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2011-07-25 11:48:30

Glucose meters aren't just for diabetics anymore. Thanks to University of Illinois chemists, they can be used as simple, portable, inexpensive meters for a number of target molecules in blood, serum, water or food. Chemistry professor Yi Lu and postdoctoral researcher Yu Xiang published their findings in the journal Nature Chemistry. "The advantages of our method are high portability, low cost, wide availability and quantitative detection of a broad range of targets in medical diagnostics and...

2011-07-25 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a comparative pharmacokinetic (PK) study, Upsher-Smith Laboratories' USL255, a new, once-daily extended-release formulation of topiramate in development for the management of epilepsy in adults, was shown to be bioequivalent to twice-daily immediate-release topiramate (Topamax®*) in its extent of absorption. Furthermore, USL255, administered with or without food, demonstrated a slower absorption profile compared with...

2011-07-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that on August 31, 2011, during the late breaking poster session at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Rome, Italy, Dr. Alison Pack, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, will present the results of a retrospective study of medical claims data on oral clefts (OC) and major congenital malformations (MCMs) associated...

2011-07-08 09:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Garb Oil & Power Corporation ("Garb") (OTCQB: GARB) has completed its due diligence and has made an offer to buy FDG di Collu S.r.l., and Carbus S.r.l., for euro 10,500,000. Upon review of the offer FDG di Collu S.r.l., and Carbus S.r.l., rejected the offer as too low. Further negotiations did not resolve the issue. In consideration of the above Garb's board has informed FDG and Carbus that Garb has terminated negotiations to acquire FDG and...

2011-05-24 14:42:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEXD) - an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies - today announced that it has regained compliance with NASDAQ listing rule 5550(a)(2), which concerns minimum bid price listing requirements. As previously announced, Spherix was notified...

2011-05-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that multiple abstracts will be presented at the upcoming European Congress on Obesity meeting to be held May 25 to May 28, 2011, at the ICEC Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey. The details of the presentations are as follows: Oral presentation: Friday, May 27 - Novel Drugs Session, Presentation time 17:15-17:30 (local time)...

2011-05-13 15:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEXD) -- an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies -- today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Recent and Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development Began a multi-unit research contract to...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Topamax, a medication that's prescribed to patients who need help minimizing the symptoms of migraine headaches, has recently come under FDA scrutiny with regards to using Topamax for migraines while pregnant. The Consumer Justice Foundation, a free public resource available for those who need help dealing with insurance companies and large corporations, hereby announces the change in classification by the FDA regarding the use of Topamax in pregnancy. The Consumer Justice Foundation has...

2011-05-11 04:20:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A New York Times article, titled Is Sugar Toxic by Gary Taubes, explores the question "Is Sugar Another White Crystal Powder Drug?" The article is based on the extensive work of Robert Lustig, a specialist on pediatric hormone disorders and a leading expert on childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Lustig's YouTube.com presentation titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth has been viewed over 1 million times. In...

2011-05-05 08:53:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced it will be changing the dosing device for pediatric suspensions from a dropper to a new syringe dosing system designed to help consumers more clearly dispense the proper amount of medication. The company will also be labeling its dye-free infants' and children's pediatric suspensions as high-fructose corn syrup-free. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110505/DE96260 ) These product...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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