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2014-09-08 20:21:20

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global PVC Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2355573/Global-PVC-Market-2014-2018.html About PVC MarketPolyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used plastics across the world. Properties such as lightweight, high mechanical strength, abrasion resistance, and toughness make PVC a widely used material in the Construction, Packaging, Automotive, and Electrical...

2014-09-08 20:21:08

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Polypropylene Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2355571/Global-Polypropylene-Market-2014-2018.html About PolypropylenePolypropylene is the single largest consumed polymer resin in the world. It is one of the most versatile plastics made from polyolefin. It is produced by the polymerization of propylene. There are three main grades of polypropylene produced:...

2014-09-08 12:29:37

WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease ("CVD") and overall health, today announced the appointment of Prakash Gowd as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gowd succeeds Eugene Bortoluzzi, who will remain Pivotal's Chief Executive Officer. In addition to having an impressive track record as one...

2014-09-08 12:28:11

Two Innovative Anti-Aging Restorative Therapies Combine Forces for a limited time only NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the next two months, Erno Laszlo is proud to offer two cutting-edge treatments at The Institute that go beyond skin-deep--harnessing the body's natural healing and reviving energy-boosting functions to drive age-defying results on skin. Already a landmark for anti-aging therapies that treat skin at the cellular level, The Institute now partners with wellness...

2014-09-08 12:21:58

DUBLIN, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Polypropylene Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Polypropylene is the single largest consumed polymer resin in the world. It is one of the most versatile plastics made from polyolefin. It is produced by the polymerization of propylene. There are three main grades of polypropylene produced: homopolymer, co-polymer, and impact...

2014-09-08 12:21:48

DUBLIN, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Polyethylene Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Polyethylene, also known as polythene, is the most commonly used plastic. It is chemically synthesized from ethylene. Polyethylene is used in various products, such as packaging products, pond liners, pipes, molds, wires, cables, general purpose tubes, drums, carrier bags, and...

Brown tide stunts oyster growth
2014-09-08 02:00:19

Kim Martineau, Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Close-Up Look at Genome May Lead to New Ways to Combat Harmful Blooms The sea-grass beds of Long Island’s Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three decades after the algae that cause brown tides first appeared here, much of the sea grass and the bounty it used to provide is gone. Spring on eastern...

Are Sugar Substitutes Sweeter Than The Real Thing?
2014-09-08 03:49:46

By Matt Swayne, Penn State The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to Penn State food scientists. In the study, participants compared the taste of non-nutritive sweeteners that are often used as low- or no-calorie sugar substitutes with those of nutritive sweeteners, such as sugar, maple syrup and...

2014-09-08 08:32:02

DENVER, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.Silvergatepharma.com), focused on the development and commercialization of innovative and safe medicines for children, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epaned® (enalapril maleate Powder for Oral Solution) for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure and the treatment of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (to decrease the rate of development of overt heart...

2014-09-08 08:30:58

Studies to Investigate Ability of KP201 to Deter Abuse and Reduce Opioid-Induced Constipation CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today the initiation of clinical trials of KP201 designed to investigate the drug candidate's ability to deter abuse and reduce opioid-induced constipation. KP201 (benzhydrocodone hydrochloride...


Latest Chemistry Reference Libraries

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...

Amflora
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...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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