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2014-12-13 08:16:39

Even microbugs need a holiday from time to time – a well-earned break from all that munching and sucking. And a bunch of them might be coming to an airplane seat near you this Christmas.

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2014-12-13 08:06:39

Recently, there has been a raging debate about childhood vaccinations in the US. A new study is providing more ammunition for the pro-vaccination stance.

2014-12-12 23:06:55

Registered Dietitians at On The Menu, a nutrition consulting company to the restaurant industry, analyze menu items and provide nutrition data that meets the FDA's new labeling requirements.

2014-12-12 23:06:16

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to a recent news article from the United Kingdom about a construction worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, and is urging former construction

2014-12-12 23:06:11

ARTY Water transforms the notoriously imposing artichoke into a beverage that’s 100% consumable. (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 The Arty Water Company,

2014-12-12 23:05:43

Lexington Int’l is pleased to announce that it has received FDA 510K Marketing Clearance for 2 new HairMax enhanced, hands-free laser phototherapy devices.

2014-12-12 23:05:41

Creative Bioscience is pleased to announce that their 1234 Diet Drops have won Better Nutrition Magazine’s 2014 Best of Supplements Award in the weight loss category. Murray,

2014-12-12 23:05:33

National healthcare consulting firm PYA has developed a model patient consent form as a tool for healthcare providers developing chronic care management programs. Knoxville,


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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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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.