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2014-10-30 23:03:18

A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread, says University of Maryland amphibian expert Karen Lips, a co-author on a study of the disease which appears in the journal Science. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread,...

2014-10-30 23:01:58

Recreational hockey players, usually middle aged men, are suiting up for hockey games putting themselves at risk of heart disease. The Heart Fit Clinic introduces new screening test to test how healthy and reactive are people’s arteries especially recreational hockey players. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Heart disease and stroke are the number one cause of death and unfortunately many times the first symptom is death. Everyone has heard of hockey players having heart attacks....

2014-10-30 23:01:21

Harbor Village Florida comments on Ohio State researcher explaining your brain on drugs USA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As reported by the The Columbus Dispatch in the article Ohio State Psychiatrist Says Drug Addicts Are No Longer the People You Love (10/27), a recent study has shown that drug addiction may be powerful enough to trump anything else—even survival. The experiment, conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, focused on rats who served as “addicts.”...

2014-10-30 16:29:47

Opportunities Being Developed While the Situation with the PCA3 Prostate Cancer Test is Being Resolved QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - DiagnoCure, Inc. (TSX: CUR) (OTCQX: DGCRF) today reports on its initiatives designed to optimize Corporate value moving forward. A number of opportunities are developing for DiagnoCure's new multi-marker prostate cancer test and its colon cancer staging test. Furthermore, even as the clinical community continues to report positive results on...

2014-10-30 16:29:43

JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop, manufacture and sell enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it will report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 after market close on Thursday, November 13, 2014...

2014-10-30 16:29:30

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WGBS) announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The call will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 am ET and will be hosted by Ivan Trifunovich, President and CEO of WaferGen Bio-systems and Michael Henighan, CFO of WaferGen Bio-systems. Participants may listen to the live broadcast by calling (877) 407-3982...

2014-10-30 16:28:59

Action to Include Strike by 18,000 Kaiser California RNs OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 14 U.S. states and the District of Columbia - with possible support actions globally - as the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals. National Nurses United will hold a press...

sexual ant bondage
2014-10-30 03:00:20

Provided by Joshua Brown, University of Vermont And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into a life and death fight. In a discovery new to science, their research shows that sexual conflict between two species can drive an evolutionary bedroom-battle royal, leading to competing adaptations in which female ants of one species...

2014-10-30 12:30:31

Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey of nonprofit health centers and...

2014-10-30 12:30:22

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene therapy is rapidly becoming the top priority for R&D departments working on treatments for difficult to cure diseases. Advances in this field and successful clinical trials promise a brighter future for cancer patients, those battling HIV, and many others living with previously considered "incurable" diseases. A new Stanford online course, Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy, offers students a fundamental overview of gene therapy...


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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...

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many negative effects on the local ecosystems. B. frutescens will commonly grow up to almost 20 feet...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

Hunnemannia
2014-10-27 10:09:27

Hunnemannia is a genus of flowering plant. The genus is monotypic, meaning it is a group containing only one immediately subordinate species. This flowering plant belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The only single species is H. fumarifolia, commonly known as tulip poppy or Mexican tulip poppy. Hunnemannia is found in the Chihuahuan Desert and central Mexico. The genus is found in the highlands at elevations of 4,921-6,562 feet. The species prefers rocky habitats. Hunnemannia is a...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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