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2009-08-07 09:20:00

Pet owners have heard the warnings to keep certain poisonous houseplants away from their pets, such as Dieffenbachia (dumbcane), Philodendron, peace lily, and pothos. For houseplants like these and others, the problem may not just be a poison, but the presence of tiny crystals throughout the plant.A discussion of plants may not bring to mind crystals; however, crystals are found in hundreds of plant families. Despite this, their purpose is not well-understood. Hypotheses include acting as a...

2009-05-04 07:10:00

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones. "They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes. Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who...

2009-01-26 10:14:00

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Vector Intersect Security Acquisition Corp.) announces that, due to its recent acquisition of Cyalume Technologies, Inc. and subsequent name change, the company's trading symbols have been changed effective today, January 26, 2009. Beginning January 26, 2009 the common stock, warrants and units will be trade on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbols CYLU, CYLUW and CYLUU. Previously the...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

SACHEM is expanding its Avanta AC(TM) product line by offering a new precipitating agent, Avanta AC(TM) 4210. The new product is featured in a white paper titled, "Novel Oxalate Precursors for Mixed Metal Oxide Synthesis." The white paper outlines the use of standard precipitating agents in solution-based synthesis methods, as well as processing performance benefits possible with the new Avanta AC(TM) 4210 Advanced Ceramics Precipitating Agent. Advanced ceramic nanopowders are critical...

2007-12-05 15:00:38

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal, the privately held specialty pharmaceutical company that pioneered the technology behind metabolic evaluations for kidney stone disease, has sold the rights to its line of kidney stone diagnostics to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated . The agreement was completed December 3, 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Products in the diagnostic line, include UroRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneTrack...

2007-05-16 03:00:11

By Flagg, Laura R Urolithiasis is a condition that can cause significant morbidity among patients. Dietary manipulations traditionally advised include fluid, protein, oxalate, calcium, citrate, and sodium changes in the diet. Evidence-based practice guidelines suggest that there is not ample evidence to confidently recommend dietary changes, since inadequate studies have been done to quantify the risks of diet in stone formation. While fluid intake patterns have the weightiest evidence in...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.