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2014-08-12 12:02:58

Wiezmann Institute of Science Epigenetics has a large say in blood formation Every day trillions of blood cells are being formed in our body: from the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the many types of white blood cells that fight pathogens and infection. All of these highly specialized cells originate from blood stem cells – unique cells that have the potential to mature into all blood types. How exactly is the fate of these stem cells regulated? Preliminary findings from...

wine grapes
2014-08-12 03:00:59

American Chemical Society Location. Location. Location. The popular real estate mantra also turns out to be equally important for growing wine grapes in fields and storing bottles of the beverage at home or in restaurants, according to researchers. Those are just two of the topics that were covered in a symposium titled, “Advances in Wine Research,” at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The meeting features nearly 12,000 reports. [...

2014-08-12 08:31:03

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eLux Medical, Inc., developer of NanoLipo(TM), a novel nanomedicine approach to liposuction, is pleased to announce that Professor Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Langer has written over 1,250 articles and has over 1,060 patents worldwide, many of which have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250...

2014-08-12 08:30:36

SYDNEY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian biotechnology company, Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN), today announced receipt of funding from the FSHD Global Research Foundation as part of the Company's efforts to find effective treatments for a range of musculo-degenerative diseases including facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/NY36990LOGO FSHD is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy and genetic hereditary...

2014-08-11 23:07:43

A concentrate of marine biotechnology to erase the signs of aging and the effects of pollution, restoring a brightened appearance. Saint-Malo, France (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 PHYTOMER announces the latest addition to their XMF Youth Revealing Collection, the premier skin care range that delivers instant visible results. PIONNIÈRE XMF Reset Eye Fluid is formulated with the latest scientific advances in cosmetic ingredients to restore a youthful appearance to all visible signs of aging...

2014-08-11 12:28:18

Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies being asked to adopt common principles re biosimilars on patient safety, lobbying and business partnerships. DETROIT, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of 19 institutional investors representing $430 billion in assets commends Amgen and Novartis for support of a set of investor principles to guide corporate boards on policy and oversight responsibilities related to biosimilar activities. The principles, included in the coalition's Investor...

2014-08-11 12:27:30

FRONTIER SCIENTIFIC ACQUIRES PREMIER AG INDUSTRY SUPPLIER LOGAN, Utah, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Scientific, Inc. (FSI) announces the expansion of its agricultural products offering through the acquisition of a leading supplier of insect products to provide researchers proven quality solutions for insecticide compound screening, seed development and crop protection. Agricultural expansion is a natural fit for FSI's established areas of expertise in complex supply...

2014-08-11 08:28:53

Celgene Makes Equity Investment in HLI LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, today announced it has signed an agreement with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics (CCT) to license, develop, and co-promote Celgene's proprietary placental cell population, PSC-100....

2014-08-10 23:00:16

The global metabolomics market is consolidated in nature, wherein the top five players account for more than 70%–75% of the market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/metabolomics-technology-market-900.html (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 According to research report, the “Metabolomics Market by Technique (Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, by Application (Biomarker & Drug Discovery,...

2014-08-08 23:05:04

Biomarkers are substances produced by the body that can help assess disease risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Wouldn't it be wonderful if a single blood test could gauge the heart's health? Medicine isn't quite yet at that point. But there are a few indicators that can signal where your cardiovascular health is headed and let you know whether you need to take action now to prevent a heart attack or stroke, according to the August 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch....


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
2012-06-04 19:33:04

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1979 under the title Journal of Applied Biochemistry and published by Academic Press. It assumed its present title in 1986 and publication was taken over by Portland Press in 1993. It is now published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell (since 2011). It is the official journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The journal publishes scholarly Articles and Reviews relating to...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.