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2014-07-03 10:44:13

PLOS Isolated dolphin populations may be vulnerable to environmental change New study estimating population genetic structure of little-known dolphins inhabiting Western Australia's north coast highlights vulnerability, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Alex Brown from Murdoch University and colleagues. Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins occur throughout tropical coastal waters of northern Australia, but little is known of their abundance or...

2014-07-03 10:08:00

PLOS New species of spider wasp may use chemical signals from dead ants to protect nest A new species of spider wasp, the 'Bone-house Wasp,' may use chemical cues from dead ants as a nest protection strategy, according to a recent study published July 2, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Staab from University of Freiburg, Germany, and his colleagues from China and Germany. Wasps use a wide variety of nest protection strategies, including digging holes or occupying...

2014-07-03 10:02:04

UC Davis A new pathogen has been discovered by scientists investigating major die-offs of pigeons native to North America, according to studies led by the University of California, Davis, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Scientists were able to implicate this new parasite, along with the ancient parasite Trichomonas gallinae, in the recent deaths of thousands of Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons. The die-offs occurred during multiple epidemics in California’s...

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Those With Parkinson's Disease
2014-07-03 09:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Neurology, taking regular brisk walks may help bring relief to those coping with Parkinson’s disease. “This is probably one of the hottest topics in Parkinson’s research right now,” Beth Fisher, a researcher at the University of Southern California, said to Reuters' Kathryn Doyle in commenting on the new study. In the study, researchers had 60 people with mild to moderate...

What's Behind A Marine Creature’s Bright Green Fluorescent Glow?
2014-07-03 03:45:45

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Fish-like animal emanates bright and dim versions of fluorescent light, a phenomenon that could help guide human biotechnological applications Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the mysterious glow of light produced naturally by certain animals, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have deciphered the structural components related to fluorescence brightness in a primitive sea creature....

2014-07-03 08:23:49

MUMBAI,India, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - GBR 830 is an antagonistic monoclonal antibody with first in class potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases targeting OX40, a co-stimulatory receptor on T cells - The antibody has successfully completed the Phase I enabling preclinical development program and a Phase I clinical trial application has been filed with The Netherlands authorities -...

2014-07-03 08:23:42

Researchers and clinicians from around the world congregate to discuss findings and treatments for the most common cause of vaginal symptoms HAMILTON, N.J., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biotechnology Group (GBG) sponsored a two-day symposium on June 18(th) and 19(th) entitled "The Vaginal Microbiome and Bacterial Vaginosis." Researchers and clinicians from the United States and around the world including from, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom...

2014-07-03 08:23:36

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x9c8g8/invitro) has announced the addition of the "Global In-Vitro Toxicology/ Toxicity Testing (Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Chemical) Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Attributed to the support offered by the European government, the in vitro toxicology testing market in Europe was the largest in 2013 and is...

2014-07-03 08:23:28

- Decisions to Cover Afirma for Use in Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis Bring Total Number of "Blues" Covered Lives to More than 10 Million - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced that two Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)-affiliated organizations, Highmark Inc. and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, have issued positive coverage policies for the company's...

Human Stem Cells Lead To Corneal Regrowth, Improved Vision In Mice
2014-07-03 08:25:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In an exciting new study, researchers have discovered a way to collect cells for the regeneration of corneal tissue – the clear membrane covering the pupil that directs light into the back of the eye. The research team from Boston reported that purified human stem cells were used to improve long-term vision in mice. Currently, the team is waiting for FDA-approval to begin patient clinical trials. This collaborative research...


Latest Biology Reference Libraries

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Arouquesa Cattle
2014-07-04 10:20:33

The Arouquesa is a breed of cattle from Portugal and is in protected geographical status. Its range of habitat is restricted to the Northern Portuguese districts of Viseu, Aveiro, Porto and Braga. It is a small breed with the cow only reaching a height of about 48 inches and weighing between 790 and 950 pounds. The bull is slightly bigger at about 52 inches high and will weigh about the same as the cow. The color is a light brown, but the bull will be a little darker than the cow. There...

Ankole-Watusi Cattle
2014-07-04 10:10:48

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle native to Africa. It is also known as the Anokle longhorn. The Ankole-Watusi have been illustrated on ancient rock paintings, Egyptian art and on pyramid walls. A breed called the Sanga spread to eastern Africa and became the base stock for many of the African breeds of cattle. The Nkole tribe’s Sanga cattle is called the Ankole and in Rwanda and Burundi it is called the Watusi. The original Ankole-Watusi cattle owned by chiefs and kings were...

Working horse
2014-06-14 10:44:57

The Fouta is a breed of horse originating from Senegal, West Africa. Also known as the Foutanke, the horse was developed from crossing the Fleuve and M’Bayer breeds resulting in a light work horse. The Fleuve horse is also found in Senegal, West Africa. This light horse was bred from crossing Barb horses with local ponies. The M’Bayer also evolved from the Barb horse and originated in the Baol region of Senegal. This breed is usually bay or chestnut. The average horse in Senegal is...

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