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2009-12-23 08:27:01

The cellulose produced by bacteria could be used for artificial blood vessels in the future as it carries a lower risk of blood clots than the synthetic materials currently used for bypass operations, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2009-12-15 21:12:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dear President Obama, While we salute you for recognizing that insulation is "sexy," we beg to differ that the only sexy thing about it is cost savings, as you stated earlier today.

2009-11-03 12:38:30

Over nearly a century, thousands of residents and workers in Libby, MT, have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore, leading to markedly higher rates of lung disease and autoimmune disorders, and causing to Libby in 2002 to be added to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "National Priorities List."

2009-10-22 17:18:00

18-Count Indictment Alleges Individuals Directed and Hid Illegal Asbestos Removal WASHINGTON, Oct.

2009-10-21 10:09:00

"Drop the Rock" Campaign Urges Statewide Action and Builds Awareness about Cancer-Causing Asbestos MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Manhattan Beach City Council for passing RESOLUTION NO.

2009-09-16 10:50:00

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2009-07-29 06:05:00

- Agreement with G. J. Littlewoods & Son, Inc. Enables Crailar Organic Fibers to Project Initial Revenue in the Fourth Quarter of 2009 - PORTLAND, OR, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

2009-07-02 14:57:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-site settlement, G-I Holdings Inc.


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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