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2014-07-02 10:36:34

John Hopkins Medicine Find likely to aid drug development Researchers at Johns Hopkins have spotted a strong family trait in two distant relatives: The channels that permit entry of sodium and calcium ions into cells turn out to share similar means for regulating ion intake, they say. Both types of channels are critical to life. Having the right concentrations of sodium and calcium ions in cells enables healthy brain communication, heart contraction and many other processes. The new...

2014-07-01 23:09:33

Significant new capability added to the HELM biomolecular representation standard. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Pistoia Alliance and quattro research are pleased to announce the release of an extension to the HELM biomolecular representation standard. HELM (Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules) enables the representation of a wide range of biomolecules (e.g. proteins, nucleotides, antibody drug conjugates) whose size and complexity render existing small-molecule...

2014-07-01 23:01:54

In-demand research study, “2014 Market Research Report on Global Trimethoprim Sulfate Industry,” worked out by 9Dimen Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 What does the current scenario in the world trimethoprim sulfate market look like? How does the situation in the major geographical markets differ? What are the main classes and application areas of the product? How is the product manufactured? What are the major policies regulating the...

2014-07-01 16:27:41

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Memory Foam Mattress Market in the US 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/north_america/usa/memory_foam_mattress_market_us_2012_2016.html About Memory FoamMemory foams, also known as viscoelastic foams, were invented by NASA in 1966. In general, these foams are made of petroleum-based polyurethane along with some other chemicals. Memory foams are now being used in mattresses,...

2014-07-01 16:23:48

CARY, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdesian Life Sciences announced that it has acquired Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), a Leawood, Kansas-based company focused on fertilizer efficiency products. The transaction promises to benefit customers by building on Verdesian's history of bringing new, intellectually protected and patented products to market. By joining forces with SFP, Verdesian will gain more than 270 patent properties and be able to offer: -- A broader portfolio...

2014-07-01 12:27:55

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inova Labs Inc. ("Inova Labs"), a leading manufacturer of innovative oxygen therapy solutions has received FDA-clearance for Activox DUO2(TM), the first fully-integrated stationary and portable oxygen concentrator system. Activox DUO2(TM) combines the benefits of a home-use stationary concentrator with the portability of a best-in-class LifeChoice Activox POC into one integrated system. This unique combination provides active oxygen therapy...

2014-07-01 11:41:41

Stanford School of Engineering Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures; this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today's smart phones process more data, but they still weren't built for being shoved into back...

2014-07-01 11:07:45

NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower blood lead levels than most other studies and...

2014-07-01 08:32:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Flow Food and Beverage business has been awarded a contract valued at US$18 million / AUD$19 million from GrainCorp Foods. Under the terms of the contract, SPX will design and install a new margarine processing system for GrainCorp, utilizing key process equipment and components manufactured by SPX. "GrainCorp is Australia's leading international agribusiness company, with a rich...

2014-07-01 08:30:28

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "A cumulative savings of $6.8 billion from 2013 to 2020 in avoidable hospital utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. women over the age of 55 diagnosed with osteoporosis were to use magnesium dietary supplements at preventive intake levels," states a new economic report entitled Smart Prevention--Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.(1) The report, done by Frost & Sullivan through a...


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Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

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...

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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2010-10-08 17:40:50

Aerosol spray is a dispensing system that creates an aerosol mist of liquid particles. The liquid is usually contained in a bottle under liquid pressure that is released when the valve is opened. As the gas in the can expands to drive out the liquid some of the propellant evaporates to maintain an even pressure. Erick Rotheim invented the first aerosol spray can in 1926. Lyle Goodhue and William Sullivan were the first to put it to good use and are credited as the inventors of the modern...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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