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2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

2014-07-15 23:00:28

Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine have for the first time shown that a polysialylated glycoprotein that regulates neurodevelopment exists on the surface of cells in the adult inner ear. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine have for the first time shown that a polysialylated glycoprotein that regulates neurodevelopment exists on the surface of cells in the adult inner ear. This biomarker of early cells allows researchers to identify...

2014-07-15 23:00:18

NaturesMagicGift.com releases a review of Oceans Alive, a marine phytoplankton supplement that promises to improve overall health and cognitive function. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Oceans Alive 2.0 has created a huge amount of buzz recently in health and nutrition circles for its reformulated and improved marine phytoplankton formula. As a result, it has prompted an investigative review from Will DeMarco of NaturesMagicGift.com. “It has been well known for decades that marine...

2014-07-15 23:00:16

Researchers at the Western Connecticut Health Network Biomedical Research Institute use a multidisciplinary integrated approach to discover possible predictive biomarkers of tumor behavior for people with colon cancer. Danbury, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The goal of finding effective treatments for people with colorectal cancer based on their unique molecular characteristics is still elusive. Researchers from the Western Connecticut Health Network Biomedical Research Institute have...

2014-07-15 16:27:35

GERMANTOWN, Maryland and HILDEN, Germany, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QIAGEN introduces 14 new panels for targeted enrichment of up to 570 clinically-relevant genes, expands largest portfolio of panels for assessing cancer genes - GeneRead DNAseq V2 gene panels integrate with QIAGEN bioinformatics, allowing customization of assays and streamlined data analysis and interpretation for fast generation of valuable...

Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-year-old Skeleton
2014-07-15 03:40:49

American Society for Microbiology European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village. Reporting this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, the authors describe using a technique called shotgun metagenomics to sequence DNA from a calcified nodule in the pelvic region of a middle-aged male skeleton excavated from the settlement of...

2014-07-15 13:33:52

Emory Health Sciences Bacterial defense system vs phages has unexpected functions CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to fend off viruses, is involved in promoting antibiotic resistance in Francisella novicida, a close relative of the bacterium that causes tularemia. The finding contrasts with previous observations in other bacteria that the CRISPR system hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance genes. The results are scheduled for publication in PNAS Early Edition....

2014-07-15 12:28:51

Hoskins Joins Leading Doctors to Help Guide Americord's Innovations in Cord Blood Banking NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, M.D. has joined the company's Advisory Board. Dr. Hoskins is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and a sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which focuses on...

2014-07-15 12:28:37

Unprecedented Growth Will be Fuelled by Rapid Uptake of All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) population is large with more than 2 million diagnosed, chronically infected cases throughout the G7 markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan). Many of these patients, including more than 270,000 with...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

White Pine
2014-07-15 11:24:08

Hainan white pine (Pinus fenzeliana) is found on the island of Hainan off the southern shores of China. This pine is also known as the Fenzel’s pine  and is related to the Chinese White Pine. This tree is a slow growing tree and can be used for landscaping purposes. The Hainan white pine grows best in full sun and soil that is well-drained but maintains medium moisture. This tree grows to heights between 25 and 35 feet (the largest being recorded at 100 feet) with a crown that spreads...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

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...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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