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2014-04-15 12:23:12

DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, Application (Plasmid DNA isolation, MIRNA isolation, Total RNA isolation), & End users - Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global nucleic acid isolation and purification market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018....

Researchers Discover Four New Species Of 'Killer Sponges' From The Deep Sea
2014-04-15 11:33:24

MBARI [ Watch the Video: Four New Species Of Carnivorous Sponges Discovered ] Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists first discovered that some sponges are carnivorous about 20 years ago. Since then only seven carnivorous species have been found in all of the northeastern Pacific. A new paper authored by MBARI marine biologist Lonny Lundsten and two Canadian researchers describes four new...

2014-04-15 10:17:55

Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum and international collaborators have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences uncovered three species new to science, each having previously been confused with another species. Since 1960, when modern studies on this group began, Sturnira has grown from eight species to 22. The...

2014-04-15 08:31:21

OAKLAND, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collagen Matrix, Inc. announced today that it has received FDA's 510(k) clearance of its Flexible Collagen Nerve Conduit for management of peripheral nerve injuries at nerve ends in the foot to reduce the formation of painful neuroma. This is the first and only nerve conduit to receive FDA clearance for treatment of neuroma formation at nerve ends. The product will be able to help patients suffering from pain as a result of conditions...

2014-04-15 08:31:06

Agreement supporting global development and manufacture of instrument to analyze protein and nucleic acid biomarkers continues multi-year relationship between Invetech and Biocartis. SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Invetech, a global leader in instrument development, custom automation, and contract manufacturing, and Biocartis, a diagnostics company focused on improving healthcare outcomes via the practice of personalized medicine, today announced a collaboration agreement...

2014-04-15 08:30:55

SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) announces the launch of an FDA-regulated clinical trial being conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to investigate two forms of stem cell therapy in children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The randomized, placebo-controlled study aims to compare the safety and efficacy of an intravenous infusion of cord blood stem cells to bone marrow stem cells....

2014-04-15 08:30:43

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Market news updates for Cannabis sector that continues to display growth as companies improve operations moving forward: Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTC: ZDPY), GW Pharmaceuticals plc. (NASDAQ: GWPH), Cannabis-Rx Inc. (OTC: CANA), Embarr Downs, Inc. (OTC: EMBR), Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) and Terra Tech Corp. (OTC: TRTC) Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTC Pink: ZDPY) http://www.zonedproperties.com, a lessor of land, facilities and...

2014-04-15 08:30:28

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibow Biotech is pleased to participate in the Buzz of BIO for the 2014 BIO International Convention. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), this year's global event for biotechnology will take place June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. During the Buzz of BIO contest, industry leaders as well as the general public will be voting for companies they want to see at the event's BIO Business...

2014-04-15 08:30:12

IRVINE, Calif., April 15th, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a material transfer agreement (MTA) with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. ChromaDex will provide...

2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...


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Sumatran Pine, Pinus merkusii
2014-04-17 13:47:45

Sumatran pine (pinus merkusii) is an evergreen native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia and in the mountains of northern Sumatra. Stands of Sumatran pine can also be found in Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang in central Sumatra, on Mindoro in the Philippines, and in western Luzon in the Zambales mountains. The Sumatra pine is the only species of the Pinaceae family growing south of the equator. The Sumatra pine grows primarily at altitudes of 1,300-4,900 feet but can grow as low as...

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
2014-04-14 12:55:01

The giant anteater or ant bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America. Its range extends from Honduras to northern areas of Argentina, where it prefers to reside in many habitats including tropical rainforests and grasslands. This species received its scientific name, which translates to anteater and three fingers, from Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The giant anteater reaches an average body length between 5.97 and 7.12 feet, with a...

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

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