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gamma rhythm
2014-08-25 03:30:14

David Orenstein, Brown University In a new study researchers show that they could make faint sensations more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention. The study in mice, reported in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that the brain’s “gamma” rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch. By striking up the right rhythm in the right brain region at the right time, Brown University neuroscientists report that they...

2014-08-25 12:27:19

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bioscience (Spring), a member of the Roche Group, today announced the launch of its PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody(1). This new PD-L1 clone was developed for Roche/Genentech's anti-PD-L1 (MPDL3280A) immunotherapy development program and included in research of...

2014-08-25 12:27:11

Dangers of Not Vaccinating Children Discussed on SERMO, the Leading Physician Social Network BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today its community is actively discussing the implications and key concerns of the anti-vaccine movement as families around the country prepare for going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b In order to gauge the...

2014-08-25 12:27:04

Ligand's largest shareholder announces liquidation of 484,524 shares MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemelson Capital Management, a private investment management firm, today released additional research and comments on Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND) amidst the company's unusual and complex debt arrangement under which the firm has assumed $245 million in debt principally so that large institutional shareholders can offload shares of the troubled company in...

2014-08-25 12:27:02

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC-QB: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, is pleased to announce that it is in the final stages of negotiations for the acquisition of a company that has applied for a "Marihuana for Medical Purposes" (Canada) license with Health Canada. The application includes a site located in British Columbia, Canada with a highly experienced and...

2014-08-25 12:26:51

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live, a leading online community and information resource for primary care clinicians, features a sleep disorders topic center devoted to fostering better recognition and treatment of patients who have insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs disorder, and other sleep-related problems. People who have trouble sleeping - and there are up to 70 million adults in the US who have a sleep...

2014-08-25 12:26:44

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat and seafood are frequently canned in glass jars. If home canned foods are not properly prepared, they can cause serious illness such as botulism. Botulism is caused by the toxin of bacterium - called Clostridium botulinum -that affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. It is estimated there are approximately 4 million cases...

2014-08-25 12:26:36

Natural Growth Hormone Supplements From HGH.com Offer Athletes and Bodybuilders Industry-Recognized Muscle-Building, Recovery and Weight-Loss Options BOONTON, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent arrests adding to the controversy surrounding illegal synthetic growth hormone injections, leading health and bodybuilding supplement provider HGH.com aims to raise awareness of legal, non-synthetic growth hormone supplements and educate the public on over-the-counter...

2014-08-25 12:26:15

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bioscience (Spring), a member of the Roche Group, today announced the launch of its PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody(1). This new PD-L1 clone was developed for Roche/Genentech's anti-PD-L1 (MPDL3280A) immunotherapy development program. The SP142 antibody is a...

ants sympatric speciation
2014-08-25 03:00:57

Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of...


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Swabian-Hall Swine
2014-09-02 10:33:37

The Swabian-Hall swine is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the city of Schwäbisch Hall in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. It was first developed in 1820 by King William I of Württemberg, who imported Meishan pigs in order to breed them with German landrace pigs to develop a pig with a higher fat content. It became so popular that by 1959 ninety percent of the area’s total pig population belonged to this breed. Despite its prevalence across the state, it was soon...

Ossabaw Island Hog
2014-09-02 09:37:37

The Ossabaw Island hog, also known as the Ossabaw Island, is a breed of pig that developed from a herd of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia in the United States. The original population of hogs was brought to the island by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century for the purpose of later consumption, which was a typical practice during Spanish exploration at that time. The pigs became isolated on the island for hundreds of years and had little interaction with domestic pig breeds or...

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...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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