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2009-04-14 06:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenobia Therapeutics, Inc., the leader in fragment-based lead discovery for diseases of the central nervous system, announced successful completion of the first phase of its services agreement with Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB). As part of the agreement, Syntonix gains access to Zenobia's technology and expertise in structural biology, crystallization and X-ray structure determination. Zenobia...

2008-12-18 00:45:02

Archaeologists have dug up a large ancient cemetery in the middle of the Syrian desert, providing a glimpse into life and death in the 19th century B.C. The necropolis discovered near the Syrian oasis of Palmyra about 125 miles northeast of Damascus, has at least 30 large burial mounds, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''This is the first evidence that an area of semi-desert outside the oasis was occupied during the early Bronze Age,'' said team leader Daniele Morandi Bonacossi of Italy's Udine...

2008-12-17 15:07:39

Italian researchers said an ancient necropolis has been uncovered outside a Syrian oasis. A team from Udine University said the burial site near Palmyra contains at least 30 large burial mounds and is believed to date back to the third millennium B.C., the Italian news service ANSA reported Wednesday. ''This is the first evidence that an area of semi-desert outside the oasis was occupied during the early Bronze Age,'' Morandi Bonacossi told ANSA. ''Future excavations of the burial mounds will...

2008-10-09 06:00:38

Gordian Health Solutions has signed an agreement to provide its latest suite of health coaching tools, called iCoaching, to the City of Charlotte's 6,000-plus employees, eligible spouses and retirees. Under the agreement, the iCoaching program participants will be allowed unlimited access to Gordian personal health coaches through multiple methods of engagement including telephone, online tools, secure e-mail and/or direct mail, to suit their individual schedules and preferences. Services...

2007-10-24 09:01:01

New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGC) and Gordian Health Solutions have recently announced an impressive increase in participation in NHLGC's wellness program, "Slice of Life." NHLGC, in its fourth year of providing health management programs to its members, reports that 2007 marks the highest personal health assessment (PHA) participation rate to date. Participation was at 14,752 in 2006. After partnering with Gordian in 2007, participation rose 16 percent to 17,087. Gordian,...

2007-04-12 09:00:33

Gordian Health Solutions and the New Hampshire Local Government Center (NHLGC) today announced a three-year agreement to provide Gordian's population health management programs to NHLGC's 42,000 members. Gordian is an industry leader and innovator in population health management and now serves 75 customers representing more than 2.3 million employees nationwide. Gordian's customers primarily include employers, health plans and government entities. "Gordian is honored to partner with...


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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