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sea lamprey
2014-09-16 02:30:52

Kim Bland, Ph.D., Stowers Institute for Medical Research Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates If you never understood what “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” meant in high school, don’t worry: biologists no longer think that an animal’s “ontogeny”, that is, its embryonic development, replays its entire evolutionary history. Instead, the new way to figure out how animals evolved is to compare regulatory...

marijuana highs and lows
2014-09-16 03:00:55

Erin Tornatore, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study in September's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. "Young people who use marijuana frequently experience an increase in negative affect in the 24 hours leading up to a use event, which lends strong support to an affect-regulation model in this population," says the study's lead author Lydia...

2014-09-16 08:36:40

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Y-Prime, Inc., a premier eClinical products and consulting company, today announced the appointment of Blaise Hall as Director of Finance. Hall will lead the company's financial processes, including financial reporting, revenue forecasting and budgeting. Hall is a finance expert who brings more than 15 years of experience in clinical research and pharmaceutical finance. He brings to Y-Prime a breadth of experience that includes lead...

2014-09-16 08:35:16

Competitive Selection Process and Subsequent Win Driven by Nova's Superior FinFET Metrology Solution REHOVOT, Israel, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Measuring Instruments (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that a leading logic manufacturer selected Nova's Optical CD metrology solution to support the development and future manufacturing of...

2014-09-16 08:33:01

Plan Check Entryway Display Case Showcases ECOB's Defensive Building Product Lineup VISTA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) is pleased to announce that the Margate, New Jersey Building Department located at 9001 Winchester Ave. Margate, NJ 08402 has opened a display showcasing the newest in defensive building technology complete with Eco Building Products' flagship technology, which is also now available in the national supply chain at...

2014-09-16 08:32:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of United Concordia Dental can now book appointments online with participating network dentists at UnitedConcordia.com, thanks to a partnership between LocalMed and the national dental wellness company. "Members can book an appointment with one of our dentists using the 'Schedule Now' button located on the Find a Dentist page of our website," said Jim Shade, vice president of network operations at United Concordia. "We are happy...

2014-09-16 08:32:07

Exclusive Agreement Fuses Cutting Edge Science and Know How with Patented Delivery Methods; Company Expects to Compete in All Medical Sectors of Burgeoning Global Cannabis Industry COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, is pleased to announce the signing of a globally-exclusive, collaborative agreement with multinational company...

2014-09-16 08:32:06

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BCC Research reveals in its new report, THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR STEM CELLS [http://www.bccresearch.com/market-research/biotechnology/stem-cells-bio035e.html ], the global market for stem cells is expected to grow to nearly $10.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6%. The highest growth will be witnessed in the Americas with growth projections of $2.2 billion in 2014 to $3.9...

2014-09-16 08:32:04

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, Inc., experts in oncolytic virus development, today announced that the first patient was treated with the company's lead product, DNX-2401, a replication competent adenovirus plus gamma interferon in a randomized, multicenter, open-label Phase Ib study for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. "DNAtrix, in collaboration with leading neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists in the US, is pleased to announce the initiation of our randomized...

2014-09-16 08:31:59

Former Sutter Gould Medical Foundation CEO Brings Lean Transformation Expertise to Drive Improved Healthcare Delivery PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpler Consulting, a Truven Health Analytics Company and leading global management consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul DeChant to the role of Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Innovation. As former CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, DeChant brings deep, real-world expertise in Lean...


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Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

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...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

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...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

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...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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