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2009-05-08 07:16:53

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source.

2009-05-04 11:37:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, is proud to announce that at least nine judges will participate in the June 3 "Judicial Forum on Asbestos," according to HB President Tom Hagy.

2009-04-28 17:27:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Judges and attorneys from around the country handling thousands of asbestos lawsuits will gather in New York on June 3 for a conference and webcast on effectively managing this massive litigation and fostering a better understanding of asbestos trusts. The program - entitled the "Judicial Forum on Asbestos" - is being produced by HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences. The chairmen are Perry Weitz of Weitz & Luxenberg of New York...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

Universal Fibers adds New Spotlight to Environmentally Conscious Industrial Fiber Products BRISTOL, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Fibers is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with David T.

2009-03-27 12:18:00

CHICAGO, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of leading asbestos litigators, judges and experts gathered for three days earlier this month in Beverly Hills to deliver a much-talked-about series of debates, conversations and presentations surrounding the most massive of toxic torts. The video, audio and complete set of program materials are now available from HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, the producer of the asbestos event. The conference, spanning three days at...

2009-03-25 08:12:00

LONDON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinica - the world's leading medical technology journal - is calling for a public inquiry into the state of asbestos regulation in the UK, in light of discrepancies over the risk of exposure to asbestos at London's Palace of Westminster. On the day of a parliamentary debate on the presence of asbestos in schools, the latest developments in Clinica's investigation into the extent of the problem and the ensuing healthcare need, add weight to calls for a...

2009-03-16 09:12:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawsuits brought by the families of six Pennsylvania men who died of malignant mesothelioma were successfully resolved this past week, announced Baron & Budd, P.C.

2009-03-16 14:45:00

Smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smithsonian's Assurances That National Air and Space Museum is Safe for Workers and Public WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 17, to announce the filing of a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S.

2009-02-19 12:42:00

DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Dallas attorneys are among the who's who of asbestos litigators to assemble next month in Los Angeles to discuss emerging asbestos litigation trends and review what transpired in 2008. Shepard Hoffman, Esq., Law Offices of Shepard A.


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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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.