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2014-04-15 23:06:22

Yeast-Based Florastor Balances Beneficial Flora - Top Five Tips San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A lot of factors go into a good run — the weather, proper attire, and personal safety, just to name to few. One of the last things runners want to worry about is their gut. In fact, 81 percent of distance runners experience some type of intestinal disturbance while exercising.1 They want to feel "nothing" — no intestinal upset — exactly the idea behind yeast-based,...

2014-04-15 23:04:34

New preparations are designed for inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, and validating or comparing test methods. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, announces the expansion of its current solutions for mycoplasma quality control to include quantitative mycoplasma genomic DNA prepared as Certified Reference Materials. These preparations support our wide range of quality control...

2014-04-15 23:03:05

TesTme Kit spokesman Kevin Sorbo to appear in San Antonio to share how he is working with Fluitec, world renowned experts in measuring antioxidants in machinery, to help humans understand and use the same technology to monitor oxidative stress in their own bodies. Sorbo and Fluitec will exhibit at Noria's Reliable Plant Show to help educate and encourage industrial professionals to use the TesTme Kit to promote corporate and personal wellness. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014...

2014-04-15 23:02:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. CHF has provided a research grant to Dr. Clive...

2014-04-15 23:02:24

Crowdfunding Gets FDA-Approved Stem Cell Trial Off To Fast Start New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) today announced that they surpassed their campaign goal on Indiegogo.com to raise funds for their FDA-Approved Phase I Clinical Stem Cell Trial. The funding will be directly applied to the study and stem cell research at Tisch MSRCNY. The target of $300K was met and surpassed within the allotted four weeks of the campaign's launch...

2014-04-15 23:02:11

New packets grow the whole food supplement maker’s line of on-the-go Daily Fundamentals Packets. Palmyra, WI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Growing its line of convenience packets, Standard Process Inc. introduces two new Daily Fundamentals packs: Adrenal Health and General Female Endocrine. Daily Fundamentals packs help active patients maintain optimal health even when they are away from home by providing on-the-go nutrition. The new additions join the currently available General Health and...

2014-04-15 23:02:05

The TesTME Kit, a revolutionary new iconsumer product for measuring, monitoring and managing antioxidant levels in the human body, is gaining attention from retail giants in pharmacy, health and fitness. With Hercules star Kevin Sorbo as spokesman, New-Jersey-based Fluitec LLC, the developer of the TesTME Kit, is rolling out a series of TV and social media commercials and finalizing plans for its retail launch later this spring. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Jersey City based...

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

2014-04-15 16:22:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties. "These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "Locally-based programs play an important role in protecting the public from this perennial problem." The...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...


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Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
2014-04-14 12:55:01

The giant anteater or ant bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America. Its range extends from Honduras to northern areas of Argentina, where it prefers to reside in many habitats including tropical rainforests and grasslands. This species received its scientific name, which translates to anteater and three fingers, from Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The giant anteater reaches an average body length between 5.97 and 7.12 feet, with a...

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Amazonian Manatee, Trichechus inunguis
2014-04-11 11:46:02

The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species that can be found in the Amazon Basin, in a range that extends through Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela. It resides in freshwater habitats within these areas. This species is thought to reach a body length of 9.2 feet and females can weigh between 790 and 1,200 pounds, typically growing larger than males. It is grey in color, but can appear to be brown, and it has thick, wrinkled skin that holds little hair. Hair...

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana
2014-04-10 16:01:03

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), also known as the  Sichuan golden hair monkey or the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southwest China. This species prefers to reside in temperate forests in mountainous areas, at elevations between 4,921 and 11,154 feet. It holds three subspecies known as the Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, the Hubei golden snub-nosed monkey, and the Moupin golden snub-nosed monkey, all of which are...

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