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2014-09-16 16:28:44

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Molecular Diagnostics in US$ Thousands by the following Applications: Infectious Disease Testing, Blood Screening, Cancer Screening, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic...

2014-09-16 12:31:31

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denovo Biopharma, LLC, today announced that it has acquired enzastaurin, a late-stage oncology drug, from Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY). Denovo gains all rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize enzastaurin globally, including transfer of all intellectual property and other rights, data, and information. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140820/138306 Lilly developed enzastaurin in a variety of indications, including in...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-16 12:30:24

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team in Cambridge, Massachusetts has created a safer sleep aid with Food for Sleep, a 2 ½ ounce beverage made from foods clinically demonstrated to promote healthy sleep. It's a science-based recipe, made with tart cherry juice and whey protein rich in bioavailable tryptophan. Food for Sleep is available nationwide beginning September 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146100 "There's a huge need to help people sleep without...

sea lamprey
2014-09-16 02:30:52

Kim Bland, Ph.D., Stowers Institute for Medical Research Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates If you never understood what “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” meant in high school, don’t worry: biologists no longer think that an animal’s “ontogeny”, that is, its embryonic development, replays its entire evolutionary history. Instead, the new way to figure out how animals evolved is to compare regulatory...

2014-09-16 08:32:06

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BCC Research reveals in its new report, THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR STEM CELLS [http://www.bccresearch.com/market-research/biotechnology/stem-cells-bio035e.html ], the global market for stem cells is expected to grow to nearly $10.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6%. The highest growth will be witnessed in the Americas with growth projections of $2.2 billion in 2014 to $3.9...

2014-09-16 08:32:04

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, Inc., experts in oncolytic virus development, today announced that the first patient was treated with the company's lead product, DNX-2401, a replication competent adenovirus plus gamma interferon in a randomized, multicenter, open-label Phase Ib study for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. "DNAtrix, in collaboration with leading neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists in the US, is pleased to announce the initiation of our randomized...

2014-09-16 08:30:46

Interim analysis shows annualized three month height velocity is comparable to the active comparator, Genotropin®, given at an equivalent cumulative weekly dose COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascendis Pharma A/S, a biotechnology company that applies its innovative TransCon technology to address significant unmet medical needs, today announced positive interim results from its ongoing Phase 2 pediatric study to evaluate once-weekly TransCon Growth Hormone in children with...

2014-09-16 08:30:38

First-Ever Children's Cough and Cold Patented Medicines to Combine Trusted, Effective Ingredients with Real Cocoa for a Chocolate Flavor to Help Improve Dosing Compliance WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new national survey(1) of U.S. parents of school-age children (ages 4-13), almost 40% report that it isn't always easy to give their children over-the-counter liquid cough/cold medicines. One third (34%) of parents believe the taste of the medicine impacts how easy it is...

2014-09-16 08:30:30

"PIM" Designation For DCVax-L Is First Step In 2-Step Process for Early Access Approval BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that its DCVax-L is the first product to receive formal designation as a "Promising Innovative Medicine" (PIM) under the new "Early Access to Medicines Scheme" (EAMS) launched in the UK...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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