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2014-10-28 20:24:11

Motorcycle riders under age 21 suffer fewer traumatic head injuries in states with mandatory helmet use laws than young riders in states with age-restricted ones SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical...

2014-10-28 16:26:49

Annual Hope Fest event emphasizes the positive impact of neighbors helping neighbors. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 22nd Annual Hope Fest event took place this Saturday, October 25th at Kino Stadium and thousands of Tucson's homeless, working poor, and underprivileged families turned out for support and assistance. Hope Fest provides help to Tucsonans with the basic necessities of life, providing dental care, medical care, groceries, haircuts, clothing and hygiene...

2014-10-22 08:30:31

One year later, Jack and Mary Jones stop to thank Sentara Heart Hospital staff who saved Jack in 2013 with the SynCardia Heart, which bridged him to a donor heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack. It was the first day of the couple's vacation to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary....

2014-10-21 12:21:49

CINCINNATI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In support of Hunger Action Month, Fast Park, an offsite airport parking company with 17 facilities in 13 markets, collected 10,083 pounds of food and donated more than $10,000 to local food banks. This is the seventh year in a row Fast Park has participated in Hunger Action Month facilitated by Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153328 Collections...

2014-10-17 23:08:13

NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of Glioblastoma, (NCI Phase II SBIR, R44CA144817 - 02A1)". Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of...

2014-10-15 08:31:30

The international quarterly publication, which covers topics of innovation worldwide, cites the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart because it saves patients dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure when they cannot get matching donor heart transplants in time. The SynCardia Heart provides the needed blood flow that helps patients recover and be in better condition for their matching donor heart transplants. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., which...

2014-10-14 23:11:46

Pet DoctoRX (http://www.petdoctorx.com), a recent addition to the Tucson community, as an affordable full-service veterinarian clinic, is participating in Dogtoberfest on Sunday, October 26th from 10:00am - 2:00pm at St. Gregory School. Pet DoctoRX will be holding a drawing for a complimentary spay or neuter. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 All proceeds from Dogtoberfest  benefit Handi-Dogs in Tucson, AZ, a local nonprofit. There will be games, contests,...

2014-10-09 20:20:16

-- Hyundai Motor's brand value exceeds $10 billion for the first time, according to Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2014 -- Hyundai Motor is the world's fastest-growing auto brand since 2005 -- Hyundai's brand value has been posting two-digit growth since the company implemented its Modern Premium brand direction in 2011 -- "Brand loyalty that comes from an emotional connection are...

2014-10-08 08:28:08

Randy Shepherd, the first person without a human heart to complete the 4.2-mile Pat's Run course, was able to exercise and get stronger while he waited for his heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the "tin man," has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director of the Mechanical...

2014-10-01 12:31:04

Until his collapse, Chris Marshall was convinced he was not desperately ill from end-stage biventricular heart failure. The SynCardia Heart allowed him to hike 607 miles as he waited for a heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaskan hiker Chris Marshall thought he was in pretty good shape despite his heart failure, but a black-out while walking laps around the ICU indicated otherwise: He had end-stage heart failure that required a SynCardia temporary...


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2012-06-18 02:25:03

Symbol: ENTU Group: Moss Family: Funariaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHHA9 Physcomitrium haringae Grout Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Funariaceae Genus   Entosthodon Schwägr. –...

2012-06-18 04:18:18

Symbol: CYTE15 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   OPCA6 Opuntia californica Engelm., nom. inval.   OPKLT Opuntia kleiniae DC. var. tetracantha (Toumey) W.T. Marsh.   OPTE6 Opuntia ×tetracantha Toumey (pro sp.) Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae –...

2012-06-19 04:06:11

Symbol: AMCO4 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   FRCO4 Franseria cordifolia A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

2012-06-19 04:54:55

Symbol: ACTU2 Group: Lichen Family: Acarosporaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Acarosporaceae Genus   Acarospora A. Massal. – cracked lichen Species   Acarospora tucsonensis H. Magn. – Tucson cracked lichen

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2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute...

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