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2015-04-29 20:23:49

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- QuickSplint LLC will exhibit its dental innovation, QuickSplint®, at the upcoming American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's (AACD) annual scientific

2015-04-29 20:23:44

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical errors are a fact of life - and death -- in operating rooms and hospitals around the country.

2015-04-29 16:30:29

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog said today that the abysmal patient safety record of California hospitals exposed in a national report card

2015-04-29 16:30:28

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement regarding the Energy & Commerce Committee's draft

2015-04-29 16:29:35

National Survey Underscores Importance of Empowering Individuals with Information within an Evolving Healthcare Environment ROCKVILLE, Md., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new

2015-04-29 16:29:28

CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation (NHF), a nonprofit organization that has pioneered the way headaches have been diagnosed and treated for 45

2015-04-29 16:29:25

Nursing@Georgetown offering prepares nurses to take on leadership roles in a variety of women's health care settings WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-29 08:30:40

Provides Analysis of the Five Dominant Food Tribes: Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan/Vegetarian, Raw and Biohacking BOULDER, Colo., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-29 08:29:44

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Leapfrog Group released updated results for its

2015-04-29 08:29:21

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc.


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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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