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Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

David Gilbert, DOE/Joint Genome Institute One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. Forests creeping steadily north and becoming established in the thawing Arctic is just one of the predicted effects of rising global temperatures. A recent study published online August 24, 2014 in Nature Genetics offers a more in-depth,...

gut bacteria may erase food allergies
2014-08-26 06:54:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a great deal of research into food allergies lately — ranging from the effect of race on food allergies to how tap water might be linked to the development of allergies. The latest study, from the University of Chicago, shows that the presence of a common gut bacteria, Clostridia, may help protect against food allergies. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that by inducing...

2014-08-26 00:21:11

As supply lines contract, ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical...

2014-08-26 00:20:15

More than 55% of AutoTrader visitors who own a dog take their furry friend into consideration when choosing a new car ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 10(th) anniversary of National Dog Day, AutoTrader.com's expert editorial team has named their picks of the "Must-Shop Cars for Dog Lovers." More than 56 million American households own a dog(1), and these furry family members factor in when it's time to pull a new car into the driveway. In a recent survey, 55...

2014-08-25 23:10:31

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Chicago (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of...

2014-08-25 23:09:45

UAS Laboratories has announced that they have hired a new National Sales Manager for their Multi-Flora Practitioner Line of premium probiotics. Guy Devin PhD. CCN CHHP AADP, will start his position with UAS Laboratories August 25. Wausau, WI (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 UAS Laboratories has announced that they have hired a new National Sales Manager for their Multi-Flora Practitioner Line of premium probiotics. Guy Devin PhD. CCN CHHP AADP, will start his position with UAS Laboratories August...

2014-08-25 23:06:15

After 25 years, Dr. Vitenas takes his Houston practice up-town with a sleek, modern facility. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Beginning on September 2, 2014, the doors to Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery’s new office will open for the first time. After years of planning, construction has finally been completed on Dr. Vitenas’ private, two-story building. This will mark the first move for Dr. Vitenas, since he established his southeast Houston practice almost 25 years ago. Vitenas...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-08-25 16:27:23

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to be held September 8-10, 2014, in New York, NY. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The investor presentation by Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 9:10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live and...

2014-08-25 16:20:55

-- Minimize Revenue and Productivity Losses with a Proactive Approach and Pesticide-Free Treatments -- FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed bugs are a public health issue that continues to plague office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, libraries, and other workplaces. Bell Environmental Services, a leader in pesticide-free bed bug control, advises companies and organizations to take a proactive approach to bed bugs by preparing an action plan. No business is at fault...


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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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