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LifeVantage Presenting at Experimental Biology Annual Meeting


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LifeVantage Presenting at Experimental Biology Annual Meeting
Nathalie Chevreau, PhD to Present Findings From Clinical Research on LifeVantage's Canine Health Product


SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifeVantage Corporation (LFVN), has announced that Vice President of Product Development Nathalie Chevreau, PhD is presenting a poster abstract at the Experimental Biology 2015 Boston meeting. The poster highlights a portion of the findings from clinical research being conducted by LifeVantage on its Canine Health product, a Nrf2 Synergizer for dogs.

The findings from the research show a decrease in oxidative stress in dogs that have taken Canine Health over a period of 60 days. The studies also demonstrate improved physical performance in the dogs taking Canine Health. These improvements include greater mobility, faster running times, decreased stiffness, and increased energy levels when compared to dogs taking a placebo.

"Experimental Biology is the largest gathering of lifestyle scientists in the world, so we are honored that LifeVantage is invited to present our research to such a prestigious audience," said LifeVantage Chief Science Officer, Shawn Talbott, PhD. "These results demonstrate the ability of Canine Health to reduce cellular stress and improve the quality of life in older dogs- which is something that all 'dog parents' want for their best friends."

Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of more than 14,000 research scientists whose fields of study include anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology.

About LifeVantage Corporation

LifeVantage Corporation (LFVN), is a science based network marketing company dedicated to visionary science that looks to transform health, wellness and anti-aging internally and externally at the cellular level. The company is the maker of Protandim(R), the Nrf2 Synergizer(R) patented dietary supplement, the TrueScience(TM) Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen, Canine Health, and the AXIO(TM) energy product line. LifeVantage was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact: Company Relations Contact:
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Research and Markets: Synthetic Biology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Energy and Chemicals, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, and Others

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ctjps5/synthetic_biology) has announced the addition of the "Synthetic Biology - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Synthetic Biology in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Enabled Products, and Others. The report also analyzes the market by the following Application Areas: Energy and Chemicals, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

The report profiles 51 companies including many key and niche players such as:

Players Focused on Synthetic Biology Applications
Amyris, Inc. (US)
BP PLC. (UK)
Chromatin Inc. (US)
Evolva SA (Switzerland)
Gevo, Inc. (US)
Joule Unlimited, Inc. (US)
Metabolix (US)
MorphoSys AG (Germany)
Sapphire Energy, Inc. (US)
Solazyme, Inc. (US)
Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (US)
Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (US)

Players Focused on Gene Synthesis and Tools
454 Life Sciences (US)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (US)
ATG Biosynthetics GmbH (Germany)
DNA2.0 (US)
Epoch Life Science, Inc. (US)
Gen9, Inc. (US)
GenScript USA, Inc. (US)
Gingko Bioworks, Inc. (US)
Intrexon Corporation (US)
LC Sciences LLC (US)
Life Technologies Corp. (US)
OPXBIO, Inc. (US)
OriGene Technologies, Inc. (US)
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (US)
Verdezyne, Inc. (US

Key Topics Covered:

1. OUTLOOK

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

3. MARKET TRENDS, DRIVERS, AND ISSUES

4. KEY RESEARCH FINDINGS ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

5. SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY - AN OVERVIEW

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Total Companies Profiled: 51 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries (52)
The United States (41)
Canada (1)
Europe (8)
France (1)
Germany (3)
The United Kingdom (1)
Spain (1)
Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (2)

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Cell Biology Exam Review Q & A

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ASU biology alum helping save the world's tigers



Robyn Barfoot, curator at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Washington, credits the honesty of her teachers at ASU with much of her success. They didn't sugarcoat the reality of dwindling animal populations but instead "empowered us to do something about it," Barfoot said.
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Around the world, the tiger is in critical danger. According to the World Wildlife Fund, fewer than 3,200 tigers are alive in the wild today.

One former Sun Devil’s love for the big cat has spurred her to take action to change that.

Robyn Barfoot, an Arizona State University class of 2000 alumna, is traveling around the world to try to stop that number of tigers from falling further. To get to a position where she could do that, it took hard work, connections and a biology degree from ASU.

Barfoot is currently curator at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington. She hires staff, works with veterinarians, acquires animals for the collection and helps rear them. She also handles public relations, maintains zoo policies and assists with exhibit design.

“I didn’t expect to be curator when I first interviewed, but I was given the opportunity and happily accepted it,” Barfoot said. “Having an impact on the conservation world is my goal, and the zoo has let me do just that.”

Barfoot’s love affair with big cats started at age 4. However, that interest was briefly supplanted by her first majors at ASU — anthropology and theater. Her fondness for tigers always remained, though, and a single zoo trip during college reminded her what really mattered.

“I had one of those epiphanies while visiting a tigress in a zoo, and I thought to myself, ‘What am I doing majoring in anthropology?’ ” Barfoot said. “I have always had a desire to work with tigers, and that moment reminded me of my heart’s passion — saving the tiger. I came back and instantly changed my major.”

The wildlife conservation biology program was tougher than she anticipated, though. Learning about endangered species was disheartening, she said. But Barfoot credits the honesty of her teachers with much of her success.

“ASU prepared me for post-graduation life by employing professors who didn’t sugarcoat things,” Barfoot said. “The topics were hard to digest and the outlook was usually bleak, but they told it how it honestly was and empowered us to do something about it.”

Both professors and the classes they taught had a tremendous effect on Barfoot that has lasted long past graduation. She still references what she learned in class to this day.

“The professors always assisted when asked and helped the students who were serious about succeeding,” Barfoot said. “Plus, in my career, having a university education puts you in a different group than those who are applying without a degree.”

In addition to her work at the zoo, Barfoot has actively participated in tiger conservation efforts worldwide since 2007. With the encouragement of a friend who was the former director of the World Wildlife Fund, Barfoot has helped the citizens of 17 villages in India understand the importance of protecting their tiger populations.

“It has been highly rewarding, and it makes my heart so happy,” Barfoot said. “I will continue to visit India and do everything I can to promote tiger conservation, continue to educate the people about the importance of tigers in the wild and support those who are doing the work on the ground.”

What’s more, she has shared her experience with college conservation students in Bangalore, India, and worked with Project Tiger and the Sundarbans Tiger Biosphere. Started by the Indian government in 1973, Project Tiger supports tiger conservation, and Sundarbans Tiger Biosphere is one of the largest reserves in the world for Bengal tigers.

Whether she’s in India or at home in Washington, Barfoot is doing everything she can to protect the animals she loves most, while educating others so they can do the same.

Jason Krell, jason.krell@asu.edu
School of Life Sciences 
 
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Local senior who failed biology test: ‘It’s heartbreaking’

Jesus Celes earned a B when he took biology in high school, but the subject is nonetheless keeping him from getting his high school diploma.

The 18-year-old just finished his senior year at Washington High School in Parkland. Yet because he has was unable to pass the state’s biology end-of-course exam, he didn’t graduate with his classmates earlier this month.

Celes was in Olympia Thursday to help make the case for changes to the state law. He is one of nearly 2,000 seniors this year who have passed state tests in math, reading and writing, but have been unable to pass the state test in biology, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The class of 2015 is the first group of Washington students that must pass the biology test or complete an approved alternative to earn a high school diploma.

While some students who have failed to meet the biology requirement may also be missing coursework that could keep them from graduating, Celes said he has done everything else he must do, including earning enough credits and meeting the other state testing requirements. It’s just the state’s biology test that is holding him back, he said.

“It’s heartbreaking for me,” said Celes, who said he wants to attend Pierce College and then pursue a career in law enforcement. “How can I go to college if I don’t have a diploma?”

Some lawmakers are looking to eliminate the biology test requirement to help students like Celes graduate. But while legislation to do that has passed the state House, the state Senate has yet to take up the issue.

State Sen. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, said he is concerned that getting rid of the biology test requirement will actually hurt students by letting them graduate without proving they have adequate knowledge of science.

“We need to make sure they’re prepared,” said Dammeier, who is the vice chairman of the Senate education committee. “It’s a more challenging world they’re entering than the world I entered. We know that science, technology, engineering and math are key to their success....to back away from higher standards, I think is a mistake.”

But State Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater, said at a Thursday press conference with Celes that the Legislature needs to act now. Legislation Reykdal sponsored would eliminate the biology test as a graduation requirement until it can be replaced with a more comprehensive science test. Reykdal’s bill also would allow students who fail state tests in math and language arts to meet graduation requirements by taking additional coursework in those subject areas.

House Bill 2214 cleared the House for a second time Thursday, after already winning House members’ approval during the Legislature’s first special session that ended last month.

Reykdal said his bill wouldn’t make high school standards less rigorous; rather, it would require students who struggle with the state tests to take college-transition courses that prepare them even better for post-high school careers, he said.

“We have a solution here that would help Jesus and his peers,” Reykdal said. “We are confident it is a rigorous solution.”

“It’s actually a raising of the standards, but it’s allowing students to demonstrate it in a different way,” he added.

Reykdal said the state’s current standardized tests also have a cultural bias, especially for those whose native language isn’t English.

That has been a barrier for Celes, who moved to Washington five years ago from Saipan, part of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the West Pacific.

“When I came to Washington, my language, a lot of my teachers couldn’t understand me,” said Celes, who spoke primarily Chamorro before coming to Washington as an eighth grader. “It hasn’t been easy for me to adjust, but I worked hard.”

Celes said two of the times he took the biology test, he failed it by only one point.

“Every time it comes back, I’m always a point short,” Celes said. “It’s that feeling you get when see you’re about to grab it, but it then just goes away.”

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2015/06/11/3771079_local-senior-who-failed-biology.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy