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Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...ed to 'Q fever', was named by Dr John Derrick, who described an outbreak of a febrile illness that occurred among abattoir workers in 1935. Q fever has an incubation period of one to four weeks in other words, it can take up to four weeks between exposure and the first symptoms. Usually it starts with a sudde...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela

...vice if they failed to abide by the law. He also described costs at private clinics as a symptom of "the evil of capitalism", which allow only wealthier, insured patients to afford better treatment at private hospitals. The Venezuelan president has taken a series of measures to improve the public health se...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...id. Doug Michael, a childhood friend of Scott's, described him as a dedicated farmer and a family man. "Scott was a very likable young man, very friendly, always going out of his way to help anyone who needed a hand," Michael said....

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...f the Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical Islamic group, who described himself as a onetime friend of Bilal Abdullah, an ...f his association with Dr. Abdullah. But Mr. Maher described him as strongly opposed to the occupation of Iraq and to the rise of Shiite power in Iraq. Doctors...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

A S$25 million research project, described as the largest ever in Singapore, will focus on gastric or stomach cancer, it has been announced. In Singapore, gastric cancer (or stomach cancer) is the 4th most common cancer among men and 6th among women, says the Singapore Cancer Society. It...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...indings could improve human health. The concepts described in this study might give us the tools to design one method to remodel fat and another to tackle obesity and metabolic syndrome, Baker said. It is very exciting....

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

... Alicia Ross by her neighbor Daniel Sylvester was described as an act of extreme cruelty and callousness, by a...at he would likely be caught. The 33-year-old self described recluse and loser confessed to police he killed Ross, five weeks after she disappeared. Sylvester...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...cess that turns the cell into a heterocyst.Nealson described the study as a technology demonstration in one of the toughest systems to study in the world. He predicted that NanoSIMS would find general applications in biology and medical research. The technology produces time-series observations of chemical c...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...me infection." AMA state president Dr Peter Ford described the report as "disturbing". "If these issues identified are causing measurable effects, we should really move to address these issues immediately," he said. Hospitals across the state were battling with ageing infrastructure. "I feel that the b...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...e did not publish a new photograph of Dinoire, but described her face as "harmonious" with an "incredible norma... concentrating on her lips and speech therapy. She described the "incredible" feeling of sensations returning like "electricity" as her nerves grew back. "Over...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

... the meeting. Dr. Mescheders poster presentation described the case of a patient whose cancer had spread to 10 different places around the liver and four in the lungs. He was given the virus treatment in four weekly infusions direct into blood stream, followed by two cycles of approved chemotherapy. Six mo...

Marilyn Monroe was Just too Hygienic for Clark Gable!

...anties . . . She suffered from what today would be described as a form of irritable bowel syndrome," he adds. To add to all this was the fact that Marilyn "rarely bathed, slept in the nude and ate a lot in bed - shoving what was left on her plate under the sheets before going to sleep." Bret's biography o...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...d in the journal Cancer Cell, the researchers have described the system as a versatile expression vector-nicknamed VISA. It includes a targeting agent that is also called a promoter, two components that boost gene expression in the target tissue, and a payload that is a gene known to kill cancer cells in this ...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...ng and physical behavior of the fish. Wong, who described the whole sequence as "electrical duetting", said both males and females seemed to make specific "sounds" before, during, and after mating. The signals aren't actually songs, because the fish sense them electrically rather than acoustically, Wong ...

Plant Growth Regulated by Both Internal Clock and External Light: Study

...t UC Davis, who is the senior author on the paper, described the discovery as an "elegant mechanism". The researchers identified the two genes, PIF 4 and PIF 5, that are connected to plant growth and regulated by the internal clock. The PIF 4 and 5 genes are "switched on" to make protein during the day, ...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

It could be described as the stone that kills two vices. United States FDA-approved smoking cessation drug varenicline , is posing to be handed out to alcoholics as well . The Pfizer manufactured drug, sold under the name Chantix, which has been used quite successf...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...d The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London described two ongoing Phase II trials of the drug in men with advanced prostate cancer. Men in both studies were given 1000mg of abiraterone daily. The first study treated men who had not previously received chemotherapy. So far 34 men have been treated, of ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...splants in humans, he added. The mouse model is described in the June issue of the American Journal of Transplantation....

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...al, despite the fact that it has never before been described in the scientific literature. Previous research has revealed some of the extraordinary ways in which insects adapt to the pressures inherent when nearly all its members are of one gender. Notably, Charlat and Hurst reported in an earlier study that...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...t, she was black and she was ugly." Silvestri also described her as "desperate", "an ugly dog" and a "fat thing." Silvestri told the police interviewers that he was angry because Brimble ruined his holiday by dying in his cabin. According to police witness statements, Silvestri allegedly said to another cruise...

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