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2014-10-21 08:35:19

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Pulse Occupational Medicine in Henrietta, NY has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Pulse Occupational Medicine, EHE members in the...

2014-10-21 08:35:17

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Pulse Occupational Medicine in Buffalo, NY has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Pulse Occupational Medicine, EHE members in the...

2014-10-21 08:35:10

Animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet FOLSOM, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153235 Research led by Abha Chauhan, PhD, head of the Developmental Neuroscience...

2014-10-21 08:35:08

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI Biosciences, a division of SRI International, has completed construction of an early-phase clinical trial facility in Plymouth, Michigan. The 9,400-square foot unit, located in the Michigan Life Science Innovation Center, is now open and fully equipped for early-stage human research studies of new medicines and medical devices. "SRI International's newest facility in Michigan means great news ahead--groundbreaking discoveries,...

2014-10-21 08:34:45

TAIPEI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its fully owned subsidiary, TWi Biotechnology, Inc., has received the designation of Orphan Drug by US FDA for using AC-201 to treat epidermolysis bullosa (EB). TWi Biotechnology has developed proprietary formulations to be used topically for the indication of EB. "We are very pleased with the approval of orphan drug designation for treating epidermolysis bullosa. It fulfills the mission of our new...

2014-10-21 08:34:10

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application (NDA) for empagliflozin plus immediate-release metformin hydrochloride fixed-dose combination, an investigational compound being studied for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Empagliflozin plus metformin is part of the Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Diabetes alliance portfolio. "Type 2...

2014-10-21 08:34:05

Patients have immediate access to a blood test for early detection of lung cancer PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Cancer Diagnostics Inc. today announced the availability of The Lung Cancer Test(TM) beginning, October 20, 2014. All required Clinical Validation studies are complete with excellent results. The Test detects the presence of the required biomarkers that aid in the early detection of lung cancer. Global Cancer Diagnostics (GCDx) plans to offer this new test...

2014-10-21 08:33:47

- Label expansion to broaden patient base who may benefit from nonsurgical collagenase therapy LYNBROOK, N.Y., Oct. 21, 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 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics...

2014-10-21 08:33:39

The National Blood Clot Alliance will continue its long-standing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as it has been awarded another five-year CDC Cooperative Agreement to raise public awareness about blood clots. ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement an education and awareness program...

2014-10-21 08:33:28

Upgraded Software Automatically Groups Patients for Specific Action Enabling More Efficient Follow-Up and Care SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ResMed (NYSE:RMD) today announced a significant improvement to U-Sleep, its premium patient management platform, which allows home medical equipment providers (HMEs) to quickly and effectively manage patients with sleep apnea and respiratory conditions. U-Sleep's new Action View feature gives HMEs a fast method of sorting patients into...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.