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2014-07-18 08:25:16

FREMONT, Calif., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (OTCBB: WGBSD) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ivan Trifunovich, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board. Joel Kanter, a director of the company since 2007, will serve as lead independent director. Alnoor Shivji, the company's Chairman since 2002, resigned from the board to focus full time on a new startup venture. "I would like to thank Alnoor...

2014-07-18 08:24:31

Last step before full genome sequence. BETHESDA, Md., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world's most widely grown cereal crop. The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science...

orangutan conservation
2014-07-18 03:45:37

ARC CoE for Environmental Decisions (CEED) Protecting the forest homes of orangutans is the most cost-effective way of boosting the great apes’ chances of survival in the long-run, international scientists have found. New research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) has established the best strategies for maintaining orangutan populations for more than 20 years on a limited budget. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has...

wheat genome draft sequence
2014-07-18 06:07:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has successfully completed the chromosome-based draft of the bread wheat genome, giving them the first-ever genetic blueprint of the crop grown on over 500 million acres worldwide and used to produce nearly 700 million tons of food annually. The group, which is known as the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), managed to produce an ordered draft sequence of the 17-gigabase...

2014-07-17 23:12:23

In the quest for anti-aging products, Sublime Beauty® explains why two serums are clear winners for proper basic skin care. Both are available now. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Two serums do everything one needs for aging skin, says Sublime Beauty®. Aging skin needs to boost collagen production, it needs to moisturize properly, and it needs help with uneven tone and damage. The Collagen Peptide Serum and the Retinol Serum with Vitamin C are the two winning serums....

2014-07-17 23:12:18

TotalProtect pinpoints home maintenance and repair as top source of stress Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 High levels of stress affect physical and emotional health, day-to-day activities, personal relationships and work life, and according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, nearly half (44 percent) of adults say they are either not doing enough or are not sure whether they are doing enough to manage their stress. To understand how issues around the...

2014-07-17 23:11:28

Acceledent Can Reduce Orthodontic Treatment Time by as Much as One Half Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Dr. John DiGiovanni, a Newport Beach orthodontist with over two decades of experience, is proud to announce that he is now offering the Acceledent system to his patients. As Dr. DiGiovanni explained, this innovative treatment can decrease the time that patients need to wear braces by as much as 50 percent. In addition, many of his patients who have been fitted for the Invisalign...

2014-07-17 23:10:55

ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal...

2014-07-17 23:05:39

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is expected to grow to $2.9 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7%. The Asia-Pacific market, the fastest performing regional segment, is projected to move at a significant CAGR of 22%. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS: GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for...

2014-07-17 23:05:33

Sleep apnea doctors across the nation can now take advantage of a complimentary listing with Sleep Apnea Doctors US. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Sleep Apnea Doctors now offers doctors nationwide a complimentary listing for sleep apnea treatment. This is a great way for doctors to widen their patient base and provide even more people with relief from sleep apnea symptoms. No matter their location, it is easy for patients to find doctors nearby, thanks to Sleep Apnea Doctors US....


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

White Pine
2014-07-15 11:24:08

Hainan white pine (Pinus fenzeliana) is found on the island of Hainan off the southern shores of China. This pine is also known as the Fenzel’s pine  and is related to the Chinese White Pine. This tree is a slow growing tree and can be used for landscaping purposes. The Hainan white pine grows best in full sun and soil that is well-drained but maintains medium moisture. This tree grows to heights between 25 and 35 feet (the largest being recorded at 100 feet) with a crown that spreads...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

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