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2014-09-09 08:33:14

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that recent non-clinical animal data from its SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine program were presented at the 54(th) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, DC. In a poster presentation entitled, "Enhanced Next Generation rPA Vaccine Induces Immunogenicity and Efficacy at Least Equivalent to AVA in the New Zealand White (NZW) Rabbit Model for Anthrax," Dr....

2014-09-09 08:32:54

Collaboration to Express Antibodies and Antigens based on Sutro's Technology Platform Xpress CF(TM) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutro Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a new generation of protein therapeutics, including next-generation antibody drug conjugates and bispecific antibodies, today announced its collaboration with the laboratory of James Wells, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF, as part of the...

2014-09-09 08:32:26

DUBLIN, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Human Vaccine Technologies Market" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Immunization is one of the highest impact and most cost effective methods of preventing infectious diseases, particularly in low and middle income countries with minimal healthcare facilities in remote locations. Many vaccines technologies that could aid improved safety, efficacy and...

2014-09-09 08:31:34

-Top-line data expected H2 2015- SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that it has completed enrollment of ACT DMD, the Phase 3 confirmatory trial of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) for patients with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). Top-line data from the trial is expected in the second half of 2015 and will support further approvals globally, following European approval received earlier this...

2014-09-09 08:31:20

Former Pfizer Executive to Lead R&D at Second Genome SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome, Inc., a leader in the development of novel medicines through innovative microbiome science, announced today that it has appointed Karim Dabbagh, Ph.D., as the company's Chief Scientific Officer. In this new position, Dr. Dabbagh will be responsible for the company's drug pipeline, fueled by Second Genome's novel discovery platform for identifying and...

2014-09-09 08:31:17

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty abstracts designed to advance knowledge in diabetes science will be presented Sept. 15-19 by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) at the 50(th) European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting. Notably, the company is highlighting two of its late-stage products: basal insulin peglispro and once-weekly dulaglutide. Twenty-eight of the abstracts will be presented as part of the Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly Diabetes Alliance. EASD...

2014-09-09 08:30:50

New patent includes composition of matter claims PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO) granted patent 8,808,710 entitled "Method of Preparing an Immunologically-Active Adjuvant-Bound Dried Vaccine...

2014-09-09 08:30:04

DUBLIN, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Separation Systems Market in Biotechnology" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Macromolecules which include protein, RNA, DNA and nucleic acids undergo separation or are broken into smaller molecules, during production of commercially available biotechnological products. This separation requires various advanced systems like centrifugation, liquid...

2014-09-09 08:22:58

Webinar to discuss use of biochemical technology to increase nutrient use efficiency and grower ROI; guest speaker Dr. Fred Below of University of Illinois will address ways to meet crop nutrient needs FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricen, a Loveland Products Company delivering biochemical-based solutions for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition, today announced that the company will host a new webinar for growers, "What Your Dry Fertilizer Doesn't Want You to Know," with...

2014-09-09 00:23:23

New Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a...


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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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