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2010-09-20 07:00:00

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Diagnostics (Dominion) has recently developed and validated one of the first clinical urine drug monitoring assays to detect the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073, two compounds typically found in synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as "herbal incense" products. Users looking for a "legal high" have reportedly turned to these products as an alternative to marijuana. Two compounds, JWH-018 and JWH-073, have been identified in...

2010-09-17 09:57:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Kidney stones are sneaky things, they come out of nowhere and blindside you, but this study shows that by eating a diet to prevent high blood pressure, kidney stones can also be prevented. Certain key ingredients of a low blood pressure diet ward off kidney stones. These magical ingredients that are very important in the fight against the formation of kidney stones are low-fat dairy products and plants. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, is...

2010-09-14 10:32:00

THOROLD, ON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Norgen Biotek Corp, a privately held Canadian biotechnology company focusing principally on advancing a powerful proprietary technology for application in sample preparation for nucleic acid (DNA, RNA and microRNA) and protein purification, today announced the expansion of its basket of urine-based sample preparation products by launching 3 new urine concentration, preservation and isolation kits. With the launch of these novel kits Norgen now has the...

2010-08-25 11:16:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year sole source microscopic urinalysis contract agreement with group purchasing organization Novation. Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for more than 25,000 members of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances, and 5,500 members of Provista, LLC,...

2010-08-18 18:16:27

A number of resarch studies at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking participants. These studies are important because they help doctors and researchers uncover the disease process and find potential treatment and cures. A list of BCM research studies can be found at www.bcm.edu/clinicalstudies/. Among the studies listed: Older men with smoking history needed for bladder cancer screening study Men over the age of 60 who have smoked for at least 20 years are being asked to participate in a...

2010-07-19 12:53:39

Only study currently available did not collect data on important aspects and is susceptible to bias It is unclear whether patients with neurogenic bladder disorders benefit from the drug L-methionine. The only study currently available provides neither proof of benefit nor proof of harm. This is the result of a report published by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on 12 July 2010. The normal function of the bladder is to ensure the storage of urine and its...

2010-07-16 13:23:28

First morning albumin:creatinine urine test clues clinicians into signs of trouble A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor kidney function by measuring the albumin:creatinine ratio from a first morning urine sample. Individuals with kidney...

2010-07-08 21:03:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year, dual source urinalysis contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex automated urine particle analyzers, reagents, controls, and service. Training and technical support for Amerinet members will be provided through Sysmex America's U.S. headquarters in Mundelein,...

2010-03-31 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A novel diagnostic test to rapidly detect neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an early biomarker that identifies patients at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), has been accepted for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration. If approved, this would be the first test available for use in the United States for the detection of NGAL. "With the help of a new diagnostic test that can aid in detecting NGAL,...

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2010-03-25 09:23:41

That bracing morning shower and soothing bedtime soak in the tub are potentially important but until now unrecognized sources of the hormones, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals that pollute the environment, scientists reported yesterday at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The first-ever evaluation, they said, could lead to new ways to control environmental pollution from active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), which has been the source of growing concern....


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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