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While you won't find this equation in many exercise physiology textbooks, it does provide a good sense of the total amount of work performed in a given strength-training session. Measuring cardiovascular exercise is easy enough, as one can choose to ...

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Sinclair Research Appoints Scott Boley as Vice President of Toxicology - Daily American Online


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BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--Sinclair Research, one of the nation's leading providers of nonclinical services, has named Scott E. Boley, PhD, DABT, as vice president of toxicology. In this newly created role, he will have overall responsibility for ...

Bangladesh Ethnobotany Online Database (BEOD)

Chittagong - Bangladesh

Bangladesh Ethnobotany Online Database is created and designed by Dr. Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin, Associate Professor, Ethnobotany Laboratory, Department of Botany, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is responsible for quality and integrity and maintenance of the database.

Bangladesh Ethnobotany Online Database (BEOD) consists of ethnobotanical information of traditional plant uses by different native communities of Bangladesh for medicine, food, cosmetics, dye, insecticide and pesticide, weaving, house making, tools and crafts and other necessities. Each plant includes Scientific name with synonyms, Local and Bangla/Vernacular and available English names with Family. It also provide authentic taxonomic status of the plant, short description contains identifying characteristics, chemical constituents of plant parts, mode of uses and culture by different communities and their distribution in Bangladesh.

Objectives of the Database:

* Popularize Ethnobotany and to create awareness about the importance of ethnobotanical information.
* To conserve the traditional botanical knowledge of the indigenous communities of Bangladesh.
* Provide information about the indigenous people and their plant knowledge.
* To provide tools for the search of new drugs for the researchers.
* Search for new and premising germplasms.
* Search for new agricultural products to mitigate the need for changing environment due to climate change.
* Search for industrial products.
* A suitable tool for identify the plant species of Bangladesh with their native uses.
* To create opportunity for students and researchers in the field of Plant Taxonomy, Plant Science, Zoology, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Phytochemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Anthropology, History and related fields.
* To conserve the language and culture of the native communities.

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