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2015-06-02 16:26:42

CHEVY CHASE, Md., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announces the release of its National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications

2015-06-02 16:26:07

HERTFORDSHIRE, England, and PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S.

2015-06-02 16:23:25

LONDON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China's demand for Polypropylene (PP) has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow.

2015-06-02 16:23:22

LONDON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China's demand for Epoxy Resin has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow.

2015-06-02 16:22:14

North American Launch Celebration Kicks OffConsumer Giveaway of 100 BMWs in 100 Days CALGARY, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Shell today celebrated the North American launch of an

2015-06-02 12:35:23

New Assays Measure Proteins at Femtogram/mL Sensitivity BILLERICA, Mass., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aushon BioSystems, a leading provider of products and services for multiplex

2015-06-02 12:35:10

Targeted treatment to be added to Quebec's drug benefit formulary for patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - People in Quebec living

2015-06-02 12:34:57

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prismic Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing FDA-approved prescription drugs and FDA-regulated medical foods, today

2015-06-02 12:34:51

PEPCID® Partners with Food Network Star Ted Allen and Eater FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to enable foodies in their pursuit of great tastes, the

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- Findings signal need for more education - BOSTON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a quarter of physicians who prescribe opioids say they are very confident managing the patients

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Papaver bracteatum
2014-10-27 10:36:03

Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...

Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Camphora tree, Cinnamomum camphora
2014-02-07 09:51:33

Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...

2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.