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Newly Discovered Gut Virus Could Play A Role In Obesity

Newly Discovered Gut Virus Could Play A Role In Obesity, Diabetes

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A previously undetected virus, discovered in intestinal samples, could influence the behavior of common gut bacteria and could even play a role in conditions such as diabetes and obesity,...

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2014-07-28 16:25:21

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225722/Global-non-GMO-Food-Market-2014-2018.html About GMO GMO stands for genetically modified organism, in this the scientist conducts genetic modification of food plants. Scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of an organism, such as a bacterium, virus, or animal, and recombine them into the DNA of the...

2014-07-28 13:20:36

The Lancet Infected patients and could improve treatment uptake Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The Lancet. Both studies focused on hepatitis C genotype 1, which is the most common genotype in the USA, Europe, North Asia, Australia, and South America,...

2014-07-28 13:14:57

University of Leeds Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, new University of Leeds research has found. Informing parents about the vaccine via a website containing information helping parents make a decision about MMR is on average £9.20 cheaper per vaccination to the NHS than informing them solely via a GP consultation, and £7.17 cheaper than via a leaflet...

2014-07-28 12:57:00

Emory University An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown. The results were published Thursday, July 24 in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. The findings demonstrate that the drug, called XPro1595, can reach the brain at sufficient levels and have beneficial effects when administered by subcutaneous injection, like an...

2014-07-28 12:54:29

UT Southwestern Medical Center A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. The research potentially could lead to new therapies to treat obesity and diabetes, since the transcription factor involved – spliced X-box binding protein 1 (Xbp1s) – appears to influence the body's sensitivity to insulin and leptin signaling. Insulin and leptin are...

2014-07-28 12:28:13

DUBLIN, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Synthetic Biology Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The term synthetic biology covers the designing and engineering of completely new biological parts, devices, and organisms as well as the redesigning of natural biological systems that provide improved and desirable functions. It is considered to be a form of extreme genetic...

2014-07-28 12:27:44

CARLISLE, Mass., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VigeneTech, Inc, in collaboration with BioLegend, Inc., today announced the release of LEGENDplex(TM) Data Analysis Software, an OEM software solution for analysis of multiplex data from flow cytometers. BioLegend develops and offers varieties of bead-based multi-analyte immunoassay products for use with flow cytometers. With the support of VigeneTech's data analysis software, FCS data files can be automatically and accurately analyzed...

2014-07-28 10:39:26

Baylor College of Medicine Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer. In particular DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch that can stably turn off genes, suggesting the potential to cause cancer just as a genetic mutation can. Until now, however,...

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...

2014-07-28 08:29:59

HOUSTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, announces that he offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. With access to this increasingly popular orthodontic option, area patients can have their teeth straightened without feeling self-conscious in the process. Invisalign offers the same long-term benefits associated with other types of braces, but patients who choose Invisalign over alternatives enjoy natural looks in addition to better support for...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

White Pine
2014-07-15 11:24:08

Hainan white pine (Pinus fenzeliana) is found on the island of Hainan off the southern shores of China. This pine is also known as the Fenzel’s pine  and is related to the Chinese White Pine. This tree is a slow growing tree and can be used for landscaping purposes. The Hainan white pine grows best in full sun and soil that is well-drained but maintains medium moisture. This tree grows to heights between 25 and 35 feet (the largest being recorded at 100 feet) with a crown that spreads...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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