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Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

8/21/2014
Athens, Ga. An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica napus commonly known as canolain the journal Science . Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant, which is used widely in farming and industry. Canola is grown across much of Canada and its native Europe, but the winter cr... [Comments]

Despite a significant reduction in smog-producing toxins, the Greater Toronto Area still violates Canada's standards for ozone air pollution

8/21/2014
Despite a significant reduction in smog-producing toxins in past decade, GTA still violates Canada's ozone standards A new study shows that while the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has significantly reduced some of the toxins that contribute to smog, the city continues to violate the Canada-wide standards for ozone air pollution. Smog, which can cause or aggravate health problems such as asth... [Comments]

Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation

8/21/2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new study of American singles found that during sex with a familiar partner, men have the highest orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 percent of the time, with their sexual orientation making little difference. For women, however, orgasm occurrence i... [Comments]Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation

Nxt-ID Approved for NASDAQ Capital Market Listing

8/21/2014
SHELTON, Conn. , Aug. 21, 2014 Nxt-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced today that its shares of common stock and the warrants to purchase common stock to be issued in its proposed underwritten public offering of common stock and warrants have been approved for listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market,... [Comments]

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

8/21/2014
Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, a research team led by a Penn State University scientist has discovered. The discovery lays the foundation for further research aimed at improving plant growth, harvesti... [Comments]Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

Viruses take down massive algal blooms, with big implications for climate

8/21/2014
Algae might seem easy to ignore, but they are the ultimate source of all organic matter that marine animals depend upon. Humans are increasingly dependent on algae, too, to suck up climate-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sink it to the bottom of the ocean. Now, by using a combi... [Comments]Viruses take down massive algal blooms, with big implications for climate

From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus

8/21/2014
A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to even further global reachesincluding Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents. A review in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens considers the diversity, ecology, and distribution of the fungi of the genus Malassezia in light... [Comments]

LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region

8/21/2014
MELBOURNE, Fla. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LiveScan Service Provider  Binary Biometrics  announced that it has agreed to a partnership with Gabriel Health Institute, one of Orlando's fastest growing Certified Nursing Assistant preparatory schools. The agreement will make  Gabriel Health Institute  an exclusive member of Binary's LiveScan service p... [Comments]

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Biology Technology

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Positive Data from Phase 2a Study of CCH for Treatment of Cellulite

8/21/2014
LYNBROOK, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in the U.S. and XIAPEX ® in the EU, today announced positive, statistically significant results from a randomized, double-blind Pha... [Comments]

Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S.

8/21/2014
Hershey, PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 DNA vaccine pioneer Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) is making progress in its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an innovative and safe potential treatment for allergy to Japanese red cedar pollen. Phase IC studies began this month in Hawaii, moving the world closer to a real solution to hay fever. The Japanese red cedar releases pol... [Comments]

A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

8/21/2014
A Finnish-Swedish research group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, and Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, has developed a novel "man and machine" decision support system for diagnosing malaria infection. This innovative diagnostic aid was descri... [Comments]A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

8/21/2014
An international research team including DESY scientists has observed tiny quantum vortices in cold droplets of liquid helium. The team reports in the journal Science that the exotic vortices arrange themselves as densely packed lattices inside the nanodroplets. It is the first time that the quantum vortices, which have already been observed in larger samples of what is known as superfluid h... [Comments]

Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com

8/21/2014
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