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NSF awards $7.5 million to UF-led effort to digitize biodiversity collections - University of Florida

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The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida. The research is critical to ...

Immunology: Mammalian watchdog targets bacteria - Nature.com

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The aryl hydrocarbon receptor elicits protection against toxic environmental molecules. New data show that the receptor also supports the immune system by recognizing bacterially encoded virulence factors. See Article p.387 ...

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Simply put, we fail to engage the biology upfront in the process. Considering that on average it takes roughly $1.7 billion and 12-14 years to bring a single drug to market, this is a costly proposition. And our healthcare system is buckling under this ...

Critical Bench, Inc. Muscular System

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Skeletal muscle tissue is attached to bones by tendons, and is typically named according to its location. Skeletal muscle is voluntary muscle; that is, it can be made to contract by conscious effort.

Cardia muscle tissue forms the walls of the heart and is involuntary by nature.

The third type of muscle, visceral muscle is found in the walls of internal organs like the stomach and intestines and in blood vessels. The contraction of visceral muscle also is involuntary and, thus, is not under conscious control.

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