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2015-03-04 23:00:53

Christian Isakson broke a personal record with his outstanding performance at Ultraman Florida 2015 in Orlando and also set a new 40-44 year-old record for the extreme endurance race.

2015-03-04 23:00:36

Imagine No Malaria’s 2014 World Malaria Day campaign has been selected to receive the Care2 Innovator Award, an honor given to nonprofit causes that make a difference.

2015-03-04 23:00:31

Protein polymers from natural sources emerge as up-and-coming materials for building the nanocarrier systems. London, UK (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 The emergence

2015-03-04 23:00:28

There has been an explosion of new and revamped regulations for medical devices in China. John Balzano, a foremost authority on U.S.

2015-03-04 23:00:15

Do you snore? MyCpapStore.com proudly offering sleep apnea machines with free shipping. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 MyCpapStore.com, an

2015-03-04 20:23:41

PENSACOLA, Florida, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lift more to change the world.

2015-03-04 20:22:30

Sleep duration and quality are key indicators of health; prioritizing sleep can help all WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds

2015-03-04 16:31:41

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the ever-increasing weight of student loans on the backs of young professionals to the lack of veterinary services across America's

2015-03-04 16:29:23

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChartSpan Medical Technologies, one of the most downloaded medical apps in the U.S., announced that Patrick Carter has joined the company

2015-03-04 16:29:01

- Tradipitant and placebo both showed significant improvements from baseline WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.