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2014-09-19 12:24:59

Address to also highlight innovations aimed at reducing epidemic of chronic disease in America and delivering better health outcomes for consumers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), will speak before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today. Merlo will discuss the company's recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of...

2014-09-19 08:26:21

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, issued the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we commend the President for establishing a national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration...

2014-09-19 08:26:14

Zevon is the son of Grammy-winning musician and mesothelioma victim Warren Zevon ALTON, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Miles for Meso is proud to announce that Jordan Zevon, an award-winning songwriter/singer and son of legendary rock musician Warren Zevon, will perform in Alton, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 27 during the 6(th) Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk which benefits the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. Warren Zevon passed away in 2003 from...

2014-09-19 08:26:11

Latest research presented at 2014 American Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting in Orlando Sept. 19-23 MINNEAPOLIS and ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The body of published data supporting Inspire therapy continues to grow, with the publication of two papers this past week. The first paper published on-line in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, finds that withholding Inspire therapy causes a worsening of both objective and subjective measures of sleep disordered breathing,...

2014-09-19 08:26:01

LYNBROOK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX(®) in the U.S. and XIAPEX(®) in the EU, announced today that BioSpecifics' President, Tom Wegman, will present a corporate overview at the 21(st) Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference. The presentation will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m....

2014-09-19 08:25:54

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTech News Coverage: Progress made as biotech companies release latest developments, patents and results of studies and trials. Companies in focus are: GenSpera Inc. (OTC: GNSZ), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for...

2014-09-19 08:25:40

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $24.7 million inclusive of options by the US Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health (NIH) (specifically funded by the National Institute...

2014-09-19 08:25:37

--Use of Crowdsourced Clinical Trial Protocols and Telemonitoring for Remote Patient Data Collection Is Potential Game-Changer for Orphan Diseases NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Life Sciences, LLC (TLS), the world's first clinical-stage drug development company based on open innovation, today announced that it is applying its expertise in crowdsourcing and digital telemonitoring technology to conduct a clinical trial of Auven Therapeutics' Kiacta(TM)( )in...

2014-09-19 08:25:32

VIENNA, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian researchers have discovered that the reductions in heart events and death, from using blood pressure-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes, persist for many years after treatment has stopped. The global study has found that, six years after stopping intensive treatment with the combination of perindopril and indapamide, patients with type 2 diabetes continued to have a lower risk of serious heart disease...

2014-09-19 08:25:30

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that David J. Haen, Vice President, Business Development, will present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, September 26(th) at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. A live and archived webcast of the...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.