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Researchers Identify Epigenetic Changes Caused By Binge Drinking
2014-10-10 03:38:43

Provided by University of Missouri School of Medicine Overconsumption of alcohol triggers inflammatory response in the liver Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases. “We know that chronic alcohol use is damaging to the liver, but binge drinking amplifies that damage,” said Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor...

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Provided by University of California - Davis Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in southern California. It raises concerns about the current status of mountain...

2014-10-10 12:24:31

Microbial Robotics adds innovation portfolio access to industrial and therapeutic microbiology applications with its strategic partnership with Spain-based Bacmine SL CINCINNATI and MADRID, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing enhanced bacteria (BactoBots(TM)) and viruses (ViruBots(TM)), announces its strategic alliance with Spain-based Bacmine SL. In line with its access to new and novel organisms and synthetic biology technologies, the...

muscles
2014-10-10 02:00:01

Provided by Michael Dimitriou, Umea University Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one's voluntary action, and most strongly to stretch that is imposed by external forces. The ability to reflect causality in this manner can facilitate appropriate reflex control and accurate...

2014-10-10 08:23:42

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO) is proud to announce that it was named the Health sector winner at the 2014 GREAT Tech Awards Gala last evening. Sponsored by United Kingdom Trade & Investment and the British Consulate General New York, the GREAT Tech Awards selected one winner in each of six categories from a pool of 120 high growth companies from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut....

2014-10-10 08:20:28

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new trend in travel is showing that the Centers for Disease Control's initiative to screen passengers at five international airports is a positive measure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141009/151378LOGO The number of clients that Passport Health sees going to West Africa has dropped 67% for the month of September, and this statistic has been in overall decline for most of the third-quarter. The two countries...

jawbone sleep study
2014-10-10 04:55:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you go across the United States from east to west, folks tend to go to bed later and later – according to a newly-released report from Jawbone. The report also found that cities and college towns tend to have later bedtimes. Based on data from Jawbone’s sleep-tracking UP device, the non-scientific study found that Brooklyn residents have the latest average bedtime – 12:07 a.m. Average bedtime for the rest of New York City was...

2014-10-10 04:21:02

Phase 3 ENDEAR study in infants with SMA enrolling; on track to initiate Phase 3 study in children with SMA later this year CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) today provided an update on its ongoing open-label Phase 2 clinical studies of ISIS-SMN(Rx) in infants and children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the 19(th) International World Muscle Society (WMS) Congress in Berlin, Germany. Isis is currently treating infants with SMA with...

2014-10-09 23:13:03

The Webinar will focus on establishing the analysis, and highlight novel calibration procedures regarding the temperature, scan time, and radial calibration of the centrifuge, October 14, 2014 (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Analytical ultracentrifugation sedimentation velocity (SV-AUC) has a longstanding reputation as the gold standard for the matrix-free quantification of aggregates in biopharmaceuticals. The continuous c(S) distribution analysis as implemented in the software SEDFIT is the...

2014-10-09 23:12:50

Brain State Technologies announces the publication of new scientific paper in Frontiers in Psychology Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Brain State Technologies LLC, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce the publication of a scientific paper that proposes an advanced explanation of how traumatic stress can affect health and behavior. The paper suggests that many of the difficulties faced by individuals who have experienced stress or trauma may be related to...


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Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

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