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Much of the search for extraterrestrial life on Mars and in other parts of the universe has thus far centered around the hunt for water – mostly because all life as we know it needs water to live. But what if we’re ignoring other types of life?
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Powder Metallurgy.
Drug Rehab Philadelphia comments on a recent article published by Berks and Beyond, and extends its drug and alcohol addiction treatment services to all of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia,
GIPSA’s aflatoxin testing program to include Charm’s Water Extraction Technology to detect 14 commodities, reducing solvent use. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) May
DUBLIN, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that a panel of the U.S.
TORONTO, May 22 2015 /CNW/ - The Taskforce representing Canada's living victims of Thalidomide are very appreciative of all the hard work that the Minister and Health Canada have put into this
OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - More than fifty years ago, Thalidomide was approved by Health Canada and prescribed to treat morning sickness in expectant mothers.
Rainforests aren't the only ones capturing CO2 from our atmosphere. A new study shows that semi-arid ecosystems like savannas (think Lion King) help out, too.
BRISTOL, Va., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
CLAYTON, Mo., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Olin Corporation's (NYSE: OLN) senior management will be attending the following conferences in June: 9th: Cowen and Company
Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...
Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...
Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...
Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...
Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...
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