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This week, we’ve been taught things that we never could have figured out without expensive research. We learned that storms increase rainfall totals; there’s a device for people with bad eyesight; knees work better when they’re not being operated on; a strong lower back is good for sex; nice kids won’t grow up to blow smoke in strangers’ faces; measuring student success can help schools figure out how to teach students better.
A landmark DNA study in Iceland has resulted in an unprecedented look at an entire country’s genetic makeup, discovering several previously unknown mutations that could cause a vast array of different health problems, but regulations prevent some of that data from being used.
LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - LiveDeal Inc.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) and privately-held MirImmune LLC, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive license
Awarded Best Poster in Adult Reconstruction by AAOS Central Program Committee LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Compression Systems, Inc.
Richmond Pharmacology enrols first patient Worldwide LONDON, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in collaboration with the National Amyloidosis Centre at the
Patients Too Sick for Enrollment in Phase III Trial for Newly Diagnosed GBM BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) - improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure
BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As of February, InControl Medical, LLC surpassed 40,000 unit shipments of incontinence devices for women. "Shipping thousands
-- Data presented at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Meeting; single and multiple-dose pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) studies support biosimilar application for Epoetin Hospira
The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...
The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...
The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...
The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...
The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.