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2014-05-15 08:32:04

Health Care Firm Continues Global Expansion; Former Beckman Coulter Chairman & CEO to Serve as Chairman of Orgentec CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, announced today that it has invested in Orgentec Diagnostika, a specialty diagnostics company headquartered in Mainz, Germany. The investment expands Water Street's global presence in the growing specialty diagnostics sector,...

2014-04-15 12:25:46

Network Offers Fast, Secure Transmission of Large Files around the Globe FRANKFURT, Germany, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineers and scientists at high-tech company SCHOTT AG are using AT&T's* blazing fast network to work with customers and colleagues around the world. SCHOTT creates precision-designed glass components and appliances that improve how people live and work. The company has a global presence so it's vital for SCHOTT to stay connected around the world....

Ionization Potential Of Radioactive Element Astatine Measured
2013-07-07 20:25:24

The radioactive element astatine, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'instability,' is so rare on earth that it has not yet been investigated to any greater extent and, as a consequence, very little is known about it. Using artificially generated astatine, the Mainz-based physicist Sebastian Rothe has now managed for the first time to experimentally explore one of its fundamental parameters, the ionization potential, and thus determine one of the most important properties of...

2013-05-03 23:21:42

Gilsbar, a Covington based insurance services firm, congratulates Judy Cannella Schott on her promotion to Vice-President. Covington, LA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Gilsbar, a Covington based insurance services firm, congratulates Judy Cannella Schott on her promotion to Vice-President. Ms. Schott oversees the property and casualty division as well as the health and life client services. She will be based in the Covington, LA office. Since joining Gilsbar in 1995, Ms. Schott has served in a...

2013-04-24 16:40:10

Plasma protein fetuin-B regulates hardening of the zona pellucida and thus ensures the fertilization capacity of the ovum Scientists in Mainz and Aachen have discovered a new mechanism that controls egg cell fertility and that might have future therapeutic potential. It was revealed by Professor Dr. Walter Stöcker of the Institute of Zoology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) that the blood protein fetuin-B plays an important and previously unknown role in the...

Measures Developed To Prevent Wine Indispositions
2012-11-07 12:56:51

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the DLR develop measures to prevent health problems associated with biogenic amines in wine Biogenic amines may be one of the factors responsible for symptoms such as headaches, gastro-intestinal disorders, shortness of breath, fall in blood pressure, and even unconsciousness and cardiac arrhythmia in severe cases. Histamine, one of the best known members of this group, can cause serious physical...

2012-08-15 01:22:58

Increase in the prevalence of overweight among German children calculated precisely for the first time Scientists working with Professor Dr. Dr. Perikles Simon, head of the Sports Medicine Division of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany, suggest in the light of recent analyses that German children gain weight soon after entering elementary school. From birth up to the age of five years, today's children's weight development is nearly identical to those from twenty years...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.