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2013-09-11 23:02:54

Novel Herbicides Deliver Superior Pre- and Post-emergent Weed Control at Exceptionally Low Use Rates Research Triangel Park, N.C. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced Specticle® FLO and Celsius® are approved for use in California. Specticle FLO, a pre-emergent herbicide, protects against a broad spectrum of broadleaf and grassy weeds including Poa annua, crabgrass and goosegrass. Celsius delivers post-emergent...

Rice Products Found To Contain Low Amounts Of Arsenic
2013-09-07 04:22:44

[ Watch the Video: Can Eating Rice Kill You? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Testing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found low levels of arsenic in rice, but the agency said that the amounts of the carcinogen aren’t enough to make the popular side dish dangerous to eat. According to the Associated Press (AP), the FDA tested 1,300 samples of rice and rice products. While the overall amounts varied, they reported that brown rice contains...

2013-08-31 23:18:34

It’s been known before that Botox contains accessory proteins that can trigger body’s resistance to the product. Masha Banar, Board Certified Physician Associate, followed hundreds of patients who’s been receiving Botox for seven years and confirms resistance to Botox forming in some of them. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 It took several patients in a row complaining that Botox didn’t last as long as before for Masha Banar, PA-C, owner of Visage Sculpture Cosmetic Clinic of...

New Secrets Of Spider Venom Revealed
2013-08-30 09:22:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon has found the venom of the brown recluse and other spiders in the genus Loxosceles produces a much different toxic reaction in the body than previously thought. The finding could eventually lead to more effective anti-venoms, study researchers said. The venom of the brown recluse bite contains a protein that can result in the formation of...

2013-08-18 23:01:35

Transparency Market Research Published new "Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share And Forecast, 2011 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/crop-protection-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 18, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Global Industry Size,...

2013-08-09 23:20:42

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new infographic to its website about the dangers of this type of poisoning. The law firm has helped several of their clients obtain compensation for these types of injuries and they work with experienced lead poisoning lawyers. (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Lead was once a common ingredient in paint and it is still used in certain products and by certain industries. People may be exposing themselves to this toxic material without even knowing it. For...


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Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

601px-Echinophilia
2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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