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2014-11-24 12:25:23

As many as 39 million U.S. adults are anticipating gluten-free "fixes" on the Thanksgiving table this year NEW YORK, Nov.

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2014-11-24 08:30:27

Doctors on Amwell(TM) Diagnose First Cases of the Season and Offer Tips to Beat the Bug BOSTON, Nov.

2014-11-24 08:30:02

A recent study has highlighted the misuse of prescription drugs among college students in an effort to maintain their focus, prompting Novus Medical Detox to call for better education about the detrimental

2014-11-24 08:29:59

Integrated, hosted suite from Merge Healthcare to be launched at RSNA 2014 PHOENIX, Nov.

2014-11-24 08:29:56

Insights Shared at Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit Sponsored by Impact Advisors CHICAGO, Nov.

2014-11-24 08:29:17

Reduction in the Frequency of Sickle Cell Crisis, Frequency in Hospitalizations, Hospital Days and Fewer Cases of Acute Chest Syndrome Highlighted in Abstract TORRANCE, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-24 08:28:53

Innovative medical device and therapeutic gaming technology restores motion to joints and redevelops deep muscles for sustained low back health NORWELL, Mass., Nov.

2014-11-24 08:28:29

Certifi, a Health Care Exchange Software and Services Provider, will offer an enhanced billing, payment management & accounting solution for members of NASHCO, the National Alliance of State Health


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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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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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