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2010-03-10 07:00:00

Orthopaedic surgeons focus on new ways to protect young baseball players' arms NEW ORLEANS, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Throwing arm injuries are on the rise in Little League and other youth baseball programs. After these injuries occur, many players are out for the season; others require surgery and must refrain from play for an even longer duration; still others sustain injuries so severe that they cause permanent damage and are unable to continue playing baseball. Three new...

2010-02-19 10:10:00

New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants In the tropics, carnivorous plants trap unsuspecting prey in a cavity filled with liquid known as a "pitcher." The moment insects like flies, ants and beetles fall into a pitcher, the plant's enzymes are activated and begin dissolving their new meal, obtaining nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen which are difficult to extract from certain soils. Carnivorous plants also possess a...

2009-10-05 13:30:39

St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter and Toronto second baseman Aaron Hill have been selected Major League Baseball's comeback players of the year. Carpenter was named first on 27 of 30 ballots for National League players and second on two others. He made just four starts over 2007 and 2008 but was 17-4 with an NL-best 2.24 earned run average in 28 starts in 2009. Carpenter won the Cy Young Award after a 21-5 season 2005 but had an elbow injury that led to surgery in May 2007. Further problems...

2009-08-31 18:07:50

Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke was named Monday the American League Player of the Week. Greinke won two starts last week with a 1.06 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17 innings. Last Wednesday against Cleveland, the right-hander had a career-best 15 strikeouts to set a Royals record for a nine-inning game. He topped Mark Gubicza's mark of 14 set Aug. 27, 1988 against Minnesota. Sunday, Greinke pitched a one-hit shutout against Seattle. He became just the fourth pitcher since 1900 to follow...

2009-08-11 13:45:00

A new plant species has been discovered in the central Philippines - a giant carnivorous plant. The plant is the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its trap. Botanists came across the strange pink ferns - as well as blue mushrooms - during an expedition. The botanists named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. The details of the discovery were published in the Botanical Journal of the...

2009-08-04 09:51:37

Chemicals camouflage bugs, pitcher plant colors don't help attract prey, specialist caterpillars survive better than generalistsAnimals and plants communicate with one another in a variety of ways: behavior, body patterns, and even chemistry. In a series of talks at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting, to be held August 3-7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ecologists explore the myriad adaptations for exchanging information among living things.Bugs pretending to be ants are...

2009-07-24 20:41:18

The Texas Rangers announced Friday that pitcher Vicente Padilla has been diagnosed with H1N1, widely known as swine flu. Padilla, however, is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Detroit. He was scratched from his Wednesday start against Boston. The team announced at the time that Padilla was suffering from flu-like symptoms. He joined his teammates Friday for the start of a series against Kansas City, but remained in the team hotel for the series opener. The Rangers said...

2009-07-10 09:12:51

Athletic injuries can derail any player's ability to compete, but for a baseball pitcher his shoulder strength and control is critical. A new study to be presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, suggests that testing a pitcher's shoulder strength through a series of exercises during the preseason may help create a focused strength training program to prevent serious injury during the season."The ability to identify...

2009-06-17 14:22:07

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right hander Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 14. The team recalled southpaw Brad Mills to replace Janssen to make his major league debut Thursday at Philadelphia. Janssen missed the entire 2008 season while rehabbing a torn labrum that required surgery. To date this season, he is 2-3 with a 6.23 ERA in five starts (26 innings). He is the latest Toronto...

2009-06-04 11:40:00

New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett has been suspended for six games by Major League Baseball for allegedly intentionally throwing at a batter. Burnett, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, has appealed the disciplinary action so it won't go into effect until the appeals process plays out. In the top of the fifth inning of the Yankees' game Tuesday, Burnett threw a pitch that sailed toward the head of Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz, who dived out of the way of the pitch. Burnett was warned...

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2012-06-14 10:44:47

Symbol: SAAZG Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAAZI Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. intermedia Epling   SAAZP Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. pitcheri (Torr. ex Benth.) Epling   SAPI3 Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, CO, CT, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,...

2012-06-15 03:56:38

Symbol: MIPA6 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ARPA27 Arenaria patula Michx.   SAPA28 Sabulina patula (Michx.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

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