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2014-08-11 23:04:13

Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue donor awareness and designations among employees, physicians, patients, visitors and the surrounding community. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue...

2014-08-11 23:01:33

Darst and Landes – both of whom lost mothers to cancer – will connect with a younger demographic. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) – the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer – has announced that David Darst and Alexandra Landes have joined the foundation’s Board of Directors. Both Darst and Landes lost their mothers to cancer and share a commitment to uncovering innovative methods...

2014-08-11 23:00:22

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM have announced a monthly cookie drive to support shelter pets in Georgia. The Clinic plans an ongoing effort of education, fundraisers and support for the Tigg Neuter Project. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM have a huge heart for homeless animals. The clinic plans monthly ongoing efforts to help change the plight of shelter cats and dogs in local Cobb County. Once a month,...

2014-08-11 20:24:21

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lysosomal Storage Disorder-Pipeline Insights, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2278642/-Lysosomal-Storage-Disorder-Pipeline-Insights-2014.htmlSUMMARYDelveInsight's," Lysosomal Storage Disorder-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline...

2014-08-11 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dr. Unni Krishnan, Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Plan International: The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide. The deadly disease has killed more than 960 people so far in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Seven additional West African countries (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and...

2014-08-11 16:28:00

Oncothyreon to Leverage Alpine's Protocell Technology to Enable Targeted Delivery of Molecular Therapeutics for Serious Diseases Company to Hold Conference Call at 4:30 p.m. EDT Today SEATTLE, WA, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY), a biotechnology company specializing in the development of innovative therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has acquired Alpine Biosciences, Inc., of Seattle, Washington, a privately...

2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-08-11 12:28:03

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the largest Ebola outbreak in history, travel insurance policies can still be purchased to cover travelers who are concerned about the deadly virus impacting their trip. Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains how travel insurance can help. Travelers Who Contract Ebola are Covered to CancelCurrently, most travel insurance providers consider contracting the Ebola virus unforeseen,...

2014-08-11 12:27:54

David Writebol, Husband of Infected Wife Nancy, among Returnees CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three SIM (www.simusa.org) missionaries serving in Liberia during the recent Ebola virus outbreak returned to the United States late Sunday night. They flew into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport by private charter and arrived at 10:16 p.m. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140811/135075 Among the three is David Writebol, husband of SIM missionary Nancy...

sheep and nematodes
2014-08-11 03:00:14

Molly Sharlach, Princeton University In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. Reported in the journal PLoS Biology, the finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection. The researchers used 25 years of data...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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