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2012-09-25 23:03:27

Eight Grants Given to Improve Women´s and Children´s Health Using Mobile Technology New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 The Innovation Working Group (IWG) and mHealth Alliance announced the eight 2012 winners of catalytic grants today at a luncheon event held in support of Every Woman Every Child. The IWG mHealth catalytic grant mechanism, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and implemented in partnership with the World Health Organization...

Extinction Risk For Many Invertebrates
2012-09-01 07:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty percent of the invertebrate species across the globe -- spineless creatures ranging from earthworms to bees to butterflies to lobsters and beyond -- are facing the possible risk of extinction unless more is done to protect them, say researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). As part of their 87-page study, ZSL scientists joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to review...

2012-08-30 21:36:49

Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014. According to a paper published Thursday in the online, open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Sri Lanka´s Anti-Malaria Campaign and the UCSF Global Health Group examined national malaria data and interviewed staff of the country´s malaria program to determine the factors behind Sri Lanka´s...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.