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Texas Hospital nation's first to use large-scale 'cocoon strategy' against whooping cough

... infection pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. whooping cough is a highly-contagious bacterial infection ... system. While the disease can occur at any age, whooping cough can be particularly serious and even ...

Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks

... the most severe," King said. The researchers are using similar models to explore patterns seen in other infectious diseases, such as malaria and whooping cough. ...

Killer whales, blind bats, discriminating dolphins, mating birds

... a "giggle" by those who study the animal - is a vocalization used more frequently in competitive situations, such as haggling over prey, while loud whooping calls are used for long-distance communication. However, groans are the most common type of vocalization for communicating in short-range settings ...

Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane

... Removing an egg from the endangered whooping crane's nest increases the species chances of ... from Wood Buffalo National Park one of two whooping crane eggs laid and raising it in a ... The idea was so successful, says Boyce, that the whooping crane's numbers have skyrocketed to over 200 ...

Bobbing birds do it for a reason

... Olsen of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, observed how foraging whooping cranes control head-bobbing as they search for food in the grass near ... to be held still more than 50% of the time. In other words, when foraging, whooping cranes favor visual fixation. This result strongly suggests that visual ...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

... lead to the development of single-dose vaccines for diseases that currently require booster innoculations to be most effective, such as tetanus, whooping cough and chicken pox. "The slow release mechanism of the polymers means that vaccines that currently require multiple doses might need only ...

Scientists discover toxin that causes gastro disease

... structure, which will aid in the development of treatments for toxin-related diseases. "This toxin belongs to the family of toxins that cause whooping cough, a very serious bacterial infection that affects children," Dr Beddoe said. He said the research breakthrough may also provide insights ...

Duke to test bird flu vaccine dosing

... the body's immune response to a vaccine, Walter said. Aluminum hydroxide is commonly used in pediatric and adult vaccines, including those for whooping cough, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. As with current flu vaccines given yearly in the U.S., the H5N1 vaccine causes the body's immune system to ...

Pretreating rogue cancer cells with aspirin cripples their resistance to targeted therapy

... countries with the most sites. These include Torrey Pines in California, a cave in West Virginia, a pond in Mississippi, and six sites in Hawaii. The whooping crane and the recently rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker are two spectacular American species that qualify for inclusion. Particular ...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

... countries with the most sites. These include Torrey Pines in California, a cave in West Virginia, a pond in Mississippi, and six sites in Hawaii. The whooping crane and the recently rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker are two spectacular American species that qualify for inclusion. Particular ...

Chemical Engineer Kao Explores Antibiotic Synthesis With DNA Chips

... and exploit drug-company mutants--in this case the bacterial species that produces erythromycin, an antibiotic given to treat bronchitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, pneumonia and other conditions. Reverse engineering involves taking something apart to see how it works. For Kao, it means asking how one ...
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