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2014-11-25 16:25:22

LONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In this report, the global metabolomics market is segmented based on techniques, applications, indications, and geography.

Dictionary Series - Health: diabetes
2014-11-25 03:00:09

A special type of fat found in some people could be used to manage type 2 diabetes.

2014-11-25 12:28:17

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2014-11-25 12:27:36

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centinel Spine, Inc.

DNA reading device
2014-11-25 03:00:40

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.

leopards
2014-11-25 03:00:58

In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.

stem cell research
2014-11-25 03:00:19

Understanding the self-replication mechanisms is critical for improving stem cell therapies for blood-related diseases and cancers.

2014-11-25 08:30:30

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Neuroprosthetics Market (Product Types, Technology,


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Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

Rya
2014-11-03 13:06:59

The Rya, also known as the Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep or the Ryafår, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Sweden and is the descendant of Swedish and Norwegian landrace sheep breeds. At the beginning of the twentieth century, this breed was rare, but there were populations of long wool sheep that were used to produce similar wool after selective breeding was conducted, which restored the population of the Rya breed. By 2000 the population had grown to two thousand and the breed can...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

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obdormition
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