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2014-12-21 23:01:12

Rosellini Scientific has been awarded an NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a new treatment for Overactive Bladder (OAB).

2014-12-21 23:00:21

The NLN’s 2015 Leadership Institute begins its year-long, professional development programs this month.

2014-12-20 23:01:28

More than 50,000 therapists are preparing to treat the increase in depression that occurs during the holidays.

2014-12-20 23:00:33

The Holiday season can also be cold and flu season, so Activz Whole-Food Nutrition suggests gifting the benefits of silver lozenges.

2014-12-19 23:08:18

Doherty & Associates, a multi-award winning accounting firm announces the acquisition of Medical Billing Management, Inc., to expand their Medical & Healthcare portfolio of expertise to

2014-12-19 23:08:00

Hands On Mobile Spa has had a

2014-12-19 23:07:55

The Launch of Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics™ Cranbury, NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 Novellus Healthcare Communications, LLC announces

2014-12-19 23:07:39

The nutritionist at Community Health Center of Snohomish County talk about how she is able to help families, individuals, and children achieve better nutrition through healthy eating.

2014-12-19 23:07:22

Dr. Zev Mellman, a Chiropractor based within Pembroke Pines, FL reveals a new video set to educate those who have spine and postural related health challenges.


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
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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