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2014-12-18 23:09:47

RNA Holdings, LLC, dba Mobile MedSoft has announced the successful completion of the PrescribersConnection Long Term Care 10.6P Certification process. Dallas,

2014-12-18 23:09:04

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is calling attention to a recent EPA memo related to hazardous levels of asbestos in the Pacific Northwest and wants to remind people in the public and private

2014-12-18 23:08:59

Transitioning into the 2015 cold season, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's Greenstar

2014-12-18 23:08:40

The West Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering an expanded service for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in West Virginia or their family members that is designed to make certain

2014-12-18 23:07:37

A form released today by the Maryland Insurance Administration will save lives and offer protection to survivors of domestic violence and expand access to healthcare for endangered women and families,

2014-12-18 23:07:06

Grandma Joan's Nationwide was presented with a 2015 Best of In-Home Care Award for consistently receiving the highest ratings from seniors and their families in the past year on SeniorAdvisor.com.

2014-12-18 23:06:43

On Dec. 22, from 1pm to 6pm, Computer Systems Institute is offering students free screenings for HIV/AIDS at the Chicago CSI campus.

2014-12-18 23:06:30

In response to shifting RN employment standards, ATP students now encouraged to seek BSN Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 Achieve Test Prep, a leading

2014-12-18 23:05:49

Pre-D Challenge screens and identifies tens of thousands at risk for Type 2 diabetes in first year. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2014

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Prediabetes Treatment Company Offers Free Advanced Biomarker Blood Screening at Company Workplace Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2014


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Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
2014-02-07 09:31:00

Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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