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BioPark announces baby hippo’s name

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The name of the BioPark’s new baby hippo has been revealed. People could choose between Layla, Matilda, Magdalena, and Sienna. The winner of the contest was Matilda. The BioPark took donations in exchange for a vote and raised more than $22,000. All of that money will go to the hippo family.
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Inventiva’s 2021 First-Half Financial Results Presentation

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Daix (France), September 10, 2021 – Inventiva (Euronext Paris and Nasdaq: IVA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and other diseases with significant unmet medical need, today announced that its management team will host a webcast to present the Company’s first-half financial results for 2021 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
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propertycasualty360.com

The internet of things is moving the broker's cheese

“Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson is an apt description of what’s happening to the broker community today. You are under attack on all fronts. Carriers are developing direct-to-consumer communication mechanisms, private equity has seen the profit margins for broker companies and has aggressively moved in to acquire and expand, there is increasing pressure on brokers to heavily invest in their technological transformation initiatives to maintain relevance, and now the internet of things (IoT) devices have arrived that threaten to disrupt the fundamental insurance business model, and with it, broker commissions. This creates a firestorm for all those who have enjoyed a high renewal rate/lifestyle business for, in some cases, decades.
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ABQ BioPark Reveals Name of New Baby Hippo

The New Mexico BioPark Society and sponsor Albuquerque Santa Fe Toyota Dealers hosted a baby hippo naming competition while raising money for the Zoo’s hippo family. The donate-to-vote naming contest was open to the public, with the hippo name that raised the most funds is the winner. From a list...
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Detroit News

Welcome Mat: Native plants subject of Meadow Brook Garden Club speech

Native plants subject of Meadow Brook Garden Club speech. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker Carolyn Miller at 10 a.m. Sept. 24. Her presentation, “Using Native Plants in Urban Settings and Small Lots,” will cover how plant placement is key in an urban environment. Miller will also discuss how to plant to help pollinators. Monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Non-members wishing to attend can email mbgcmembers@gmail.com to request a link that includes another link to make a $5 guest donation. For information, go to meadowbrookhall.org.
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VIDEO: Herd Of Hippos Absolutely Annihilate A Crocodile

Hippopotamuses are just outrageous. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – hippos might just be the most terrifying animal in Africa, and that’s saying something for a continent that is home to lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, and crocodiles. The footage we previously shared of a hippo chasing...
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Brick Strex: a robust device built of LEGO bricks for mechanical manipulation of cells

Cellular forces, mechanics and other physical factors are important co-regulators of normal cell and tissue physiology. These cues are often misregulated in diseases such as cancer, where altered tissue mechanics contribute to the disease progression. Furthermore, intercellular tensile and compressive force-related signaling is highlighted in collective cell behavior during development. However, the mechanistic understanding on the role of physical forces in regulation of cellular physiology, including gene expression and signaling, is still lacking. This is partly because studies on the molecular mechanisms of force transmission require easily controllable experimental designs. These approaches should enable both easy mechanical manipulation of cells and, importantly, readouts ranging from microscopy imaging to biochemical assays. To achieve a robust solution for mechanical manipulation of cells, we developed devices built of LEGO bricks allowing manual, motorized and/or cyclic cell stretching and compression studies. By using these devices, we show that \(\upbeta\)-catenin responds differentially to epithelial monolayer stretching and lateral compression, either localizing more to the cell nuclei or cell–cell junctions, respectively. In addition, we show that epithelial compression drives cytoplasmic retention and phosphorylation of transcription coregulator YAP1. We provide a complete part listing and video assembly instructions, allowing other researchers to build and use the devices in cellular mechanics-related studies.
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Baby pygmy hippo loves to sleep anywhere that he finds himself

The pygmy hippopotamus is an endangered species that needs to be protected. Around the world, there are only around 2000 of them left. Thankfully an aquarium in Osaka, Japan, is helping to add to their population. The recent addition to the number of pygmy hippos was Tam Tam. He is...
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