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2014-07-18 12:24:44

DUBLIN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Cholesterol Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Cholesterol Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global cholesterol industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

footfall sequences
2014-07-18 03:05:22

The University of Texas at Austin Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

Late Meroitic grave
2014-07-18 04:00:15

University of York An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque) from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors’ diets. Their research suggests that purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) – today regarded as a...

Cinnamon helps fight bacteria
2014-07-18 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria are frequently the cause of severe foodborne illnesses, but new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Food Control reveals that a common cooking spice could effectively help combat pathogens such as E. coli. In the study, scientists from Washington State University report that Cinnamomum cassia oil killed multiple strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (also known to the US Centers for Disease...

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....


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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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