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2014-09-25 08:27:08

MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyga Technology, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for underserved areas in spine, announced today that it has completed a $10 million round of financing. The company intends to use the proceeds to fund the expansion of its U.S. sales and marketing organization as it prepares for the implementation of a Category 1 CPT code for SI joint fusion procedures in January 2015. In addition, the financing will also be used to support...

2014-09-25 08:27:02

-- HUMIRA is now indicated to treat pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to corticosteroids or immunomodulators such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, or methotrexate NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved HUMIRA(®) (adalimumab) for reducing signs and symptoms, and achieving and...

2014-09-25 08:26:59

Analyses of PRiDe, a registry of 457 recurrent glioblastoma patients, show that patients treated with the NovoTTF(TM)-100A System at their first and second recurrences had median overall survivals of 20.0 and 8.5 months, respectively ST. HELIER, Jersey, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that survival and efficacy data from its U.S. patient registry will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Meeting...

2014-09-25 08:25:39

Move strengthens agency's leadership across U.S. client teams NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carat, the industry's fastest growing global media agency, today announced that it has promoted Chief Strategy Officer Michael Epstein to the role of Chief Client Officer U.S. In his new role, Epstein will oversee all of the U.S. client teams across Carat's offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Epstein will retain oversight of the...

2014-09-25 08:24:51

MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DataXpand (www.dataxpand.com), the Audience Data Marketplace with truly global scale and reach, announced today a new integration with marketing software and analytics platform, Turn (www.turn.com). This new relationship will enable Turn clients to access DataXpand's global audience data for expanded reach in markets in Latin America, Europe and among US Hispanics. DataXpand's platform provides rich, targeted data for global markets. Through...

2014-09-25 08:24:34

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tristar Products, Inc. continued their bi-coastal celebration of the 100(th) Birthday Anniversary of American fitness icon Jack LaLanne yesterday with a documentary release at the TriBeCa Film Center. The inspiring documentary, "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE" commemorates Jack LaLanne with his closest friends: Clint Eastwood, Lou Ferrigno, Diana Nyad and many others speaking to his lifelong achievements and how the 'Godfather of Fitness' set the...

2014-09-25 08:24:26

--5.3 Million Properties Remain in Negative Equity-- IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released new analysis showing nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million. Nationwide, borrower equity increased year over year by...

2014-09-25 08:24:22

Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at AAFA WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP, as its new President and CEO earlier this summer, they expected he would get right to work helping to shape a vision and strategy for the nation's oldest and largest patient group for people with asthma and allergic diseases....

2014-09-25 08:21:03

- Revised front styling with new headlights, grille and bumper CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., which has posted record-breaking sales every year for the past six years, has introduced a comprehensively upgraded Impreza(®) line of compact 4-door and 5-door models for 2015. The Impreza joins the Legacy(®), Outback(®) and Forester(®) lines in offering the brand's innovative, award-winning EyeSight(®) Driver Assist Technology,...

2014-09-25 04:22:13

Case Funding Firm adds to funding amounts as Bellwether trials kick into high gear after $9Bil verdict is failed to be dismissed on Takeda post-trial motion. HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they have increased their funding amounts on Actos cases as the litigation picks up steam as more bellwether trials are expected in 2015. On August 28th, according to Business Week and Bloomberg News, Takeda...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'