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2014-09-26 08:25:19

DUBLIN, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Alzheimer's Disease Drug Pipeline, Diagnostics and Biomarkers: New Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report is a comprehensive analysis and market study of the drug development pipeline relating to Alzheimer's Disease, which has been analysed alongside commercially available or developmental...

2014-09-26 08:25:03

HONG KONG, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company will hold its 2014 annual general meeting of shareholders at its Hong Kong office at 48/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 9:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on December 11, 2014 (8:00 a.m....

2014-09-26 08:24:58

DUBLIN, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "DNA and RNA Sample Preparation Markets: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report is a comprehensive global end-user study and market analysis relating to the use of DNA and RNA sample preparation techniques in the laboratory. Market findings from this study are based on 'real world'...

2014-09-26 08:24:57

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that Andrew Gengos, Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview and business update at the Livingston Securities 7(th) Annual Life Sciences Stakeholders Summit at 1:55 pm ET on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Cira Center in Philadelphia, PA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140109/AQ43875LOGO To access the live audio webcast of...

2014-09-26 08:24:00

SAN DIEGO, PRINCETON, N.J. and BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), announced today that a clinical collaboration with the Boston University (BU) CTE Center has been established to advance a blood-based diagnostic candidate that could identify Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in living individuals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b CTE is a...

multicellular organism
2014-09-26 07:55:55

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those involved in and interested in the history of life and its evolution - including the inception of multicellular eukaryotes (organism with cells) - Virginia Tech released some very exciting news recently. According to research conducted by Shuhai Xiao, a Virginia tech professor of geobiology, in conjunction with partners from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, there is new evidence that indicates complex multicellularity...

Archaeopteryx
2014-09-26 07:01:58

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single “missing link” separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology. Lead author Dr. Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and his colleagues analyzed the anatomical make-up of more than...

robot ocotpus
2014-09-26 06:42:47

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Studying the movements of creatures in the natural world is very useful to robotics as the latest version of a robotic octopus from Greece shows. But real octopodes could also learn from their robotic cousin, which uses its octopus-inspired anatomy to propel itself in new ways. Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Greece have been working on octopus robots for quite a while, but recently improved...

2014-09-26 04:21:25

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs and companion diagnostics for personalized medicine, will be presenting the 'JCA-Mauvernay Award' on September 27 to Doctors Eiji Hara from the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research for his basic research on Cellular senescence and cancer: a gut microbial connection and...

2014-09-26 04:21:23

OSAKA, Japan, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma") and SanBio Co., Ltd., acting through its U.S. subsidiary SanBio, Inc. ("SanBio"), announced on September 26 that the two companies have entered into a joint development and license agreement for exclusive marketing rights in the U.S. and Canada ("Agreement") for SB623, a cell therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic stroke discovered and currently under development...


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Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

East Friesian Sheep
2014-09-26 10:01:06

The East Friesian sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from East Frisia in Germany. Traditionally, this breed was kept in small groups by households to be used for the production of milk and today the breed does not do well in large numbers. It has a pink nose and pale hooves, but its best known physical feature is the tail, which is thin and hairless like a rat’s tail. The head is polled, meaning it does not grow horns, and its wool can be white or dark brown in color. The...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'