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2015-01-21 08:21:54

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus International, Inc. will be an exhibitor at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

2015-01-21 04:21:04

WUPPERTAL, Germany, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After 9 very successful years establishing and developing Wuppertal-based biotech company AiCuris, Prof. Dr.

2015-01-20 23:13:58

Mission is to spread “A Passionate Pursuit for Prevention” throughout the U.S.

2015-01-20 23:13:56

Assuring HIPAA compliance is the business of Compliance Helper and it is now represented by the registered trademark name of HIPAAssure®.

2015-01-20 23:13:54

American Traveler is pleased to announce the launch of their new signature website that provides an enhanced user experience and responsiveness across all devices such as desktop, tablets, and

2015-01-20 23:13:35

Mobile-First Care Delivery and Field Force Management Solution Leader Adds Growth Stage Software and Healthcare IT Experience to Management Team Schaumburg,

2015-01-20 23:13:19

A Pittsburgh healthcare services company today announced an innovative program that reduces healthcare costs while helping save lives. AdvaCare Home Services, Inc.

2015-01-20 23:13:07

Premiere provider of continuing education at home, HomeCEUConnection.com, is offering deep discounts on flexible packages of approved courses for

2015-01-20 23:07:40

USHospitalCareers.com, a new career site for U.S.

2015-01-20 23:07:33

The recent influx of media concerning overdose, illness and death for many people who buy online diet pills compel Diet Doc to warn consumers of unsafe and dangerous online diet products


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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.