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2014-08-20 08:28:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers, law enforcement officers and physicians are among those who need reliable testing results to make informed decisions, driving demand for test technologies. In 2013, sales for drugs of abuse testing and technologies reached $2.8 billion, increasing 4.3% from 2011, according to Kalorama Information. A major contributing factor to growth is the continued growth of illicit drug use worldwide and the emergence of new drugs of abuse....

2014-08-18 12:24:31

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- US-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion (press release: http://bit.ly/1qsbFqb), combining two of the world's biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters change. Kalorama estimates the deal will come just short of creating the largest device company based on 2013 revenues in its Global Market for Medical Devices, 5(th) Edition report, released last year. According...

2011-04-28 21:24:24

A novel way to ramp up biodiversity Bruce Carlson stands next to a fish tank in his lab, holding a putty colored Radio Shack amplifier connected to two wires whose insulation has been stripped. At the bottom of the tank a nondescript little fish lurks in a sawed-off section of PVC pipe. Carlson sticks the two bare wires into the tank. Suddenly we hear a rapid-fire pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. The pops, which are surprisingly loud, sound rather like the static on an old-fashioned tube radio...

2009-06-15 12:49:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey: The appointment of Gen. Bruce Carlson, (USAF-Ret.) as the director of the National Reconnaissance Office is an important step in establishing the leadership our nation needs to continue our preeminence in space. Gen. Carlson's appointment comes at a very important time. There are increasing demands on national security space systems and many critical issues facing today's...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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