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Pouring oil
2014-10-01 03:00:04

Sharon Parmet, University of Illinois at Chicago Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure. The findings are reported in the journal Circulation by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans, and more than half a million new cases are diagnosed each year. Heart failure is not the same as having a heart attack — it...

opioid risks and benefits
2014-10-01 03:00:36

Rachel Seroka, American Academy of Neurology According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. The position paper is published in the September 30, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Opioids, or...

2014-10-01 08:39:44

Comprehensive, Global-Scale Translation Program to Drive Efficiency, Global Compliance and Innovation across 100 Global Markets WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced that it has secured a new, four year contract with a world-leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company valued at approximately $80- $100 million. With this agreement, Lionbridge will be the sole provider of global translation services...

2014-10-01 08:38:41

SAN FRANCISCO and SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, today announced that it has started shipping its advanced lithium batteries to VTech® for its high-end children's tablet and electronic toy products. Mr. Bryan Bai, Vice President of International Sales of...

2014-10-01 08:37:24

- Powerful Web-based risk software with improved underwriting capabilities - DENVER, CO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Intermap Technologies (TSX:IMP), (ITMSF:BB), a leading provider of location-based solutions, today announced the release of InsitePro v2.2, Intermap's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) location-based risk assessment product for insurance underwriters worldwide. This latest version of InsitePro includes a new Underwriting Module that provides property insurance underwriters with a...

2014-10-01 08:35:18

SYMBOL: TSX: AGT REGINA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Alliance Grain Traders Inc. ("AGT") is pleased to announce that AGT's planned name change from "Alliance Grain Traders Inc." to "AGT Food and Ingredients Inc." is now complete. The name change resolution was approved by shareholders at AGT's 2014 Annual and Special Meeting held on June 19, 2014. "AGT's name change is a significant event for our company. We feel our new name better reflects our business focus and strategy and makes this...

2014-10-01 08:33:42

American Pharmacists Month is time to "Know Your Pharmacist--Know Your Medicine" WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is American Pharmacists Month, and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) wants you to "Know Your Pharmacist--Know Your Medicine." The messaging of American Pharmacists Month is based on one essential fact seen in pharmacies, clinics and other care sites every day. The more patients know their pharmacist, the more they will know about their...

2014-10-01 08:33:39

Jamba In-Store Promotion Invites Patrons to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer and Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ; JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, today launched its "Pink Whirl" in-store donation campaign to help raise awareness for breast cancer and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month....

2014-10-01 08:33:29

New organization named the EB Research Partnership NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation and Heal EB announced today a merger of their organizations to form the EB Research Partnership (EBRP), creating the largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to funding research to cure Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149573 EB is a group of devastating life-threatening genetic skin disorders impacting...

2014-10-01 08:33:19

Fashionable medical ID manufacturer announces scholarship program to award young adults paying it forward. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Paige Medical ID, leading manufacturer of fashionable and affordable medical ID jewelry, has announced its "HERB it Forward" scholarship program. In the past, Hope Paige Medical ID has supported charities since its inception and now they are looking to give back to their customers....


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

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...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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