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2014-09-16 08:30:11

New initiative designed to protect children from insect-borne disease MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the Nets for Kids initiative. For every purchase over $100 of insect-borne disease products, SeraCare will donate a mosquito net to a child in a developing country. "Insect-borne...

2014-09-16 08:29:51

EHR Integration Drives Interest in ACR Select Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) continues to expand its customer base with more than 60 healthcare provider organizations adopting ACR Select for use within their electronic health record (EHR) order entry workflow. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145606 According to Bob Cooke, VP of Marketing, NDSC, "adoption of ACR Select has...

2014-09-16 08:29:49

Expanded Collaboration Supports Phase 2 Clinical Trial Initiation of First-In-Class ENaC Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences today announced it has received a $3 million award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) to support the development of P-1037, Parion's new investigational treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). This award will accelerate the initiation of a phase 2 trial for P-1037...

2014-09-16 08:29:35

MERIDEN, Conn. and STOCKHOLM, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation and Diamyd Medical AB announced today that Protein Sciences has broadened its commitment to diabetes and become a strategic and significant shareholder in Diamyd Medical, its long-time partner in this domain. Protein Sciences will manufacture product for upcoming late stage clinical trials for type 1 diabetes involving Diamyd Medical's recombinant GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) protein made...

2014-09-16 08:29:26

Regeneron plans to submit sBLA for this indication by year end TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). The designation is based on positive results in two Phase 3 trials (VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME), in which...

2014-09-16 08:29:21

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and AstraZeneca today announced an agreement to co-develop and commercialize AZD3293, an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in development as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The progression of Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain. BACE is an enzyme associated with the development of beta-amyloid. Inhibiting BACE...

2014-09-16 08:29:18

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) recognizes the generous support of its 2014 corporate sponsors and announces open enrollment for the 2015 AAWC Corporate Sponsorship Program. This year's AAWC Corporate Sponsors include: 3M Skin and Wound Care, KCI Medical, Molnlycke Health Care US LLC, Organogenesis, Smith & Nephew, and Smith & Nephew Biotherapeutics. Corporate support is paramount to sustaining...

2014-09-16 08:27:23

Collaboration will create better understanding of Mobile Prescription Therapy BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Maryland Chapter and WellDoc®, a health care behavioral science and technology company, have announced the launch of a collaboration to empower people in Maryland with type 2 diabetes to take control of their diabetes by improving their day-to-day self-management. This announcement marks the beginning of the collaboration...

2014-09-16 04:21:15

PARIS and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The French biopharmaceutical company Pharnext SAS and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) announced today an agreement to collaborate on programs to increase the awareness around Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and support the development of a stronger CMT patient and research community. Pharnext will provide financial support to several HNF's initiatives including: -- Enhanced design and development of a specific section in...

2014-09-15 23:11:39

A new Smile for a Lifetime chapter opens in Dalton, GA! Dr. Soni awards his first of at least six scholarships per year to Daylon Smith! Dalton, Georgia (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Dr. Soni from Soni Orthodontics in Dalton, Georgia has a passion for his work and his community. Recently, when presented with the idea of awarding orthodontic scholarships (braces at no cost) through the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, he quickly started his own local chapter with a mission to change...


Latest Health Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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