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wyoming big game
2015-02-19 15:03:07

Wyoming is known as a home for big game animals like elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, and a conservation group in the state is using modern technology to track the migratory patterns of these herd animals that often have to cross highways or navigate rural communities.

GMO
2015-02-19 13:31:05

If you’re one of the people who sometimes feel overwhelmed when you start hearing terms such as genetic modification and selective breeding, don’t worry – we here at RedOrbit feel your pain, so we’ve created this handy little guide to help clear up some of the confusion.

2015-02-19 12:28:37

A New Cannabis Genome Research Institute BERKELEY, Calif., Feb.

2015-02-19 12:28:19

By Gail McGovern, President and CEO the American Red Cross WASHINGTON, Feb.

2015-02-19 12:28:16

Funds Will Support the Development of an Innovative, High-throughput, Automated, High Pressure-based DNA Shearing System for Next Generation Sequencing Applications SOUTH EASTON, Mass.,

2015-02-19 12:25:45

"Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport" Will Celebrate Shelter Underdogs and Animal Adoption NEW YORK, Feb.

pot munchies
2015-02-19 12:38:20

It’s long been known that smoking pot gives people the munchies, but what about marijuana causes this uncontrollable urge to consume mass quantities of junk food? That’s what a team of researchers from Yale University wanted to find out in a recently-published study.

HIV
2015-02-19 09:20:37

An effective vaccine against HIV has eluded scientists for decades, but new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature may provide the next best thing: a technique which inactivates virtually all strains of the virus using a genetically engineered protein.

2015-02-19 08:37:45

DALLAS, February 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Carotenoids Market by Type (Astaxanthin, Beta-carotene, Canthaxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, & Zeaxanthin), Source

2015-02-19 08:34:02

- Patients transitioned easily from multiple-daily insulin injections to PaQ®, which safely and effectively managed blood glucose - HORW, Switzerland, Feb.


Latest Biology Reference Libraries

Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Wharf Roach, Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

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