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Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...his week in the journal Science is the first for a companion animal. // A standard size poodle named Shadow, the family pet of gene researcher J. Craig Venter, provided the specimen that researchers used to sequence the canine genes. "Shadow is now one of history's most valuable dogs," said Venter, founder...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...s week in the journal// Science is the first for a companion animal. A standard size poodle named Shadow, the family pet of gene researcher J. Craig Venter, provided the specimen that researchers used to sequence the canine genes. "Shadow is now one of history's most valuable dogs," said Venter, founder an...

Scientists Seek To Develop Robot Companion

...rubbish out, and answering the phone. But having a companion also means it has to be a robot that people will like'. Automatic vacuum cleaners which move around your house are already available, but it is hoped that the project will, in less than a decade's time, develop robots that can carry out chores and...

Inhuman Error: Medicine Becomes Poison, Causing Death

... resulted in death of the patient. Miss Maguire's companion of 25 years, Thomas Bryan, has said that he is waiting for some answers before he gives his statement to the police. This case is close on the heels of the Beatson Oncology Centre case in Glasgow, when a girl of 15 was administered potentially letha...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

...ospital. Researchers collected data from 80,000 companion animals treated weekly at more than 500 Banfield hospitals in 44 states. Additional data included reports from VCA Antech Diagnostics, a nationwide network of laboratories used by more than 18,000 private veterinary practices. Medical records were...

New lease of life for asthmatics by Accentia Biopharmaceuticals

...ound for about 50 years. But MD Turbo is the first companion product to solve two of the biggest challenges facing MDI users: coordination of inhaler actuation with patient's breath, and the accounting of how much medication is left in the inhaler. We are all very excited about introducing a new product to the...

New Book on Yoga Offer Relief for ‘Desk Jockeys

...ck, wrists and shoulders have become a "bothersome companion for millions of working people", says a promotion for the book. "'Yoga for the Desk Jockey' features fun and effective ways of moving, stretching and breathing that can easily be performed in ordinary office clothing by the average person," says A...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

...variations using the same genetic mutation. In a companion paper published in the same issue of Science, researchers in Germany report the discovery of this same mutation within DNA extracted from a 43,000-year-old bone of a wooly mammoth preserved in the permafrost of Siberia. Because the variations occur i...

Jeff Getty, AIDS Activist, Passes Away

...at age 49. Getty leaves behind Ken Kleuh, wife and companion for 26 years, his dad and three siblings. Getty died of heart failure in Joshua tree, Calif. Getty following a cancer treatment. He became famous after Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital transplanted into him bone marrow from a baboon in 199...

Germ - Chemo Combo Fights Cancer

...ay the approach could have general utility. In a companion study published in the November 19 online issue of Nature Biotechnology, the Hopkins team decoded the entire C.novyi-NT genome which Zhou says “was instrumental in identifying liposomase and will help improve our bacterial-based therapies.” Sorce-...

A New Drug To Address Canine Obesity

..., Pfizer’s vice-president in the United States for companion animal health. “The drug would be a big help for dog owners who find it difficult to cut back on doggy treats.” “You hear pet owners say: ‘The dog really wags his tail when I give him a treat. It’s hard to hold back,’ ” Mr. Fennell said. Veterina...

Comprehensive Reforms to Move Toward Patient-Centered Care

...tered primary care.’ The College also released a companion position paper to the State of the Nation's Health Care report, ‘A System in Need of Change: Restructuring Payment Policies to Support Patient-Centered Care,’ which offers a series of nine recommendations to fundamentally reform current Medicare phys...

Cortisol Levels Linked to Mental Development of Children

...their offspring. If a pregnant woman has a nasty companion and subjects her to a lot emotional strain, it is going to have a negative impact on the development of the child. The amniotic fluid taken from 125 women were used to measure the levels of cortisol in it. Children born to women with a higher level...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

...n. 29, at 6 p.m. EST. The management guideline and companion evidence review will be published in the Feb. 6, 2007, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The new diagnosis guideline targets primary care physicians who are most likely to have frontline contact with patients who have not yet been diagnosed. Th...

New Protein Inhibitor Halts Growth Of Cancerous Cells

...rowing in culture. The findings are reported in companion papers reported by two collaborating groups—one (L...he therapeutic potential of the compound. In the companion paper, Lenart et al. use BI 2536 as a tool to probe the functions of Plk1 in normal cells. The avail...

Cloning Ban Built into Stem Cell Research Bill

...e more House committee stop before a floor vote; a companion bill hasn't received a Senate hearing yet. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

Insights into Osteosarcoma in Cats and Dogs may Improve Palliative Care

...k could lead to advances in the palliative care of companion animals afflicted with osteosarcoma. The research team, which included U. of I. pathobiology professor Anne Barger, examined the homeostatic role of an enzyme, receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (known as RANK), and two key modulators of ...

‘Gypsies' and Travellers' Health Much Worse Than Other Vulnerable Group

... Gypsies and Travellers, conclude the authors. A companion paper in the journal, which looked at Gypsies' and Travellers' health beliefs and experiences, found that ill health is seen as 'normal' and something that everyone has to bear. Source-Eurekalert...

ChemGenex Treats First Patient With Ceflatonin

...ctor and Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is a companion study to our ongoing CML-202 study, which will form the basis of our initial new drug application (NDA). CML-203 should provide the basis for filing a supplementary NDA, thereby expanding the potential market for the drug.” Source: BioSpectrum...

New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster Generic Drug Development

...ld help modernize the Critical Path sciences. This companion document focuses more narrowly on the scientific challenges unique to the development of generic drugs. Source-Generef.com/B...

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