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2014-09-02 08:29:42

Represents First Marketing Authorization Application in the European Union for a PCSK9 Inhibitor THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) via the centralized procedure for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase...

2014-09-02 08:29:40

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories has changed its name to Millennium Health, a move that better reflects the company's market position as a broad health solutions company. Through expanded product and service offerings, a robust research and development program, and the acquisition earlier this year of RxAnte, Millennium Health is a leading provider of accurate, timely, clinically actionable information to help tailor patient care. The company is focused...

2014-09-02 08:29:36

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced the appointment of Debra Zack, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, clinical development and the appointment of Lloyd Rowland, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and general counsel. "Debra's expertise in biologics...

2014-09-02 08:29:33

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) has introduced the Astral(TM) 100 and Astral(TM) 150 devices in the United States. The Astral platform is ResMed's new generation of portable, lightweight, and user-friendly life support ventilators. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140829/141596 ResMed's new Astral life support ventilators offer unparalleled mobility and ease of use for patients suffering from neuromuscular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

2014-09-02 08:29:30

Novilase minimizes the loss of surrounding breast tissues and reduces retreatment rates MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the early-stage breast tumor treatment device market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Novian Health, Inc. with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Novian Health has greatly improved the treatment of breast fibroadenoma and malignant tumors with its proprietary technology,...

2014-09-02 08:29:27

BEIJING, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GC-Rise Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (Company), a leading pharmaceutical company focused on women and children's healthcare, announced that it has closed a US$15 million Series B round financing by OrbiMed, one of the world's largest healthcare and life sciences-focused investment company. In conjunction with the financing, Dr. Jonathan Wang, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of OrbiMed Asia, joined the GC-Rise Board of Directors. The financing...

2014-09-02 08:29:26

SEATTLE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) announced today that Robert Kirkman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 16(th) Annual Global Investment Conference in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. Eastern. A live and archived webcast of the presentation will be accessible by visiting the Oncothyreon website www.oncothyreon.com under the "News & Events" section. About Oncothyreon...

2014-09-02 08:29:23

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced an update on the phase III, multicenter, double-blind STEP study of Ampion(TM) for osteoarthritis of the knee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120516/MM09116LOGO The STEP study enrolled 538 patients, 269 patients received Ampion(TM) and 269 patients received saline vehicle control. There were two primary endpoints: 1. Efficacy in reducing pain, as measured by the WOMAC A pain...

2014-09-02 08:29:21

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("EI" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today following the Company's announcement dated August 19, 2014 that Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd. ("Elbit Medical") (TASE: EMTC-M), a subsidiary of the Company in which it holds approximately 85% on a fully diluted basis, announced that on September 1, 2014 Gamida Cell Ltd., in which Elbit Medical holds approximately 30.8% of the voting power...

2014-09-02 08:29:18

-- Company Completes Final Preclinical Toxicology Study and Prepares to File Investigational New Drug (IND) in 2H 2014 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today positive results from its final preclinical toxicology study of SYN-004. Per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...


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Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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