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2014-04-23 23:01:03

Dr. Alpher is doing research as part of the Living Heart Foundation HOPE Study supported by Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), a national leader in dentistry and obstructive sleep apnea research. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The former NFL players' health assessment for research study will be held at the George Washington University Hospital system in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2014. This news is announced by David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance, which occurs at a time...

2014-04-23 23:00:30

The beloved naturalist/adventurer will talk about his experiences and introduce a menagerie of live animals. Tickets are on sale now; sell-outs are expected. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Celebrated zookeeper Jack Hanna will recount his adventures in the wild while displaying a menagerie of live animal friends in two special shows on Wed., May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The animal adventures will begin at 2 & 7:30 p.m. in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater. Tickets are $50...

2014-04-23 20:23:03

WOODBRIDGE, ON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health, announced the resignations of two of its directors effective April 17, 2014: Dr. John P. Nicholson, Jr. who was appointed on October 30, 2013 following the conclusion of an equity financing, and Mr. James Connolly, who was appointed March 10, 2014 following the closing of...

2014-04-23 16:31:29

First treatment approved for patients with rare blood disorder HORSHAM, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. ["Janssen"] today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SYLVANT(TM) (siltuximab) for the treatment of patients with multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) negative. SYLVANT was not studied in patients with MCD who are HIV positive or HHV-8...

2014-04-23 16:29:59

DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Stem Cell Therapy Market by Treatment Mode (Autologous & Allogeneic), Therapeutic Applications (CNS, CVS, GIT, Wound Healing, Musculoskeletal, Eye, & Immune System) - Regulatory Landscape, Pipeline Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2020" published by MarketsandMarkets, The Stem Cell Therapy Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 39.5% from 2015 to 2020, to reach $330 Million by 2020....

2014-04-23 16:29:24

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is launching a new funding program to promote collaborative analysis of subtypes of the protein alpha-synuclein. Aggregating in the cells of all people with Parkinson's disease (PD), alpha-synuclein is a major target for drug development. To advance those efforts, scientists must analyze different species of this protein -- resulting from splicing or post-translational...

2014-04-23 16:29:03

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Bioinformatics in IVD Testing http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/bioinformatics_ivd_testing_1.html Computer diagnostics could offer opportunity for clinical laboratory professionals to add value to clinicians in diagnosing diseases. IT companies in collaboration with test vendors are developing computer software that complements the skills of human test...

2014-04-23 16:25:57

PBS science series NOVA launches the RNA Lab, built in partnership with the groundbreaking citizen science game Eterna. BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 41-year history, NOVA--the most popular science series on American television--is inviting audiences not just to learn about scientific discovery, but to take part in it. The latest initiative in the growing NOVA Labs citizen science platform--an RNA Lab available free online at...

2014-04-23 16:23:51

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqslzn/chromatography) has announced the addition of the "Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqslzn/chromatography ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Ever increasing application in monoclonal...

2014-04-23 12:31:12

National initiative raises funds for March of Dimes® efforts to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company continues for the fifth consecutive year as a national sponsor of March for Babies®, the March of Dimes® premier fundraising event. The March of Dimes is a leading nonprofit organization committed to helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This year's March for Babies event...


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2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

Gregg’s Pine, Pinus greggii
2014-04-22 13:05:16

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850). This pine is closely related to the Patula pine with the difference being in the length of the needles and the bark of the tree. The Gregg’s pine grows at altitudes between 4265 – 8530 feet in the highlands region while in the northern part of its region it grows at altitudes of...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Prostylotermes
2014-04-22 10:22:20

Prostylotermes is a genus that holds one species of extinct termite known as Prostylotermes kamboja. The genus and its single species are known from one male, the paratype used to help confirm the description of the species, and one female, the holotype, found encased in amber in India. Both individuals were found in the same piece of amber, which is kept in the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India. The fossils were first studied and described by Michael S. Engel and David...

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