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2014-08-25 12:26:36

Natural Growth Hormone Supplements From HGH.com Offer Athletes and Bodybuilders Industry-Recognized Muscle-Building, Recovery and Weight-Loss Options BOONTON, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent arrests adding to the controversy surrounding illegal synthetic growth hormone injections, leading health and bodybuilding supplement provider HGH.com aims to raise awareness of legal, non-synthetic growth hormone supplements and educate the public on over-the-counter...

2014-08-25 12:26:15

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bioscience (Spring), a member of the Roche Group, today announced the launch of its PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody(1). This new PD-L1 clone was developed for Roche/Genentech's anti-PD-L1 (MPDL3280A) immunotherapy development program. The SP142 antibody is a...

ants sympatric speciation
2014-08-25 03:00:57

Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of...

2014-08-25 08:27:36

-Enhanced Offering to Enable 'Dynamic Monitoring' in Cancer Research- RARITAN, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Diagnostics, LLC today announced the addition of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to the portfolio of services it provides pharmaceutical and academic researchers. With this announcement, Janssen Diagnostics continues to drive innovative solutions for its lab services customers by expanding its lab services offering in rare cell detection beyond its core...

2014-08-25 08:27:08

HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company has been informed that Magnum Opus International Holdings Limited ("Magnum"), a private vehicle that is controlled by CCBC Chairman Mr. Yuen KAM and involves the CCBC management team, together with Cordlife...

2014-08-25 08:27:03

- Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT - MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will host an investor briefing conference call and slide presentation via webcast on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. PDT. At this briefing, Asterias management will review the Company's business...

2014-08-25 08:26:56

Clinical Grade Cell and Tissue Biopreservation Media Products Enabling Commercialization of Cellular Immunotherapies and Restorative Therapies BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues ("BioLife" or the "Company"), today provided an update on adoption of the...

2014-08-25 08:26:54

MUMBAI, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past three decades since its invention, PCR has evolved to become one of the fundamental technology platforms in life sciences sector. The application segments of this platform are still expanding, driven by the expiry of key PCR patents. The demand for fast, accurate, and affordable diagnosis tests in healthcare segment has been another key driver of the PCR market. The rising investments in the field of companion...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

2014-08-25 08:22:36

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics and chemicals industries, today announced that it closed its previously announced private placement of $25 million of Company securities. Participants in the private placement include Jack W. Schuler, Oracle Investment Management, Inc., Birchview Capital, certain members of the Company's Board of Directors and executive...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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