Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Atlanta, GA…A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India have discovered. Frogs’ skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. The finding, published Tuesday in Immunity, suggests […]

It’s Official, Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record

It’s Official, Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record

Sacramento, CA…Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously since 1920 from Shasta […]

BFGoodrich® Tires Launches 2017 Outstanding Trails Program

BFGoodrich® Tires Launches 2017 Outstanding Trails Program

Greenville, S.C….BFGoodrich® Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to four qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants […]

Explore Omaha and Utah Beaches with The National WWII Museum’s D-Day Tour

Explore Omaha and Utah Beaches with The National WWII Museum’s D-Day Tour

New Orleans, LA…The National WWII Museum today announced new dates for its most popular tour: D-Day – The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France. Taking place from September 14 through 20, and again September 21 through 27, this spectacular tour itinerary will provide guests with an in-depth exploration of the sites key to America’s […]

8 Ways to Support National Parks During National Park Week

8 Ways to Support National Parks During National Park Week

Washington, DC…With all the excitement surrounding National Park Week taking place April 15 through 23, the National Park Foundation (NPF) and its partners have teamed up to offer these ideas for helping to preserve America’s treasured places – our national parks.  “When you make a national park donation, your support helps protect natural, historical and […]

Parrish Family Vineyard Introduces Top-Scoring Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon

Parrish Family Vineyard Introduces Top-Scoring Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon

Paso Robles, CA…The family-owned and operated Parrish Family Vineyard introduces a top-scoring Clone 6 varietal of Cabernet Sauvignon. Recently the 2014 Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon earned 94 points from a top wine critic and is a luxurious first clone-specific release adding it to an already impressive line up of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-based wines from […]

Orthodox Jews Protest Israel’s Military Draft Law

Orthodox Jews Protest Israel’s Military Draft Law

Jerusalem, IL…Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews gathered yesterday (Tuesday) to protest Israel’s Military Draft Law, resulting in the forced enlistment of many Orthodox Jews. The protestors also decried Israel’s brutal tactics to crack down peaceful protestors. The demonstration was organized by the Edah HaChareidis – a Rabbinic umbrella association representing hundreds of Orthodox Jewish […]

Medal of Honor Recipients Recognize Citizen Heroes

Medal of Honor Recipients Recognize Citizen Heroes

Arlington, VA…Medal of Honor Recipients commemorated National Medal of Honor Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today. Afterwards, the Recipients presented their 2017 Citizen Honors Awards to five outstanding Americans and the Fisher House Foundation. “On National Medal of Honor Day we are humbled to […]

Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester, MA…Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in people to treat disease or traumatic injuries: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D […]