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2011-08-17 08:00:00

RUSTBURG, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team PRP (Premium Recycled Parts), the nation's largest group of leading independent auto recyclers, has expanded into Florida with the addition of Jacksonville-based GO Auto Recycling. Just two years old, GO Auto Recycling is one of the nation's fastest growing auto recycling businesses and makes a great case study on how to grow a small business in an uncertain economy. This addition brings Team PRP national membership to 108 members, an...

2011-07-08 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Joint Preservation, a business unit of Stryker's Orthopaedics group, today announced at the 2011 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration with RegenLab SA to distribute Stryker's RegenKit-THT, a one-step system designed for the safe and rapid preparation of autologous platelet-rich plasma (A-PRP) from a small sample of blood at the patient's point of care. A-PRP contains an...

2011-06-22 14:05:49

University of Tennessee molecular biophysics professor reveals a key trigger to a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has helped reveal a key trigger of Gerstmann"“Sträussler"“Scheinker (GSS) syndrome, a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease. The finding could have far-reaching implications for the treatment of other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's,...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

At the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines (TIFM), a premier anti-aging, alternative medicine and cosmetic surgery clinic in Dallas, Dr. Kevin D. Light has added a new twist to the fat transfer technique "“ the addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for optimal rejuvenation results. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Dr. Kevin D. Light, medical director of the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines (TIFM) in Dallas, Texas, recently added a new twist to his fat transfer...

2011-06-02 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said today it has received FDA clearance of its 510(k) submission for the use of its Res-Q(TM) 60 (Res-Q) System technology to be used for the safe and rapid preparation of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) from a small sample of blood at the patient's point-of-care. The PRP is mixed with autograft...

2011-04-22 09:45:00

DENVER, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Premium Recycled Parts (TEAM PRP) has announced a major expansion of their membership with the creation of a new regional group, PRP Midwest. This new organization serves America's heartland - from Minnesota to Georgia, Texas to Ohio - and was formed by combining the former QRP Midwest, PRP Absolute and PRP Heartland groups. The announcement was made at the Annual TEAM PRP Owner's Meeting, held in conjunction with the United Recyclers Group (URG)...

2011-03-21 13:05:56

Romping clumps of misfolded proteins are prime suspects in many neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease. Those diseases are devastating and incurable, but a team of biologists at Brown University reports that cells can fix the problems themselves with only a little bit of help. The insight suggests that there are more opportunities to develop a therapy for protein misfolding than scientists had thought. "There are multiple steps that you could...

2011-03-09 10:00:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --You don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Major League pitcher Takashi Saito, the technique also is being used to treat foot and ankle conditions in "weekend warriors" and to heal wounds in diabetics. It can even help those suffering from arthritis, according to Sean T. Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, an Illinois...

2011-02-18 17:21:04

One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Stanford biology Professor Ron Kopito has shown that the mutant, misfolded protein responsible for Huntington's disease can move from cell to cell, recruiting normal proteins and forming aggregations in each cell it visits. Knowing...

2011-01-17 22:13:02

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in collaboration with BioParadox, Inc., have published data supporting the use of platelet-rich plasma as a promising biologic treatment for myocardial infarction (heart attack). The findings were published online in Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine and will be presented at The Sixth International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, on January 20, 2011....


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2007-10-24 13:42:18

The Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata), is a small seabird found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonies can be found on Gough Island, Marion Island, and on the sub-Antarctic Antipodes Islands off the coast of New Zealand. Though the broad-billed prion is a small seabird, it is a large prion, with a length of 24 inches and a weight of 7 ounces, and a massive bill. It has gray upper plumage, a dark cap, black "W" on the wings, a black-tipped tail,...

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2007-10-24 13:39:33

The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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