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2015-04-24 12:27:01

Immunization is one of the safest, most effective public health measures we have to prevent serious illness. SURREY, BC, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister

2015-04-24 12:25:15

MILAN, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelena Baturina, Russian businesswoman, philanthropist and founder of BE OPEN Foundation, has been appointed as ambassador for WE-Women

2015-04-24 12:22:50

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America urea fertilizers market is estimated to grow from $5,135.3 million in 2014 to $5,885.4 million by 2019,

brain memories
2015-04-24 12:09:39

A new study from Vanderbilt University published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry has uncovered part of the mechanism that leads to two neurons connecting to physically form a memory.

wrinkled graphene
2015-04-24 09:43:07

For the last ten years or so, scientists have been looking for ways of culturing cells in laboratory settings that better reflect that complexity. Researchers from Brown University have recently made a major breakthrough in the search. They have developed a technique which creates tiny wrinkles in sheets of graphene. This produces new textured surfaces for culturing cells.

gene-editing
2015-04-24 09:29:31

A new gene-editing technique created by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California could provide new hope for women carrying a mitochondrial disease who want to be mothers, but are afraid of passing their condition on to their children.

fins to legs
2015-04-24 09:00:34

In Part I, we talked about how tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, returned to the sea having once survived on land. Other creatures such as snakes and elephants may also have changed their habitat multiple times.

2015-04-24 08:32:06

---DUR001-303 Study Meets Primary & Secondary Endpoints--- DUBLIN, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced positive top-line results for study DUR001-303,

2015-04-24 08:30:39

- HETLIOZ®, a circadian regulator, is the first and only product to receive a recommendation for approval for Non-24 in the European Union WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/


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Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Wharf Roach, Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.