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2012-05-07 09:14:59

A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology. In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have compared the risk of major birth defects for each of the reproductive therapies commonly available internationally, such as: IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and ovulation induction. They also...

2011-07-05 23:12:06

Professor Michael Davies will tell the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday) that the "vanishing twin" phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a pregnancy that originally starts as a multiple pregnancy, is linked to a nearly two-fold increased risk in any congenital malformation and to a nearly three-fold risk of multiple malformations. Prof Davies, who is an Associate Professor and co-director of the Research Centre for the...

2010-05-06 10:25:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Puppet cops, 80's hair bands, Jesus Christ, a modern day take on "The Odd Couple," race relations, office politics in Deep Space and a live sex show. These ideas and many, many more make up COMEDY CENTRAL's 2010-2011 development slate announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The network has also set summer and fall premiere dates for previously announced new series including "Futurama," "Big Lake,"...

2009-11-04 13:50:03

A University of Adelaide study may have shed light on the rise in childhood asthma in developed countries like Australia in recent decades. Researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have identified a link between folic acid supplements taken in late pregnancy and allergic asthma in children aged between 3 and 5 years, suggesting that the timing of supplementation in pregnancy is important. Associate Professor Michael Davies says that folic acid supplements "“ recommended for...

2009-09-16 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GSN (Game Show Network) announced today the return of two of its most popular original series--THE NEWLYWED GAME and CATCH 21--each with new features for the new season. The second season of THE NEWLYWED GAME, hosted by Carnie Wilson, will premiere on Monday, October 12 and air weekdays at 6:00pm ET. Season three of CATCH 21, hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, will premiere following THE NEWLYWED GAME at 6:30pm ET. THE NEWLYWED GAME returns with...

2009-09-14 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira is making big changes to the show's "money tree," giving hot seat contestants the opportunity to win even more money this season! Contestants will still face 15 questions to win the top prize of $1-million, but will be able to reach the higher level questions faster as the monetary values of the first eight questions will increase. The new "money tree" will take effect on...

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2009-08-05 02:19:00

Producer Michael Davies says he is focusing on celebrating the 10th anniversary of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? not attempting to revive the U.S. game show as the prime-time juggernaut it once was. ABC recently announced plans to air a two-week series of new prime-time episodes, starting Sunday and running through Aug. 23, with original host Regis Philbin again presiding. The evening game show began in 1999, with Philbin as host, and ran for several years before becoming a...

2009-06-30 11:51:21

Researchers have found evidence that chronic disease in either a mother or father can create unfavourable conditions in the womb that are associated with the development of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in daughters. In another study, researchers found that brothers of women with PCOS and insulin resistance are themselves at greater risk of developing insulin resistance or diabetes, suggesting that factors associated with the condition can be passed down to sons as well as daughters.The...

2009-01-19 18:47:51

Sony Pictures Television says it has purchased Michael Davies' television and digital company, Embassy Row. Sony said the move is intended to further expand its production and distribution of non-fiction programming. Under the agreement, Embassy Row will bring formats to the United States, create new formats to distribute globally and take advantage of the vast resources in the Sony Pictures library. Building on its recent acquisition of 2waytraffic, the studio said it plans to expand its...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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