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2013-07-31 23:20:26

Kombucha tea has benefits, side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 GetKombucha (http://www.getkombucha.com/), the world’s most reviewed Kombucha brewing site, is now offering an extract that will help resolve the most prevalent issues with the tea. Kombucha’s new extract is free of additives and easily portable, providing both convenience and safety. Among its many health benefits, Kombucha extract has the following five benefits: The product is sugar-free, making it...

Nasal Spray For Snake Bite Paralysis
2013-07-31 04:44:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of California researchers has developed a novel approach to treating venomous snakebites by administering antiparalytics topically via a nasal spray, a breakthrough that could dramatically reduce the estimated 125,000 global snakebite fatalities each year. The researchers, led by Dr. Matt Lewin of the California Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San...

2013-07-23 23:30:48

Lead Blood testing can help people who patronize or work for firing ranges to assess their risk for lead exposure. Request A Test offers Lead Testing which is convenient and affordable. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Request A Test, a leading provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has expanded their test menu to include new lead level blood tests. Lead exposure can come from a number of sources and one that tends to be overlooked is the risk of exposure to those who visit...

Arsenic In Rice Could Chromosomal Damage
2013-07-22 17:58:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, rice could raise the risk of genetic damage in humans. Researchers discovered that high concentrations of arsenic in rice could cause chromosomal damage. They found that people in rural West Bengal eating rice  with greater than 0.2 mg/kg arsenic as a staple showed higher frequencies of micronuclei than those consuming rice with less arsenic. The study screened...

2013-07-17 23:05:04

Transparency Market Research add new "Ammonia Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report: visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/ammonia-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Ammonia, also known as azane, is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is a colorless gas with a pungent odor. Ammonia is an essential source for many downstream nitrogen...

Apple Juice Arsenic Limits Set By The FDA
2013-07-12 12:18:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, the FDA proposed setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice after facing public pressure from consumer groups over the past year. The agency proposed a limit of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice, which is the same level set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for arsenic in drinking water. "The FDA is committed to ensuring the safety of the American food...


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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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