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2014-09-09 23:15:05

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease...

2014-09-09 23:13:56

Russell Hartstein receives certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. When searching for quality dog training, Miami, FL residents can trust his company Fun Paw Care. MIAMI, FL., August 25, 2014 (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Veteran dog behavior specialist Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care has passed the exam for certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Passing the exam makes Mr. Hartstein one of fewer than 200...

2014-09-09 23:13:06

Monterey, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 George Keremedjiev, Director of the American Computer & Robotics Museum, announced that this year’s recipient of the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award is American sociobiologist and author, Rebecca D. Costa. Costa is being honored for exemplary writing and public outreach regarding human evolution and sociobiology. The awards ceremony will take place on October 1, 2014, in Bozeman, Montana, in conjunction with Montana...

2014-09-09 23:10:14

Leading Researchers on Botox for Depression, Including Dr. Eric Finzi, Dr. Alex Wollmer, Dr. Kruger Tillmann and Dr. Michelle Magid, to Present Data from Clinical Studies at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Meeting, on September 18th in Madrid, Spain Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The authors of three independent double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled clinical trials will present “Botulinum Toxin, An Emerging Therapeutic for Depression” and their respective...

2014-09-09 23:09:24

The gift will enhance communications capabilities of humanitarian groups involved in outbreak relief Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Patterson Foundation has contributed a $40,000 gift to its international partner NetHope to support the organization’s member agencies with information communications technology to better coordinate relief efforts during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. NetHope partners with global leaders in technology and philanthropy – including...

2014-09-09 23:07:56

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge Makes $100,000 in Grants Available to Help At-Risk Animals Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Michelson Found Animals (http://www.FoundAnimals.org), an independently funded nonprofit working to find the big ideas that reduce euthanasia in shelters, is launching the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, the first ever CrowdRise Challenge to specifically support companion animals, like dogs and cats. The Saving Pets Challenge is...

2014-09-09 23:05:29

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Endocrine Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The endocrine system is comprised of endocrine glands as well as secretor organs that are responsible for releasing hormones into the blood stream directly. The proper functioning of the endocrine system is central to the regulation of various important body...

2014-09-09 23:02:39

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Calcium Carbonate Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 What is common between egg shells, pearls, snails, and coal balls? All of these contain calcium carbonate-a naturally occurring material that exists in shells and rocks. This material is also integral to lime that is used for agricultural purposes. Other...

2014-09-09 23:01:48

Tee it up for a great cause! Golf, lunch, cocktail reception & more at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The third annual Lyme Research Alliance(LRA) Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, October 9 at the exclusive Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the tournament will help LRA fund research and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases. “We are proud to be part of...

2014-09-09 20:25:09

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altogen Biosystems (www.altogen.com), a manufacturer of reagents for biological research, offers a broad range of animal in vivo transfection kits targeted to a specific tissue type. The Company provides transfection reagents that enable tissue-targeted delivery of plasmid DNA expression vectors, small RNA therapeutic molecules (siRNA and microRNA), and proteins (http://www.altogen.com/mirna.php). In vivo transfection kits are laboratory tested...


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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,...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

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