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2014-04-23 12:29:15

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7j7z38/invitro) has announced the addition of the "In-Vitro Toxicology/ Toxicity Testing Market by Industry, Technology, Applications & Method - Global Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7j7z38/invitro ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global market of in-vitro toxicology...

2014-04-23 12:22:43

Grant to implement awareness raising initiatives in Lofa County WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan International USA today announced a $75,000 grant from ExxonMobil to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. The grant will support local authorities who are responding to the epidemic by disseminating prevention messages via TV, radio, and SMS. It will also support the supply of hand washing kits to all schools in the county of Lofa. Ebola...

Saudi Arabi Removes Health Minister As Country Continues To Battle Deadly Virus
2014-04-23 10:05:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The World Health Organization issued a report Wednesday morning stating that an additional nine people have been confirmed to have the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus. This followed an announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday that 12 additional cases have been confirmed. In light of the continued outbreak, which to date has sickened more than 250 people and killed 93 since September 2012,...

2014-04-23 09:48:55

Rush University Medical Center is the first in the country to use the device along with a unique electrode placement planning system A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy by as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed by physicians at Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of the implanted Rush patients enrolled in the...

2014-04-23 09:30:59

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviors critical for survival. New research by the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Physiology today [23 April], has identified a chain of neural connections which links central survival circuits to the spinal cord, causing the body to freeze when experiencing fear. Understanding how these central neural pathways work is a fundamental step towards developing effective treatments for...

2014-04-23 08:32:57

Expert says reducing lactose malabsorption by adding lactase to milk may reduce the amount of gas in the infant gut, thereby resulting in a reduction of colic symptoms CHICAGO, April 23, 2014­­ /PRNewswire/ -- Colic affects about one in five infants in the United States annually and accounts for numerous pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. Research into probiotic use for reduction of colic symptoms was showing promise, however, the April 1, 2014 issue of...

2014-04-23 08:31:41

- Investigators to Present Clinical Trial Findings Evaluating Compounds in Multiple Tumor Types NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that data evaluating a number of investigational compounds in the company's oncology pipeline will be presented at the upcoming 50(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), May 30 - June 3, in Chicago. "Our clinical trial program underscores our commitment to developing innovative...

2014-04-23 08:31:11

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today positive preclinical research findings for SYN-005, the Company's proprietary monoclonal antibody (mAb) combination therapy for treating Pertussis (whooping cough), in two non-human primate studies (n=15). In the second pertussis study in...

2014-04-23 08:25:41

- 5LINX® To Launch New Product Suite Featuring ChromaDex's Patented NIAGEN(TM) Nicotinamide Riboside and PURENERGY® at Annual Event in May - IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, provided an update today on its previously announced $62...

Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

[ Watch The Video: Virus-Inspired DNA Nanodevices ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...


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2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

Gregg’s Pine, Pinus greggii
2014-04-22 13:05:16

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850). This pine is closely related to the Patula pine with the difference being in the length of the needles and the bark of the tree. The Gregg’s pine grows at altitudes between 4265 – 8530 feet in the highlands region while in the northern part of its region it grows at altitudes of...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Prostylotermes
2014-04-22 10:22:20

Prostylotermes is a genus that holds one species of extinct termite known as Prostylotermes kamboja. The genus and its single species are known from one male, the paratype used to help confirm the description of the species, and one female, the holotype, found encased in amber in India. Both individuals were found in the same piece of amber, which is kept in the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India. The fossils were first studied and described by Michael S. Engel and David...

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