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2012-04-09 13:22:13

Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindness-creating misery with their presence. A University of Georgia study, however, proves that the pesky insects can be useful. Don Champagne, an entomology professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, discovered a way to use the black fly's blood-sucking tactics for medical advancement. "In order to feed on blood, these insects have to contend with our natural defense agents against blood...

2011-05-17 18:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring, a global biotherapeutics company specializing in plasma-derived and recombinant therapies and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), is a recipient of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 2011 Corporate Award. The award was presented this evening at the NORD Partners in Progress Celebration 2011 for "new treatments brought to market for patients with rare diseases." (Logo:...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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