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2014-09-18 08:30:12

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Merck Animal Health to market Neogen's Igenity(®) Dairy Heifer Program. The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program consists of genomic tests that offer commercial dairy producers essential information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers. The genomic tests can be performed soon after a calf is born, and is an excellent tool in the...

2014-09-18 08:29:39

MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of RNA viruses, today announced a research collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for animal testing of the Company's lead compound, SB 9200, against multiple viral pathogens, classified as "Special Pathogens," against which currently there are no effective antiviral therapies. SB 9200, derived...

2014-09-18 08:29:26

-ATHENA to Shed Light on Rare, Life-Threatening Kidney Disease - LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today it has initiated its ATHENA natural history of disease study in patients with Alport syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney disease with no approved therapy. The ATHENA study is designed to...

2014-09-18 08:29:16

Denmark's Crown Prince Couple Help Celebrate Canadian, Danish Partnership, Marking Novo Nordisk's 30 Years in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Danish-based pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Consulate General and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), is hosting "Innovation in Diabetes Care: 90 Years and Beyond" at the MaRS Discovery District today, to highlight the significant contribution Canada has made to diabetes care, and...

2014-09-18 08:29:14

Thermomedics has sent the first 20 units to the Firestone Natural Rubber Company, whose personnel are involved in this urgent healthcare battle. MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIMH) ; a medical technology holding company that focuses on providing game changing products, services and ideas, announced today that their Thermomedics Inc. division has sent the first 20 Caregiver® Touchfree(TM) Clinical Thermometers to the Firestone...

2014-09-18 08:29:06

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present at the 7(th) Annual BioPharm America(TM) Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT. Dr....

2014-09-18 08:28:52

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat life-threatening inflammatory conditions such as sepsis, is a proud sponsor of: -- World Sepsis Day 2014 organized by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The short film "97 seconds for sepsis" produced by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The 3(rd) Annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes...

2014-09-18 08:28:23

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies - thanks to private donations. McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the United States, through its affiliate McKesson Medical-Surgical donated four million pairs of latex gloves - enough to meet the entire country of Sierra...

clownfish
2014-09-18 07:23:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study led by the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) and the University of Exeter, that's apparently what baby clownfish do. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that clownfish larvae can swim up to nearly 250 miles in search of a home. This...

2014-09-18 00:21:02

As UNSC Convenes for Emergency Meeting in New York, International Community Must Do More to Prevent Health Catastrophe FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the UN Security Council meets today for only the second time in history to address a world health emergency, the Ebola crisis continues to devastate communities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Without concerted and immediate international action to tackle this crisis, the outbreak could see these countries' hard-fought...


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Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

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