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  Acupuncturetoday.com | tell me about Biota Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Biota seed (bai zi ren) will be discussed on another section of this site; this section pertains strictly to ce bai ye, which is made of the leaves and branches of the biota tree.
The typical dosage of biota leaf is between 6 and 15 grams, depending on the condition being treated.
Biota leaves and twigs have been given a class 2D rating by the American Herbal Products Association, meaning that it is not for long-term use, and patients should not exceed the recommended dosage.
www.acupuncturetoday.com /herbcentral/biotaleaf.html   (360 words)

 Acupuncturetoday.com | tell me about Biota Seed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Biota is a slow-growing tree native to China.
Among the conditions biota seed is used to treat are irritability, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety, constipation and night sweats.
Biota seed is sometimes combined with other herbs, such as zizyphus, schizandra and poria, to nourish the heart.
www.acupuncturetoday.com /herbcentral/biotaseed.html   (324 words)

 Biota.org - Mission
Biota also encourages artists, technologists, philosophers, and educationalists to join in and add their input to the developing body of experimental work.
These events aim to foster lively debate on methods for the creation of digital biota, as well as looking at the philosophical implications of such work, scenarios for the incorporation of digital biota in virtual worlds, and the examination of the consequences of creating artificial lifeforms.
Digital Biota (also called Cyberbiota) are a class of self-replicating autonomous software objects which can be embodied by (benevolent) computer viruses and worms, artificial life programs, cellular automata, genetic algorithms, and general adaptive networks.
www.biota.org /org/vision.html   (679 words)

 Firm Timetable for Biota Litigation Against GSK
Biota is suing GSK for failing to adequately support Relenza after the launch of the drug in 1999.
Biota filed its amended Statement of Claim on December 17, 2004 following a preliminary discovery phase, during which executive-level and other key documents from GSK pertaining to Relenza were provided to Biota's legal counsel for review.
Biota was responsible for zanamivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor, subsequently launched by GSK as Relenza in 1999 for the treatment of influenza.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-01-2005/0002942327&EDATE=   (265 words)

 Palaeos Ecology : Biota : Marine Evolutionary Biotas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Vendian evolutionary biota includes the enigmatic Ediacaran fauna, which seems to be a combination of organisms (the so-called Vendobiota) unrelated to any living Metazoa, along with possible metazoan ancestors.
The Tommotian evolutionary biota is made up of "coat of mail" animals that left behind small shelly fossils, as well as archaeocyathids and other early groups.
Finally, The Modern evolutionary biota emerged in the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction, and is still rapidly diversifying.
www.palaeos.com /Ecology/Biota/Marine.html   (625 words)

 Biota [www.progweed.net]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Biota are a musical collective from Fort Collins, CO who focus on the electronic manipulation of acoustic sounds, mainly instruments such as naes, hurdy-gurdies, keyboards, percussion and, most recently, vocals.
They started out as the musical wing of the Mnemonists, a group of musicians, scientists and visual artists whose self-proclaimed goal was to question the desirability of bombarding children with technology; the musical wing split off in the mid-80s and renamed itself Biota, though the painters still provide their colorful liner notes and cover art.
Their early work (which I haven't heard at the time of this writing) is reputed to be very abstract, noisy and difficult to hear as coming from acoustic sources.
progweed.echoechoplus.com /reviews/biota/biota-band.html   (1670 words)

 Biota Announcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The detailed terms of their proposed private placement in Biota, and reasons why such a placement of shares to Bigshop would be in the interests of other Biota shareholders.
Following this response from Bigshop, on 11 October, Biota's Chairman wrote to Bigshop noting that it was not possible to find any material on the public record pertaining to Bigshop's intentions or plans for Biota.
Biota's Board and management are dedicated to rebuilding shareholder value by establishing Biota as an internationally renowned Australian biotechnology company able to exploit the commercial potential of its Australian and USA drug discovery platforms through strategic collaborations with large international pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
www.biota.com.au /announcements/2002/press091.html   (756 words)

 BioQUEST Notes 2.2: Software: Biota
Biota is a simulation tool for studying the processes which influence the sizes of plant and animal populations.
One of Biota's strengths is its ability to allow different mathematical models to apply simultaneously to different population interactions.
Biota has been released in a §-format along with sample data sets and a user manual.
bioquest.org /note22bi.html   (653 words)

 Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: Biota
Biota is one of the less important of the 50 fundamental herbs of Chinese herbalism.
Biota seeds are used as a sedative, to help disperse anxiety and fear, and to reduce insomnia.
Biota is said to be especially helpful for treating constipation in the elderly due to its oily nature.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0000/ai_2603000017   (588 words)

 Biota Announcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Biota is Australia's leading antiviral drug discovery company and has a suite of potential viral inhibitors assembled over many years of antiviral research, many of which will be tested under the agreement.
Biota has its headquarters in Melbourne and is one of Australia's leading drug discovery biotech companies, with a track record of success in viral respiratory diseases.
Biota's first breakthrough was the discovery of neuraminidase inhibitors, leading to the worldwide launch of Relenza™ by GlaxoSmithKline in 1999.
www.biota.com.au /announcements/2003/press112.html   (581 words)

 Business Breakfast - 28/3/2003: Biota looks to block board election of major shareholder
Biota's biggest shareholder, Farooq Khan, is trying to win election to the board, with a broader plan to take over the company.
KATE TOZER: Biota is directing shareholders to oppose Mr Khan's appointment and to vote down another motion to reduce directors' fees.
Biota's downward slide is directly related to the poor performance of its flagship influenza drug, Relenza.
www.abc.net.au /businessbreakfast/content/2003/s818355.htm   (424 words)

 Biota: The Biodiversity Database Manager
Biota helps you manage specimen-based biodiversity and collections data by providing an easy-to-use graphical interface to a fully relational database structure.
Biota's capable Import Editor helps you convert your existing data sets to Biota's relational structure, and a wide array of text and image file export tools provides easy access to your data for analysis and publication using other applications.
Biota's features include unlimited user-definable fields; recursive specimen relations (e.g., herbivore-plant, parasite-host, DNA-specimen); automatic maintenance of a specimen determination "audit-trail"; flexible barcode/manual input for record entry, record retrieval, and loan management; and a password security system with multiple privilege levels.
gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov /records/UCONN_Biota.html   (413 words)

 Soya & Oilseed Industry News
BIOTA is an acronym for Blame It On The Altitude, and also means "local flora and fauna." Its natural spring water, which originates from one of the world's highest protected alpine springs located above Ouray, CO, some 9,000 feet above sea level.
BIOTA can be found in Colorado King Soopers and City Market grocery stores, as well as Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage and independent natural food stores throughout Colorado, California, Texas and other western states.
BIOTA Brands of America, Inc. is headquartered in Ouray and Telluride, CO. The company was formed to bring pristine Colorado Rocky Mountain spring water to market while respecting the local and global environment.
www.soyatech.com /bluebook/news/viewarticle.ldml?a=20050314-9   (409 words)

 Palaeos Ecology : Biota : The Cambrian evolutionary biota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Palaeos Ecology : Biota : The Cambrian evolutionary biota
This is a brief introduction to the classic biota of the Cambrian.
The Cambrian fauna was dominated by low-level suspension feeders such as the nonarticulate brachiopods and eocrinoids together with monoplacophoran and hyolith mollusks.
www.palaeos.com /Ecology/Biota/Cambrian.html   (318 words)

 Business Breakfast - 4/11/2002: Struggling Biota caught in takeover bid
But Biota's board has described Mr Khan's bid as 'farcical' and is urging shareholders to reject it.
Having launched a hostile takeover bid that's triggered an equally aggressive response from the Biota board, the Perth-based entrepreneur knew he wasn't the most popular of the 200-odd shareholders present.
MICHAEL ROWLAND: The Perth businessman is also seeking the removal of four of the five Biota directors, and is planning to convene an extraordinary general meeting to put the issue to shareholders.
www.abc.net.au /businessbreakfast/content/2002/s717754.htm   (530 words)

 Biota of the Colorado Plateau
From sparse desert communities growing in the region’s rugged canyons to alpine tundra found atop the highest peaks, the biota of the Colorado Plateau is exceptionally diverse.
Though ongoing natural processes such as succession and climate change continue to alter the region's biota, the rapid changes seen today due to human activities are unprecedented in their impacts on the biota of the Colorado Plateau.
The biota of the Colorado Plateau during the middle (50,000-27,500 B.P.) and late (27,500-14,000 B.P.) Wisconsin time periods was dramatically different from that seen today.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Biota/biota.htm   (835 words)

 AEGiS-PRn: Biota Announces HIV Breakthrough
Dr. Dan Cook, the President and Chief Scientist of Biota Inc, presented the findings at the International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) in Savannah, Georgia, on April 28.
Biota Inc employs its proprietary N-MAX technology to create "nucleotide mimics," novel versions of nucleoside drugs, with the potential for enhanced activity and reduced toxicity.
Biota Inc already has one important partnership in place, with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is focused on hepatitis C drug discovery.
www.aegis.com /news/PR/2003/PR030469.html   (577 words)

 Newsroom: BIOTA Bottled Spring Water, Colorado Pure. Rocky Mountain Spring Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BIOTA is very proud to be recognized by our peers in regard to our bottle and label design.
BIOTA is proud to be the exclusive water sponsor for Earthdance 2005.
BIOTA spring water bottles were a ubiquitous item as seen in the parks, on the streets, in restaurants, in backpacks, totes, and bags of every description by attendees of the three-day concert.
www.biotaspringwater.com /HTML/newsroom.php   (1430 words)

 Biota and Aerogen Sign Flu Development Agreement
The Phase 1 clinical studies, which will be conducted by Biota, will assess safety and tolerability of the aerosolized formulation of the drug as well as establish the dosage for use in any subsequent efficacy trials.
About Biota Biota is a world-leading antiviral drug discovery company with its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.
Biota was responsible for zanamivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor, subsequently launched by GSK as Relenza for the treatment of influenza.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-09-2005/0003158913&EDATE=   (798 words)

A "thallophytic-alga-dominated biota" is a distinctive and recurrent fossil assemblage in which noncalcified thallophytic algae ("seaweeds") and worms (primarily annelids) are the principal, and often only, constituents.
This biota provides a remarkably complete view of a community characteristic of restricted, shallow marine settings since at least the Cambrian and ranks among the most common of Konservat-Lagerstätten, a biased representation that stems from habitat parameters particularly conducive to preservation.
The biota is preserved within thinly laminated, organic-rich dolostone; worms (polychaetes) are represented as articulated scolecodont assemblages, whereas algae are preserved as carbonized compressions.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2001NC/finalprogram/abstract_5312.htm   (376 words)

 Biota: The Biodiversity Database Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Three years in development and testing, Biota 2 is ready now, building on a decade of productive use of Biota 1 in 40 countries around the globe.
Biota Version is 2.03 now posted for immediate download (free update for registered users).
Mac Users Note: Biota 2.03 is certified for Mac OS 10.3 (Panther).
viceroy.eeb.uconn.edu /biota   (179 words)

 Biota Inc. Announcements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
FLU OIA is marketed in the US by Biota's partner, Thermo Electron, who reported a large increase in demand for the Biota assay during November and December, and an overall trebling of sales for the half year.
The recent avian (or bird) flu outbreak in Asia has amplified the opportunity for Biota's flu assay, because the diagnostic kit detects avian as well as human strains of the virus.
Biota has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and is a world-leading antiviral drug discovery company.
www.biota-inc.com /press_revenues.htm   (311 words)

 Advantage Capital
Zutlers BIOTA bottled water, which debuted at the 2004 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, is just now being placed on the shelves at 141 King Soopers and City Markets throughout Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
A full-time staff of 14 runs the Ouray BIOTA plant; it is poised Zutler says, to produce 2.5 million cases of bottled water a year.
Serendipity figured in the history of BIOTA once before, more than two decades back, when Zutler and his brother, Michael, settled on the name Blame It on the Altitude for their bar on main street (next-door to Sofios) where BIOTA headquarters still stand).
www.advantagecap.com /generalnews_item.cfm?news_id=76   (640 words)

 Biota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While there may be a recognizable instrument or two in the foreground, the listener is hard-pressed to pull specifics out of the murk that backgrounds the entire album.
Biota's working methods almost always start with more or less traditional instruments, but electronic processing starts early and continues throughout the recording process.
The slow concertina waltz that constitutes "Finder," for example, is accompanied by acoustic guitar and a simple percussion, but there is a big unspecified cloud out of which this material emerges.
users.mark-itt.ru /dbender/data/biota.htm   (390 words)

 USGS: Pesticides in Stream Sediment and Aquatic Biota">
Sediment serves as a habitat for benthic biota (such as insects and clams, which are commonly consumed by fish), as both a source and a removal mechanism for some contaminants to and from the stream, and as a vehicle for contaminant transport downstream.
Historically, the pesticides of primary concern in sediment and aquatic biota have been the organochlorine insecticides, such as DDT, which were heavily used in agriculture, termite control, and malaria control programs from the mid-1940s to the 1960s or later.
The relation between pesticide occurrence in sediment and aquatic biota in past monitoring studies (color symbols) and pesticide properties (water solubility-a measure of hydrophobicity, and soil half-life-a measure of environmental persistence).
ca.water.usgs.gov /pnsp/rep/fs09200   (3088 words)

 AMZ - August, 2001 - Biota
Biota is the audio half of several Colorado-based artists (the visual portion represented in the CD booklet by their interchangeable partners, the Mnemonists) who have released several editions of printed/sound art over the past two decades.
The visual work for Invisible Map uses more stimulating, colorful imagery, while their aural co- workers are distancing themselves from the harsh, Merzbow-like noise collages of the past.
Detuned mandolins and balalaikas strum a pensive melody, a processed accordion is drawn slowly to elicit its lowest, eeriest notes, while a piano ballet verges on paranoia as backwards tapes are fed into the mix.
www.music-reviewer.com /08_01/biota.htm   (175 words)

 Biota.org: The Digital Biology Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you are new to the site, read about why Biota.org was created, have a look at some of the people who have been involved with Biota.org, and check out some of the updated links from all over the world.
From 1997 to 2001, Biota held the Digital Biota conferences.
In 2005, Biota launched a new a planet-wide initiative to create networked digital ecosystems.
www.biota.org   (141 words)

Biota of concern include invasive and damaging animals, plants, parasites,and pathogens, many of which are not native to North America, or not native to these watersheds.
The studies are often general comparative biota inventories done across wide geographic areas, are not necessarily focused on determining whether problematic exotic species or pathogens or parasites are present, or have not assessed potential impacts when such biota are known to be present.
If this assessment determines that there are specific biota that could cause unacceptable damages in the Red River Basin, and have been determined to be a risk from this project, identify whether there are physical, chemical, or biological barriers to prevent this from occurring.
www.savethesheyenne.org /biotarisk.htm   (5969 words)

 BIOTA/Database Access
The BIOTA database is managed and maintained by the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Plant Sciences Institute, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
BIOTA ecompasses all of the ongoing and anticipated ADP projects with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), with the focus on producing a nomenclatorial database of the arthropods of North America.
Because BIOTA will be the information source for the ITIS database, our minimal format will be fully compatable with that system.
www.sel.barc.usda.gov /selhome/biota.htm   (3041 words)

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