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2013-09-18 23:01:26

The celebrity-hosted program will feature GENEWIZ, Inc. in an upcoming segment to air across throughout North America. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The producers of Health Briefs TV are pleased to announce that GENEWIZ, Inc. will be featured in an upcoming segment on "Improving Treatment Outcomes through Innovative Technology" as part of the show's Future of Healthcare series. Moving away from the "one-size-fits-all" approach, experts are...

2013-09-18 23:00:36

Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, will host the Sixth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference on Friday, November 1, 2013. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, will host the Sixth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference on Friday, November 1, 2013. The all-day conference will be held at...

2013-09-18 15:43:41

Saving energy is important for humans and animals alike when resources are limited. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, found out that although higher-ranked red deer gain privileged access to patches of food, they also have higher metabolic rates and thus use more energy. This can be a serious disadvantage in winter when red deer rely largely on their limited stored body fat to survive. Energy budget adjustments...

2013-09-09 23:01:48

The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a national center of health excellence and to improve health care and wellness, will host ‘The Future of Personalized Medicine’ with Carl Zimmer on Friday, September 13th from 7:30-9:30a.m. at The New Haven Lawn Club. Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote...

Speciation Theory Questioned
2013-09-03 14:24:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While scientists have catalogued millions and millions of species, there is still no agreement on how exactly new species form. However, a new study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could deal a major blow to one prevailing theory - namely, that new species arise when a barrier prevents reproduction between populations. Species-creating barriers could be physical, such as a mountain range, or they...

2013-08-26 11:55:31

Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace. While the majority of these appear to have neutral effect on human health, many others are associated with diseases and disease susceptibility. Reed Cartwright, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, along with colleagues at ASU, Washington University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, report on a new software tool known as...

Making Animals Human-Like Helps Conservation
2013-08-22 13:06:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Making animals more relatable to humans could be a key move in conservation projects, according to research by conservationists at several universities. Researchers wrote in the journal Biodiversity Conservation that people's tendency to relate more to animals that bear a resemblance to humans could be a powerful tool for promoting low-profile species that are either endangered or in need of attention. The scientists suggest that...

Story Of Ancient Invasive Species North America
2013-08-22 11:59:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Ohio State University tells the story of an invasion and domination that took place around 450 million years ago in North America. During the Ordovician period, a dramatic ecological shift occurred near what are now the Appalachian Mountains, as represented in the fossil record. In the study, which was published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, Ohio State paleontologists provide evidence of significant...

Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language
2013-08-20 09:02:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes. They settled first on the lush Pacific coast and then in progressively drier, less-vegetated habitats, according to a new study led by the University of Utah and published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Trying to explain why linguistic diversity is high in...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.