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2014-09-10 08:29:47

Timeline for Hemophilia B IND Application Filing Targeting Second Quarter 2015 RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced plans to submit an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the treatment of hemophilia B in the second quarter of 2015. This program, partnered with Shire, is the first therapeutic application of Sangamo's zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated In Vivo Protein Replacement Platform (IVPRP). Sangamo is...

whale sex
2014-09-10 03:00:41

Robert Perkins, University of Southern California New study turns a long-accepted evolutionary assumption on its head, finding that whale pelvic bones play a key role in mating Both whales and dolphins have pelvic (hip) bones, evolutionary remnants from when their ancestors walked on land more than 40 million years ago. Common wisdom has long held that those bones are simply vestigial, slowly withering away like tailbones on humans. New research from USC and the Natural History...

autism estrogen
2014-09-10 06:19:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The reason that girls are less likely than boys to suffer from autism may have something to do with the same sex hormone receptor responsible for helping protect them from stroke, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Autism. In what is being called the first analysis of the role of estrogen in autism, experts from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University examined the brains of people...

bald eagle birds on the brink
2014-09-10 06:03:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate change, the National Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on Tuesday. According to the study, 126 species will lose at least half of their current ranges by 2050, and will have no chance to relocate if global warming continues on its current trajectory....

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
2014-09-10 04:54:50

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So great is the range of artwork depicting animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts that scientists have utilized them to study the ecosystem of the Nile Valley over 6000 years. They concluded that species extinction and reduced ecological stability were caused by a drying climate and growing human population. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at a range of artwork detailing large mammals, and...

2014-09-10 04:21:30

LONDON and BOSTON, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that members of its senior management team will present at the following industry events: 7th CNS Partnering & Deal-making Conference [https://www.gtcbio.com/conferences/cns-partnering-and-deal-making-overview ] (San Francisco, CA, USA, 18-19 September) Daniel Grau, Heptares President, will give a...

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...

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2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

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,...

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