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2014-10-30 08:37:34

HARBIN, China, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc. ("Yew Bio" or the "Company") (OTCBB: YEWB), a major grower and seller of yew trees, yew raw materials used in the manufacture of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and products made from yew timber, today applauded the creation of a subsidy program by the State Forestry Administration of China to promote the development and growth of Chinese medicinal herb crops. The central China government continues to increase...

2014-10-30 08:35:51

Trial will test the potential synergy between a taxane and TTFields in the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer ST. HELIER, Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the INNOVATE study, an open-label pilot clinical study of TTFields together with weekly paclitaxel for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. "The INNOVATE study builds on published preclinical research that shows clear synergy between TTFields and...

2014-10-30 08:35:33

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 inhibitor, NBI-98854, in tardive dyskinesia. A breakthrough therapy designation is granted for a drug that is intended to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may...

2014-10-30 08:35:10

-- Unique Billing Code Allows Separate Payment for Omidria -- SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) announced today that it has received transitional pass-through status for its lead product Omidria((TM)) (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3% from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use...

2014-10-30 08:28:46

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Argex Titanium, Inc. (TSX: RGX), an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, reported that the Toronto Stock Exchange granted its application for the listing of $7,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 8% unsecured convertible debentures (the "Debenture") effective at the opening of business on Friday October 31, 2014, under the symbol, RGX.DB. The...

2014-10-30 08:28:45

DUBLIN, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Scandium Oxide Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Scandium Oxide Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global scandium oxide industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-10-30 08:27:08

The Company expects to generate revenue upon environmental permit approval GUADUAS, Colombia, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company"), a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to update shareholders on the progress of their mining operations. New Colombia is nearing completion of the development of its 1000 cubic meter per day rock quarry on their property. New Colombia's...

2014-10-30 08:26:46

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) today reported financial and operating performance for the third quarter of 2014. Highlights for the quarter include: -- Earnings of $82.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted share - adjusted((2)) -- Generated operating cash flow((1)) of $160.7 million, or $1.04 per diluted share -- Produced 62.5 Bcfe of natural gas and oil -- Increased oil production 212 percent year over year -- Low per...

2014-10-30 04:21:03

TAIPEI, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets USP, 23 mg, the generic equivalent to Eisai Inc.'s Aricept® 23mg. Aricept® 23mg is used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. TWi Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch the product in the US via its fully owned subsidiary, TWi...

2014-10-30 04:20:17

LONDON, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles O. Holliday as Chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting ("AGM"), subject to his re-appointment as a Director of the Company by shareholders at the AGM. Mr Holliday will succeed Jorma Ollila who will step down from the Board with effect from the conclusion of the...


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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...

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...

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