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2014-09-18 16:28:15

- Data suggest support for potential label expansion of XIAFLEX for Dupuytren's contracture to include treatment of two affected joints concurrently; PDUFA date is October 20, 2014 - LYNBROOK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX(®) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in the U.S. and XIAPEX(®) in the EU, today announced that positive...

2014-09-18 16:28:07

RUMC Refuses to Bargain with Newly Organized Patient Care Technicians CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local Union 743 denounced management at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) today, for continued refusal to bargain with the more than 230 patient care technicians (PCTs) that overwhelmingly voted to become Teamsters on Aug. 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In a Sept. 11 memorandum to PCTs, RUMC announced it would not bargain...

2014-09-18 16:28:02

"Moments of Life" continues to debunk common misperceptions of hospice ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have learned just the opposite. They've been touched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign since its launch on May 15, 2014. The campaign's intent is to debunk...

2014-09-18 16:27:59

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolyn Costin, psychotherapist, author and chief clinical officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates Treatment Centers brings the Monte Nido philosophies to New York State with the opening of a residential program on October 6, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147107 Since opening its doors in California in 1996, Carolyn Costin, Chief Clinical Officer, has been consistently asked to bring the Monte Nido program, known...

2014-09-18 16:27:57

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LABSCO, the leading specialty sales agent of innovative laboratory technologies and products to hospitals, physician office laboratories and alternate healthcare settings, announced today an amended distributorship agreement with Sysmex America. This agreement is for Sysmex reagents, controls and instruments, including the Sysmex XS-1000i(TM), Sysmex pocH-100i(TM), Sysmex XP-300(TM), XT-Series and XN-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers. The...

2014-09-18 16:27:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 guests decked out in 1920's flair filled The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 13 for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's inaugural speakeasy-themed Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $275,000 for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Guests donned classic Roaring 20's attire while participating in a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and twenties-themed events, including a flapper...

2014-09-18 16:27:51

CARENET Trial data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, September 16, 2014, showed 0% MACE at 30 Days BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) ("InspireMD" or the "Company"), a leader in embolic protection systems ("EPS"), will host a live webinar and Q&A to discuss the positive results of its recent CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) Trial for its CGuard(TM) Embolic Protection System (EPS) which...

2014-09-18 16:27:48

--The first of its kind, Center to offer children and families in South Philadelphia integrated healthcare, literacy and recreation services in one location-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and City officials hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to announce the Community Health and Literacy Center, a CHOP-City partnership that will provide healthcare, literacy and recreational services in one location for children and...

2014-09-18 16:27:45

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RainTree Oncology Services, the nation's leading community oncology alliance, has won Ventana Research's 2014 CIO Leadership Award for OncoExplorer for Pharma. Part of the RainTree Analytics suite of products, OncoExplorer for Pharma is a comprehensive cloud-based analytics portal for oncology research. Insights derived from OncoExplorer will improve cancer treatment by helping researchers to develop clinical and pharmaceutical protocols....

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...


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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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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