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2015-03-03 08:37:33

LONDON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details Vaccines and their technology - your guide to developments, opportunities and revenues See what the future

2015-03-03 08:37:03

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a nationwide effort sponsored by America's biopharmaceutical research companies,

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HOUSTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc.

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A video involving Hear the World celebrity ambassadors appeals to young people to protect their hearing STAEFA, Switzerland, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Make Listening Safe" - with this

2015-03-03 08:36:21

DENVER, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tru-D SmartUVC will exhibit the cutting-edge UV disinfection robot at the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses' Surgical Conference and Expo

2015-03-03 08:36:19

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "The best weapon any diagnosed victim of a rare cancer can have is knowledge, which is why we wanted to share

2015-03-03 08:36:16

KC licensed sales' agent seeks to train American Veterans about obtaining additional medical benefits through Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 3, 2015

2015-03-03 08:36:08

Wellspring Camps Leverages Science-Based Approach and Research to Prompt Public Call-to-Action and Address the Nation's Obesity Epidemic ATLANTA, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When

2015-03-03 08:36:02

With lead investment from Puffin Partners, the Ontario, Canada-based company is taking lifesaving blood-testing technology to low- and middle-income countries TORONTO, March 3, 2015

2015-03-03 08:35:56

Annual Update Cites More Than 7,000 New References -- An Unprecedented 30,000 in Total SEATTLE, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MCG (part of the Hearst Health network) has just released


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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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.