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2015-04-22 16:28:08

America will Decide the Winner with Proceeds Going to Rettsyndrome.org LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chideo,

2015-04-22 16:28:00

Funds raised through the two-day, 150 mile cycling event support vital cancer research and advance supportive care services across the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial, Suburban

2015-04-22 16:24:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $130.7 million for twelve non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across

2015-04-22 12:41:30

Rob Sinclair, Microsoft's Chief Accessibility Officer, to accept award in New York NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC).

2015-04-22 12:36:52

NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee, a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, has successfully

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JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to residents of

2015-04-22 12:36:48

DALLAS, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor

2015-04-22 12:36:43

CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology among health care advocacy group representatives recognized in special ceremony WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday,

2015-04-22 12:36:38

Litigation Would Cite How Drug May Cause Birth Defects When Used by Pregnant Women CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A Chicago law firm said today it is considering filing the

2015-04-22 12:36:33

Inspire device for sleep apnea is now included in U.S.


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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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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
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