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2014-09-17 08:30:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "MRSA is the number one pathogen that is killing patients in U.S. healthcare facilities and continues to spread in the community," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and the national spokesperson. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistance must be a top political priority. Join us in the fight against MRSA and antibiotic resistance at the Six Annual World MRSA Day and...

2014-09-17 08:29:28

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the expansion of its global presence with the addition of key executives to leadership positions in PTC's global commercial team and the establishment of its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Significant pre-launch activities are well underway as PTC prepares for the commercial launch of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) in the European Union. In August of this year,...

2014-09-17 08:29:12

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT), a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the promotion of Christopher M. Hall to chief operating officer. Mr. Hall joined Veracyte in 2010 as chief commercial officer to spearhead the company's commercial entry into endocrinology. Since 2012, he has led sales, marketing, laboratory and customer service operations, as well as managed care and...

2014-09-17 08:29:05

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Hepatitis C Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by infection due to hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C infection predominantly affects the liver; however, other parts of the body are also affected such as the brain and the digestive system. Hepatitis C virus is an RNA virus belonging to the family...

2014-09-17 08:29:00

Patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office and a notice of allowance from the Japanese Patent Office broaden the breadth of the Company's delivery technology platform MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies,...

2014-09-17 08:28:32

ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiorentis AG, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into a EUR45 million financing agreement with HealthCare Royalty Partners ("HC Royalty"), a U.S. based healthcare investment firm. The proceeds will be used to finance the Company's registration program for the natriuretic peptide Ularitide in acute heart failure. "This is a pivotal time for our Company. The team at HC Royalty understood...

2014-09-17 08:23:13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper, announces Gilmour Academy Ice Arena's conversion of more than 200 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface to help protect against bacteria. MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper is a reasonably priced surface that kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.(1) (...

asteroid impact
2014-09-17 05:09:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 66 million years ago, a relatively small chunk of rock changed the entire face of the planet. A meteorite, approximately 6 miles in diameter, impacted the Earth near the present-day site of the town of Chicxulub, in the Yucatan. With a force nearing that of 100 teratons of TNT, the meteorite left a crater nearly 100 miles wide and set off a megatsunami, wildfires, global earthquakes and volcanism that, to our knowledge,...

2014-09-17 04:21:26

GLASGOW, Scotland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First antibacterial with a new mode of action from a truly novel class of anti-infective in over a decade MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a truly novel class of anti-infectives, announces today that it has secured GBP4.0m ($6.4m) to advance the development of its lead antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a range of Gram-positive infections including Clostridium...

2014-09-17 04:21:24

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Diagnostics, part of Debiopharm Group(TM), is proud to congratulate Biocartis commitment in shipping its first Idylla(TM) instrument. Debiopharm Diagnostics is a long-time investor in Biocartis as part of Debiopharm Diagnostics' portfolio. Idylla(TM) Biocartis' fully automated, real-time PCR based molecular diagnostics system, is designed to offer physicians fast and easy access to clinical molecular...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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