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2014-09-18 12:30:29

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. Stem cell therapy can be applied to treatment of cardiovascular diseases, leukemia (a kind of hematological...

2014-09-18 12:30:11

PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (http://www.iaedp.com) announces its 2015 Symposium to take place on March 19 - March 23 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Keynote speakers will serve as the headliner events during the 29(th) anniversary of this upcoming action-packed conference. The iaedp 2015 Symposium will provide four days of training sessions, instructive presentations,...

2014-09-18 12:29:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a mucosal universal influenza vaccine. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this program. The Laboratory of Viral Immunology at NYBC has previous experience in developing universal influenza vaccines. The NIH grant will support further development of a safe and effective mucosal...

2014-09-18 12:29:19

Fovista and Abicipar Pegol Will Need to be Priced Competitively to Current Agents to Garner Favorable Tier Placement, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Regeneron's Eylea, the most recently launched anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent for wet AMD, is equally likely to be covered on commercial and Medicare Advantage plans as Genentech's Lucentis, which is the standard of care...

2014-09-18 12:27:44

Several Emerging Therapies Will Expand Treatment Armamentarium for Unresectable Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the gastric cancer market will grow exponentially from over $1.1 billion in 2013 to nearly $3.8 billion by 2023. Fuelling this growth will be the launch of five targeted therapies for unresectable locally advanced and metastatic...

2014-09-18 12:25:38

There's still time: every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the dawn of Hollywood, animal actors have played some of the most unforgettable characters ever seen on the silver screen. Their characters have charmed and delighted moviegoers and television audiences for generations, and American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is pleased to announce that its new book...

biolfims
2014-09-18 02:30:14

Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other more serious medical problems – a team at the Wyss Institute for...

monk parakeets
2014-09-18 03:00:18

Catherine Crawley, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis New Study Elucidates the Social World of Parrots Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too. With their unusually large brains relative to their body size and advanced cognition, parrots live in a complex social environment - not merely in a large population of cooperating creatures, such as bees...

facial differences
2014-09-18 02:00:28

Robert Sanders, University of California - Berkeley The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. Our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary trend, said behavioral ecologist Michael J. Sheehan, a postdoctoral fellow in UC Berkeley’s...

2014-09-18 08:30:46

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global companion diagnostics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.7% from 2014 to 2019. Factors such as rising need for personalized medicine in cancer treatment, growing...


Latest Biology Reference Libraries

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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