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Can Genetics Prevent The Transmission Of Malaria?
2012-07-17 07:52:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malaria kills more than 800,000 people worldwide every year and many of those victims are children. Researchers are now reporting that they have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquitos mid gut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium. The researchers, from the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, modified the bacterium...

2012-07-03 23:01:21

Local business leaders join board of non-profit organization that provides mentors and educational scholarships for Florida´s low-income and at-risk youth. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides mentoring and college scholarships to deserving low-income youth, recently elected Jeff Michaud, vice president of marketing at 3Cinteractive and William Shepherd, partner at Holland & Knight to...

2012-06-05 23:02:29

Entrepreneurs Stephan Morris and Hershey Jakob aim to bring back "The Original Rokbar Feel" to South Beach with an emphasis on Music, Service and Total Quality entertainment til 5AM. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Founded by Philip Sylvester and Rocker Tommy Lee, in 2006, the mission for the ROKBAR was to bring to life the world of music, entertainment and luxury lifestyle for those who Influence rock and roll cultural. Over the years the brand has become one of South Beaches favorite...

2012-06-02 23:00:16

SEOMiracle.com and Josh Stein decided to offer and promote a blog that will contain weekly top news about Miami condos. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Miami condos have millions of searches a year which means that many people are trying to inform themselves about what is going on with Miami condos, on sale, and off sale. Real estate agencies that offer condo selling and buying services need to be aware of the possibilities offered by this lack of Miami condos information....

2012-05-29 23:01:18

Miami condos have now become easily accessible since Josh Stein and SEO Miracle made it easier for international buyers to search for Miami condos in their own native language. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Owning a Miami condo is a blessing by itself. Many people witnessed the energy produced by sunny beaches, cheerful people, crystal blue water, even animals, and said that it made them feel great about themselves and that they felt much more relaxed and with no stress. Miami Beach...


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Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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