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Healthcare organizations are invited to participate in the 2015 National Nursing Compensation Survey. Minneapolis, Minn.

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Advanced Brain Technologies announces that a groundbreaking new study provides more evidence that music listening therapy is a valuable intervention for sensory issues related to Autism Spectrum

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SIGVARIS is proud to announce a new, therapeutic compression sock option for patients with diabetes. PEACHTREE CITY, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 For

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Helen Williams, CPC, brings extensive physician practice experience and provides insight and leadership in developing strategic rural health relationships. Atlanta,

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Market Research Reports.biz has added a new research report on the global Surgery Monitors Market 2014 to its collection. (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 This

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Horizon BCBSNJ's patient-centered programs are working to lower costs and improve health outcomes Newark, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2015 Horizon Blue

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Kinder Pediatric Urgent Care a medical health center that provides young patients aged newborn to 21 years old with immediate, high level of medical care is now a provider with Horizon NJ Health

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Employees Enjoy the Benefits of Free Advanced Biomarker Blood Screening in Convenient Blood Draw at Workplace Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

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Baptist Health hospitals are being recognized nationally for exemplary care to women in a variety of categories, including heart care, obstetrics and patient safety. Jacksonville,

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Pfizer, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing support this initiative to advance global health Indianapolis, IN


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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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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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