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FDA Approves Botox Anti-Wrinkle Treatments For Crow's Feet
2013-09-12 12:46:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Botox Cosmetic is an injected drug that was approved over a decade ago to treat frown lines, but plastic surgeons have been using it for a wide variety of other cosmetic purposes. And now, a US Food and Drug Administration ruling will allow the anti-wrinkling drug to be used for treating crow's feet. “This additional indication will provide people with a new FDA approved treatment option for those seeking a smoother appearance by...

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,...


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Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

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...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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