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2014-09-23 08:29:46

Funding will support expansion of industry's first big data cancer platform to make value-based cancer care delivery and reimbursement a reality HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COTA, Inc. today announced it has closed $3.7 million in a planned $7 million Series A funding round led by Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), with participation from Med-Metrix. COTA is the first big data platform designed by practicing oncologists to deliver real-time clinical...

2014-09-23 08:29:40

Fat Reduction Technology Generates Visible Results Within Two-Weeks Of Treatment FRANKLIN PARK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur W. Perry, MD, FACS, a New Jersey based board-certified plastic surgeon, is the first physician in the Central New Jersey region to offer UltraShape(TM), a revolutionary treatment recently FDA cleared for Fat Cell Destruction. The UltraShape System, developed by medical device leader Syneron Candela, is the first and only non-invasive fat...

2014-09-23 08:28:07

Songwriter/Artist/Producer Ro Shon Joins As the Newest Casio Brand Ambassador for its Keyboard Division DOVER, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, today announced its partnership with Ro Shon Fegan as an official brand ambassador through 2015. Ro Shon is an actor and music songwriter/producer/artist who has recently produced tracks for the likes of Britney Spears and Wiz Khalifa. Ro Shon has...

2014-09-23 04:21:19

Industry pioneer re-enters the vinyl record market after 15 years and partners with largest supporter of independent record stores PENNSAUKEN, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Disc Makers, the world's leading independent disc manufacturer, announced today that it is the official vinyl pressing sponsor of Record Store Day. The company, known worldwide for its premium CD manufacturing, recently reintroduced vinyl manufacturing to its line of products. Photo -...

2014-09-22 23:10:17

National autism expert to share strategies for working with children and adults with autism in schools, at home and in the community. The Phoenix Center, a leader in special education, offers this program for parents, teachers and other professionals. Nutley, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The Phoenix Center, a private non-profit school in Nutley, will host nationally-recognized autism expert Dr. James Ball for a day-long training program designed for educators and parents. The...

2014-09-22 20:23:52

Michele Kent Provides Perspective on Long-Term Care at Panel NJ Spotlight Conference PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month, LeadingAge New Jersey's President and CEO Michele Kent presented at the NJ Spotlight Conference entitled "The Future of Long-Term Care in New Jersey." Kent was a featured panelist on the topic of "Future of Nursing Homes & Palliative Care." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147555 "Thanks to the many...

2014-09-22 16:31:30

G-Series Expands on AT&T's 4G LTE Network with Sportier Five-Inch Display LG G3 Vigor ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics and AT&T(1) announced today that the LG G3 Vigor will be available for purchase on Sept. 26 for zero down and a $100 bill credit with a new line of service on AT&T Next.(2) Customers can also purchase the LG G3 Vigor for $334.99 with no contract, $13.96 a month with Next 18, $16.75 a month with Next 12,(3) or $49.99 with...

2014-09-22 12:31:25

PINE BROOK, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies to treat infectious disease, today announced it has completed three phase 3 healthy adult volunteer safety studies of obiltoxaximab (ETI-204). Obiltoxaximab is an anti-toxin in development for the treatment of inhalational anthrax and data from these studies support the safety and tolerability of the antitoxin when administered intravenously...

2014-09-19 23:01:10

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group, New Jersey’s largest not-for-profit provider of home health care, hospice and palliative care and community-based care, was honored to join Deutsche Bank to ring the Opening Bell yesterday at the New York Stock Exchange. Nicole Petallides of FOX Business Network is Mistress of Ceremonies for VNA Health Group benefit dinner also at the New York Stock Exchange. Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health...

2014-09-19 16:24:08

FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook newsfeeds were inundated with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads this summer. From celebrities to toddlers and even Homer Simpson, everyone seemed to be taking the #IceBucketChallenge. In fact, thanks to the challenge, the ALS Association reports receiving $100.9 million in donations from July 29 - August 29, 2014, compared to the $2.8 million raised during the same time period last year. This viral...


Latest New Jersey Reference Libraries

Jersey Devil
2013-11-04 10:48:27

The Jersey Devil is a creature in folklore that dates back to early Native American legends. It is claimed to roam the area in Southern New Jersey around the Pine Barrens. But, reported sightings, especially in the early 1900s, have been from all over New Jersey. Descriptions of the creature vary, but the most common is that it has the head of a goat, kangaroo-like body, bat-like wings, horns, small arms, clawed front hands, hooves on the rear legs, and a forked tail. The origin of this...

2012-06-14 08:05:08

Symbol: VACA6 Group: Dicot Family: Ericaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:MA, NH, NJ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

muto_001_pvd
2012-06-15 03:47:48

Symbol: MUTO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SPTO7 Sporobolus torreyanus (Schult.) Nash Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:DE, NJ, NY, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-15 06:18:17

Symbol: JUCA2 Group: Monocot Family: Juncaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NJ, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering...

Stag-Moose, Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose became extinct during the mass extinction of large mammals that occurred in the last Ice Age on North...

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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.'