Sulfonylurea derivatives are a class of antidiabetic drugs that are used in the management of diabetes mellitus type 2 ("adult-onset"). They act by increasing insulin release from the beta cells in the pancreas.
The germ of a cereal is the reproductive part that germinates to grow into a plant; it is the embryo of the seed. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Cereal grains and their components, such as wheat germ, rice bran, and maize may be used as a source from which vegetable oil is extracted, or used directly as a food ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grain foods.
The Caucasus mixed forests is a temperate mixed forest ecoregion that covers the Caucasus range, which forms the traditional border between Europe and Asia, as well as the adjacent Lesser Caucasus range and the eastern end of the Pontic Mountains. The ecoregion covers an area of 170,300 square kilometers (65,800 square miles), extending across portions of Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia.
Richard M. Kavuma is a Ugandan journalist and editor with The Observer newspaper. He also writes for the London newspapers Guardian and Observer about the Katine project in Uganda. Kavuma has won international international awards including the 2006 United Nations Foundation award for Development and Humanitarian coverage and the 2007 CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award.
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