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2010-03-17 13:25:00

Male pipefishes and their seahorse cousins are the only males that actually become pregnant and give birth, but pipefishes likely will never win any Father of The Year awards "“ their attitude towards their offspring can range from total love to total neglect, according to new findings from Texas A&M University researchers. Kim Paczolt and Adam Jones, researchers in the Department of Biology, found that the male pipefish can be a nurturing father as it tends its young before giving...

2010-02-22 15:51:00

N. BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. today announced it has closed a $5MM financing whose proceeds will be used to fund expansion of domestic and international sales and marketing activities and to increase manufacturing capacity of Seahorse's popular XF series of instruments, the new standard for measuring cell metabolism. Investors in the Series D round included Commonwealth Capital Ventures, FLIR Systems Inc, Rock Maple Ventures, Life Sciences...

2009-12-17 12:01:00

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., the leader in the design and development of instruments for assessing cellular bioenergetics, announced Cell-Bio Biotechnology Co. Ltd as the distributor of Seahorse XF Analyzers and consumables in Taiwan at the 6th Conference of the Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine in Taipei. Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzers provide the first and only method to measure the two major energy producing...

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2009-12-08 14:35:00

In the pipefish, the male cares for the offspring. Apart from the ones he sucks the life out of. The discovery of filial cannibalism in the pipefish is now creating a stir in the research world. The pipefish, which is related to the seahorse, has an unusual way of organizing childcare. In this fish species it is the father who takes care of the eggs, which he receives from one or more females and then looks after in a brood pouch on the tail, where a kind of male equivalent of the placenta...

2009-10-13 13:28:00

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., the leader in the design and development of instruments for assessing cellular bioenergetics, today announced Proteigene as a supplier of Seahorse XF Analyzers and consumables in France. Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzers provide the first and only method to measure the two major energy producing pathways - mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis - in living cells in a microplate. "France's contribution to...

2009-07-07 13:56:27

Male seahorses have a clear agenda when it comes to selecting a mating partner: to increase their reproductive success. By being choosy andpreferring large females, they are likely to have more and bigger eggs, as well as bigger offspring, according to Beat Mattle and Tony Wilsonfrom the Zoological Museum at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Their findings1 have just been published online in Springer's journalBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.Seahorses have a unique mode of...

2009-07-07 08:53:25

Swiss scientists say they've found male seahorses have a strong preference for large females so as to have more and bigger eggs, as well as larger offspring. Beat Mattle and Tony Wilson of the Zoological Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, said seahorses have an unusual mode of reproduction: male pregnancy. And male seahorses provide all post-fertilization parental care, yet despite the high levels of paternal investment, they have long been thought to have conventional sex...

2009-05-14 14:26:17

A British woman who lives 3 miles inland saved the life of a seahorse she found on her front lawn, apparently dropped there by a gull. The seahorse, now named Pegasus, is recovering in a quarantine tank at the Sea Life Center near Karen Warr's house in Weymouth, the Daily Mail reports. Warr said she was on her way to buy a newpaper when she spotted a funny object, which turned out on closer inspection to be a seahorse, lying next to the front walk. She said the seahorse could not have been in...

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2009-05-07 06:50:00

A new study indicates that the ancestors of seahorses likely stood upright some 20 to 25 million years ago, when the expanse of ocean between Australia and Indonesia was much shallower and full of sea grass. In the most recent edition of Royal Society Biology Letters, researchers explain that upright posture "“ an exceedingly rare occurrence in the animal kingdom "“ was adopted some time during the Miocene epoch and allowed seahorses inhabit what was essentially a shallow...

2009-03-12 16:23:00

BILLERICA, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., leader in the real-time measurement of cellular bioenergetics, announced today that the XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer, the first analytical instrument for the kinetic measure of mitochondrial oxygen consumption and cytoplasmic glycolysis in a 96-well microplate, was selected as the Best New Product for Drug Discovery Assays & Kits by researchers at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco. "The XF96...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.