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2014-10-17 23:05:21

New Assay Critical to the Study of the Human Immune Responses and Cancers. State College, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 INDIGO Biosciences, a leading provider of nuclear receptor products and services announced today that it has released a new nuclear factor kappa-light-chain enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) assay system. Three different assay kit formats are available. NF-κB is a transcription factor that, upon activation, plays a critical role in regulating gene expression that...

2014-10-17 20:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GET-A-PET.com's co-founders and brothers, Mitch and Michael West hosted their first Indiegogo crowdfunding event in Bel Air October 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141018/152925 In order to bring attention to their efforts, Michael and Mitch held a program known as #DrivePetsHome in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Three lucky pet rescues were awarded Chevy and GMC vans loaded with natural pet food from Halo, Purely for Pets and...

2014-10-17 16:24:46

SAN DIEGO and HILDEN, Germany, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Translational research in cancer and other diseases will benefit from new capabilities being presented at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting - Volume of 250,000-plus DNA samples linked to Ingenuity(R) Knowledge Base greatly exceeds any comparable database - providing superior depth for genomic analysis - Ingenuity(R) Variant...

2014-10-17 16:24:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene) has announced the addition of the "Global Gene Therapy Market & Pipeline Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) There have been significant advancements in the area of gene therapy in terms of research of new drugs....

2014-10-17 16:24:27

AVMA CEO: "It's time to be cautious, but no time for panic" SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its...

2014-10-17 16:24:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, no one asked why the deadly Ebola virus is no longer being treated as a "level 4" threat. Scientists who work with Ebola do it only in BSL-4 (biosafety level-4) laboratories, in which they are protected against breathing potentially contaminated air and have complete skin surface protection by means of an encapsulating "space...

2014-10-17 16:22:42

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-10-17 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Given...

2014-10-17 12:29:49

NGO Alliance warns travel restriction could cripple U.S. response to outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO In a letter...

2014-10-17 12:29:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States is unlikely, Cal/OSHA has joined with other public health agencies in California to provide guidelines for preventing exposure to Ebola. They will be widely distributed starting today. Federal officials have identified workers in certain professions to be at potential risk of exposure. Those workers include health care workers, emergency responders, laboratory staff, mortuary workers,...


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Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.