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This year's Ebola virus outbreak may have originated from contact between humans and infected bats, according to new research published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine on Tuesday.
-- On Schedule to Release Topline Data from Phase 1b Clinical Trial and to Start Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SYN-004 in 1Q 2015 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec.
PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc.
Quantitative Test for Rapid Measurement of the HIV-1 Viral Load in Plasma Delivers Individual Results in About 90 Minutes SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GENEVA, Dec.
Scientists from UCLA, J. Craig Venter Institute and the University of Washington have achieved a major breakthrough in the understanding of what they call “microbial dark matter”.
Growth of this market is propelled by the rising worldwide focus on nanotechnology and favourable government and corporate funding.
A large team of American researchers has successfully completed the first step toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents specifically for local health staff in Sierra Leone SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec.
Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals. Plant life is also...
The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand extreme amounts of heat. The Pompeii worm can reach an average length of up to five inches and is...
The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...
Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...
Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...
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