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2014-08-19 12:29:24

Lockton report provides information to protect companies' employees and operations during the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola outbreak, deemed "an international public health emergency" by the World Health Organization, has left many companies uncertain of how to properly protect themselves, while ensuring the safety of its employees and operations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090415/CG99351LOGO "The situation on...

2014-08-19 12:28:55

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wound Care Market by Type, Basic, Advanced, Active, Pressure Relief Devices - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global wound care market involves various products that help in healing and preventing infection. This market is driven by several factors which include the rising incidences of hospital-acquired infections and the...

2014-08-19 12:28:48

WOODBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease ("CVD") and overall health, announced today that an article entitled, "Redox-sensitive induction of Src/PI3-kinase/Akt and MAPKs pathways activate eNOS in response to EPA:DHA 6:1," authored by Faraj Zgheel, Mahmoud Alhosin, Sherzad Rashid, Mélanie Burban, Cyril...

2014-08-19 12:28:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), lead Democrat appropriator for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and creator of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, which in 2011 called on NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to increase the nation's investments in neuroscience, released the following statement on the National Science Foundation's announcement that they have awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept...

antibiotics
2014-08-19 04:00:12

Heather Amos, University of British Columbia New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published August 18 in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how...

2014-08-19 12:28:27

First Kit Improves RNA-Seq for FFPE and High-Quality RNA Samples IPSWICH, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB(®)) today announced that NEB has exclusively in-licensed rights from Genomic Health, Inc. to its technology for the depletion of abundant RNAs, which is instrumental to performing sensitive RNA-seq experiments at a lower cost. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b Ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) are extremely abundant,...

2014-08-19 12:23:37

WESTWOOD, N.J., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Food Safety and Pest Management Symposium 2014," hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will now be held at Caesars Atlantic City, NJ on October 8-9, 2014. Professionals from the food safety and pest management industries will not want to miss this world-class premier event. This exciting annual gathering offers a unique and valuable opportunity to gain critical business insights offered by top industry...

Hallucigenia sparsa
2014-08-19 03:00:38

University of Cambridge One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time. The animal, known as Hallucigenia due to its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an ‘evolutionary misfit’ as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers...

Alzheimer's Disease
2014-08-19 03:00:23

Liz French, University of Exeter A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Epigenetic changes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome. Importantly, epigenetic changes are...

2014-08-19 08:30:47

Company Plans to Immediately Initiate Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug Application ("IND") for its VC-01(TM) candidate cell replacement therapy to treat type 1 diabetes. The company plans to promptly initiate a Phase 1/2 clinical trial which it believes to be the first...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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