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2014-03-11 08:31:55

Global breast cancer survey demonstrates physicians generally prefer standard of care chemotherapy as compared to newly approved targeted therapies NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OBiS releases preliminary results from its 2014 global physician breast cancer survey. The survey included treatment data and insights from over 50 countries and 500 treating physicians. Data demonstrated that despite a number of newly approved targeted therapies, most physicians treated their...

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2010-08-03 10:46:49

New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the deep open ocean, by far the largest habitat for life on Earth, is currently the most under-explored area of the sea, and the one we know least about. The research, which was published August 1, 2010 in the journal PLoS ONE, has mapped the distribution of marine species records and found that most of our knowledge of marine biodiversity comes from the shallow waters or the ocean floor, rather than the deep pelagic ocean- the...

2010-07-28 19:09:06

New study suggests primary role of ocean temperature in the distribution of marine biodiversity, documents significant overlap between areas of high human impact and diversity hotspots In an unprecedented effort that will be published online on the 28th of July by the international journal Nature, a team of scientists mapped and analyzed global biodiversity patterns for over 11,000 marine species ranging from tiny zooplankton to sharks and whales. The researchers found striking similarities...

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2009-03-31 13:57:08

An efficient network of specialists, data and tools to explore and safeguard Antarctica formed as legacy of IPY The International Polar Year (IPY) concluded in March 2009 with a tangible legacy in the form of a network of databases on marine biodiversity that will serve as clearinghouse for all biodiversity-related data gathered since the very first Antarctic research expeditions. The network gathers data describing the species themselves as well as information about their collection history,...

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2008-06-25 13:05:00

World Register of Marine Species inaugurated with first 122,500 validated names; over 56,000 aliases for ocean species identified Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists consolidating world databases of ocean organisms have demoted to alias status almost one-third of all names culled from 34 regional and highly specialized inventories. The new World Register of Marine Species contains about 122,500 validated marine species names (experts having recognized and tidied up some 56,400 aliases...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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