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2014-08-28 08:28:39

Study Meets Co-Primary Endpoints of LDL Cholesterol Reduction THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 YUKAWA-2 (StudY of LDL-Cholesterol Reduction Using a Monoclonal PCSK9 Antibody in Japanese Patients With Advanced Cardiovascular Risk) study evaluating evolocumab in combination with statin therapy in Japanese patients with high cardiovascular risk and high cholesterol met its co-primary endpoints: the percent...

2014-08-27 23:03:12

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Asia Pacific Beer Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Beer Market - Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020," the market is expected to reach a value of USD 220.36 billion by 2020,...

2014-08-27 20:25:19

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company (Nasdaq:SNPS), today announced a new partnership with OGIS-RI, a Japan-based distributor of IT solutions. This partnership combines Coverity's award-winning software testing platform, which enables organizations to build quality and security testing early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), with OGIS-RI's open source license and vulnerability management tool, to further drive the adoption...

2014-08-26 16:28:20

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:MediPoint: Sports Medicine - Global Analysis and Market Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/medipoint_sports_medicine_global_analysis_market_forecasts.htmlMediPoint: Sports Medicine - Global Analysis and Market ForecastsSummaryThis report focuses on the sports medicine market, which includes implants and arthroscopic capital equipment. The orthopedic sports...

2014-08-26 16:26:45

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Contract Catering Market Report: 2014 Editionhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/foodservice/global_contract_catering_market_report.htmlThe foodservice industry is broadly segmented into two categories: self operated and contract catering. Both types of foodservice providers are responsible for supply of food and beverage services and a broad range of other services to their clients...

2014-08-26 16:22:57

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/asia_pacific_renewable_energy_policy_handbook.htmlAsia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014Summary"Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014" is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on...

2014-08-22 16:23:07

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MC Medical, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MCM), and Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. (MID), a Columbus, OH medical device company, have formally agreed to an exclusive partnership to distribute the FloShield laparoscopic and robotic visualization system in Japan. It is anticipated that FloShield will be approved for sale in Japan in the latter half of 2015. MCM has a long-time experience and an extensive product portfolio in...

2014-08-21 23:07:34

Series of 1-Day, Global Events Focuses on Maximizing Patient-Centric Endpoints Philadelphia (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today opened registration for the PROFICIENCY™ 2014 Regional Conference Series: Maximizing Product Value with Optimized Endpoints. The series of 1-day educational events enable biopharmaceutical developers to network with leading researchers as they participate...

2014-08-21 23:02:06

ITI moves one step closer to a solution for the worldwide allergy crisis. Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 DNA vaccine pioneer Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) is making progress in its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an innovative and safe potential treatment for allergy to Japanese red cedar pollen. Phase IC studies began this month in Hawaii, moving the world closer to a real solution to hay fever. The Japanese red cedar releases pollen that causes devastating...

2014-08-21 08:28:35

Japanese Society of Neuro-Oncology calls for rapid approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHLW) ST. HELIER, Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that it has submitted the registration dossier for Pre-Market Approval (PMA) of the NovoTTF-100A System to treat recurrent glioblastoma to the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA). Glioblastoma is the most common and deadly form of primary...


Latest Japan Reference Libraries

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Threadsail filefish, Stephanolepis cirrhifer
2014-06-13 09:04:41

The threadsail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) is a fish species found in the western Pacific from northern Japan to the East China Sea. Usually found near the seabed at depths of 33 feet. Juveniles generally shelter themselves within the safety of drifting seaweed to hide from predators. It is a migratory fish that can move over 62 miles between feeding and spawning grounds. The threadsail filefish was first observed off the coast of Japan in 1850 and named Monacanthus cirrhifer. In...

Nissan GT-R
2013-12-02 09:48:19

The Nissan GT-R was first released in Japan in 2007. It is a sports car manufactured by Nissan and features all-wheel-drive. There were two concept vehicles unveiled before the GT-R was produced. One in 2001 and a redesigned concept in 2005 called the GT-R Proto. The 2007 GT-R model was based 80-90 percent on the Proto concept vehicle. The first United States GT-R was delivered on July 7, 2008, in Canada also in July 2008, and in Europe in March 2009. The design of the GT-R had input from...

Japanese Amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata
2013-10-09 11:40:25

The Japanese Amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata), known also as the yellowtail, is a bony fish belonging to the family called Carangidae. It’s native to the northwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii and Baja California. It is greatly appreciated within Japan, where it is called Hamachi or buri. They are eaten either raw or cooked, and are a seasonal favorite within the cooler months when the meat must have higher fat content. The amberjack is usually thought of as a winter delicacy of...

Sword-tail Newt, Cynops ensicuada
2013-10-07 13:56:26

The Sword-tail Newt (Cynops ensicauda) has recently been put on Japan’s Red List of Threatened Amphibians. This newt has a very small range and can only be found in some of the southernmost islands in Japan. Occasionally, Sword-tail Newts are referred to as Fire-bellied Newts, not to be confused with the common Chinese and Japanese species, because of their bright orange colored bellies, which serve as a warning to predators that they are poisonous. They can be distinguished from these two...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'