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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...d, ultimately, prevented. Much of the basic lab, animal research and drug discovery occurs in Jacksonville..., presented the mouse model, saying it is the best animal model possible to test therapies aimed at slowing down, or halting, neurodegeneration. The enginee...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...rs say that the new findings are important because animal strains of the virus may be capable of triggering ...rified the efficacy of the anti-SARS antibodies in animal models. "What we need to prove for any vaccine, therapeutic, antibody, or drug is that it is effe...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...that chronic lack of sleep has an effect on how an animal sleeps, said lead study author Fred W. Turek, Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology, whose paper has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The animals are getting by on less sleep but they do not try and c...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...s that more research is needed to find out how the animal findings translate in humans. Providing a long lasting, natural wrinkle filler and a scientifically studied, non-surgical method for melting fat could revolutionize growing old gracefully, she said. This discovery could also have positive implicati...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

... to a cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals in an animal that has a long pregnancy like humans, researchers compared the ovaries from the foetuses of sheep in control group with treatment group. The control group was grazing fields fertilised with inorganic fertiliser, while the treatment group was grazi...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

... "The national laboratory of the French agency for animal health has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic virus on the three swans found dead in a pond near the town of Assenoncourt," said a ministry statement. France had stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were d...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...n.com) has been under fire from critics, including animal rights activists, since local media reports about ...g beef or pork. Opponents say eating dogmeat is an animal rights issue and harms the nation's reputation. Keum Seon-Ran, chief of the Korea Animal Protectio...

Protestors Strip, Don Horns Against Spain's Running of the Bulls

Hundreds of animal rights activists took part in a "Running of the Nu...evening. Thursday's protest was organised by the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which said people from more than 30...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...pesticides and makes use of crop rotation and good animal husbandry to control pests and diseases," wrote Williamson. "From a nutritional perspective, there is currently not enough evidence to recommend organic foods over conventionally produced foods." Gerry Hayman, the technical expert of the British T...

More Than a Million Expected for Spain's Famous Bull Run Festival

...n the event since 1911. On Thursday, hundreds of animal rights activists took part in a "Running of the Nudes" to protest the bull run. The demonstrators ran stripped to their underwear and sporting plastic horns, as well as the traditional red bandana worn by those who take part in the famous Spanish e...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...est. For example, if a parent looks at a stuffed animal across the room, the child with ASD often does not follow the gaze and also look at the stuffed animal. Nor does this child often initiate communication with others. In contrast, children with typical development would observe the parents shift in ga...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...hat before so doing, she wanted to learn more from animal studies. "There is evidence that people have different amounts of CD36 and that mutations in the gene are quite common," she said. "Those variations are associated with abnormalities of blood lipids, with high levels of fatty acids in the blood...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...activity, which the researchers introduce into the animal brain tissue. As dyed circuits light up and darken again in response to electrical activity, very fast high-resolution cameras capture the action. The researchers can observe how different stimuli received by the animal, such as a dose of an antidepr...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...rsist in the environment and spread efficiently in animal populations. "We found a huge difference between ...eeding the prion-mineral mix to hamsters, a common animal model for prion disease, Aiken's team expected to see a lower rate of infection than animals dosed w...

Australian Injured as Spain Begins Annual Bullrunning Festival

... The bullrun has been criticised by international animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for what it says amounts to gratuitous cruelty....

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...he technique, which has so far been used mainly in animal models, works by mimicking and accelerating the replication of prions - abnormal proteins that progressively kill off brain tissue and are thought to cause the disease. The method, known as known as Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCA), e...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...lity would then exist for the horse to serve as an animal model for the study of obesity in people for the very first time....

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

... ensuring the continuity of both the plant and its animal partner. Scientists are beginning to understand just how intimate and important these interactions are, as both plants and pollinators are threatened by extinction due to habitat loss and pollution from human activities. The recent alarm over the...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...rough cigarette smoke, is not well understood, but animal studies have indicated two possible mechanisms: chemical or biochemical processes may exist by which substances contained in cigarette smoke such as nicotine or carbon monoxide exert a protective effect and promote survival of dopaminergic neurons; o...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

... show two different mouse brains-one from a normal animal and the other from a rodent missing a gene linked to mental abnormalities. These pictures show two colour-coded brain structures, the ventricles and hippocampus, showing different volumes resulting from specific genetic differences. National Center...

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