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2013-11-29 14:39:30

University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron-based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry. The new synthetic methods promise to be safer and more economical and environmentally friendly than traditional industrial processes. The research takes advantage of Earth's extensive supply of iron – the fifth most abundant naturally occurring metal – substituting it in place...

2013-10-23 10:21:34

Technique has potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development University of Toronto researchers have developed a method that can rapidly screen human stem cells and better control what they will turn into. The technology could have potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development. Findings are published in this week's issue of the journal Nature Methods. "The work allows for a better understanding of how to turn stem cells into clinically useful cell types more...

2013-10-21 23:02:26

Cedar Lake Oncology in Biloxi, Mississippi has signed a billing contract with Universal Health Network, a radiation oncology specific revenue cycle management company based in New York. Biloxi, Mississippi (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Biloxi’s only outpatient radiation oncology center, Cedar Lake Oncology, has signed a billing and collections contract with Universal Health Networks (UHN). This contract will enable the practice to provide better billing services to their patients and also...

Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario. This has allowed populations of the species to thrive in the colder climate with a more than 30-fold increase in seed production. "The ability of invasive species to rapidly...

2013-10-11 12:47:54

Researchers at the University of Toronto discover how the body's muscles accidentally fall asleep while awake Normally muscles contract in order to support the body, but in a rare condition known as cataplexy the body's muscles "fall asleep" and become involuntarily paralyzed. Cataplexy is incapacitating because it leaves the affected individual awake, but either fully or partially paralyzed. It is one of the bizarre symptoms of the sleep disorder called narcolepsy. "Cataplexy is...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.