednesday. "It is an enormous area of discovery. I am sure there is a reason for every one of those...

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2005-02-18 06:54:47

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Detecting illegal drug use may one day become as simple as testing spit on a sponge. Researchers on Thursday said techniques now being developed for analyzing saliva may in the future replace many of the blood and urine tests that now are used to detect drug abuse and disease. Some law enforcement agencies in Europe already test drugged drivers using saliva and the technique is gaining acceptance in the U.S., said Edward Cone, a Maryland researcher developing equipment for...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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