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2014-04-17 23:00:45

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping support the 10-week Dancing Classrooms program for the fifth grade class at Mountain Meadow Elementary School in Buckley, Washington. While learning to dance, students will have fun, stay fit and also cultivate essential life skills. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is happy to sponsor the Dancing Classrooms program at Mountain Meadow...

2014-04-17 23:00:27

The 4 Cycle Solution PDF made by Shaun Hadsall is a brand new weight loss program that teaches people how to lose excess weight within a short period of time. A complete review of The 4 Cycle Solution PDF penned by Michael on the website Vkool.com shows if this new product is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The 4 Cycle Solution PDF is developed by Shaun Hadsall, who promises to help people lose belly fat within a short period of time. This program contains 4 parts,...

2014-04-17 20:22:20

A study that shows a link between a bright smile and perceived intelligence reinforces the value of the work of West Hills Smiles' Drs. Hakimzadeh and Reyhani. LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Southern California, people looking to enhance the quality of their smiles have found the ideal professionals near Calabasas dentist office West Hills Smiles. Led by the renowned Dr. Ben Reyhani and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, West Hills Smiles is known as the cosmetic dentist Woodland...

2014-04-17 16:27:29

Van Andel Institute Hosts Second Annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence dinner and award presentation took place on April 17, 2014. The event, hosted by Van Andel Institute (VAI), honored individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Institute through volunteer service, philanthropy, special event support, innovation or scientific...

2014-04-17 16:26:55

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoSmart(®) and NanoValent, private pharmaceutical companies developing novel cancer pharmaceuticals, have entered into a research collaboration agreement to explore the feasibility of jointly developing an ANA-conjugated liposomal doxorubicin nanoparticle for the treatment of ovarian cancer and other solid tumors. The joint project combines NanoValent's hybrid polymerized liposomal nanoparticle (HPLN), which can be loaded with...

2014-04-17 16:25:14

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) and SeaWorld San Diego has provided the strongest evidence yet that killer whale dialects are learned. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75801 Scheduled to be published this week in the Journal of Experimental Biology, the study found that juvenile male killer whales are capable of learning new call types when they undergo a change in social association....

2014-04-17 15:39:29

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. The research, in mice, suggests that some organs have the immunological equivalent of “neighborhood police” – specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin...

2014-04-17 15:36:22

A novel application of RNAScope in situ hybridization facilitates gene expression studies in plants Gene expression is the process whereby the genetic information of DNA is used to manufacture functional products, such as proteins, which have numerous different functions in living organisms. Messenger RNA (mRNA) serves as an important intermediary during gene expression, by relating the genetic information of DNA to the molecular mechanisms involved in manufacturing proteins. By...

2014-04-17 14:32:49

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Researchers from Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based method to identify and confirm the presence of brown adipose tissue in a living adult. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and...

2014-04-17 14:30:27

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body. Now, in a feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun to unravel the complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that perform myriad biological tasks. A team of...


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2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

Gregg’s Pine, Pinus greggii
2014-04-22 13:05:16

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850). This pine is closely related to the Patula pine with the difference being in the length of the needles and the bark of the tree. The Gregg’s pine grows at altitudes between 4265 – 8530 feet in the highlands region while in the northern part of its region it grows at altitudes of...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Prostylotermes
2014-04-22 10:22:20

Prostylotermes is a genus that holds one species of extinct termite known as Prostylotermes kamboja. The genus and its single species are known from one male, the paratype used to help confirm the description of the species, and one female, the holotype, found encased in amber in India. Both individuals were found in the same piece of amber, which is kept in the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India. The fossils were first studied and described by Michael S. Engel and David...

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