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2014-09-15 04:21:09

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although it may be hard to believe that there is an even more bioactive form of Red Reishi mushroom that has its own set of unique qualities ready to enter your body and make some upgrades, it's true. Like the concentrated Red Reishi Extract (also produced by Immortality Superfoods), Red Reishi Spore Oil (Liquid Gold) still comes with all the amazing qualities of the mushroom itself, such as immune-modulation, stress relief, liver...

2014-09-14 23:00:19

Skin becomes dryer with age. Sublime Beauty® examines two top reasons and what can be done about it. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Skin becomes dryer with age. Some of this can be from external factors like sun damage and not moisturizing properly. However, there are inevitable internal factors that will cause drying even if skin has been cared for. Two main reasons this occurs: 1) Loss of ceramides in the skin 2) Loss of hyaluronic acid in the skin During the aging...

2014-09-14 03:00:47

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE, also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since. The researchers used data...

2014-09-14 02:30:31

Gary Hughes, The University of Kent Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist’s analyzed the manipulative forces and frequency of use experienced by the thumb and fingers on the non-dominant hand during a series of stone tool production sequences that...

2014-09-13 23:02:01

New product from Europe comes to Utah for testing in the mosquito control market. Dixie State University, the SW Mosquito Abatement and Control District and Mason and Associates target Anopheles and Culex species due to the spread of malaria and West Nile Virus. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Although it’s cooled off, mosquitoes are a hot topic in Utah. Coming into mosquito high season are the state’s southern cities such as St George, Hurricane, Cedar City and...

2014-09-13 23:00:52

The Asia-Pacific Biopesticides Market report defines and segments the biopesticides market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-biopesticides-9164913136.html (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Biopesticides Market report defines and segments the biopesticides market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. The biopesticides market in Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow from $320.7 million in 2012 to...

2014-09-13 06:34:13

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next generation of superfoods that can help combat diabetes and cardiovascular disease could be centered around a protein that helps maintain the health and vitality of human cells, according to new research published by the journal Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. According to Cancer Research UK, quite often the term superfood is used as “a marketing tool” to “describe foods with apparently special health-related...

sleeping brain
2014-09-13 05:11:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What is your brain up to while you sleep? It helps to regulate the nervous system, it tries to process the day's events or stressors with dreams, sometimes it makes us walk and talk in our sleep. A new study led by the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, shows that your brain can also classify words during sleep. The research team found that simple word exercises performed before bedtime — such as knowing that “cat” is...

2014-09-12 23:06:03

Water Treatment Chemicals water treatment chemicals market is profoundly analyzed in terms of revenue ($million) and volume (million pounds).(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/water-treatment-342.html) (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 The report "Water Treatment Chemicals Market By Type (Coagulants & Flocculants, Corrosion Inhibitor, Scale Inhibitors, Biocides, Chelating Agents, Anti-foaming Agents, pH Adjusters & Others) & Application (Industrial & Municipal)...

2014-09-12 23:04:54

The high-dose flu vaccine may trigger a greater immune response against the virus in adults ages 65 and over and may increase protection against the flu. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 For some older women, the flu is far more than a fever and sniffles that sidelines them for a few days. It can lead to serious complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can also worsen existing conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. A higher-dose flu vaccine has been...

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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...

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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