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Keys to good bone health

Children who spend twenty-five minutes running around in play, or an extra thirty-five minutes walking per day, could ensure the prevention of osteoporosis development later in life.//Although this is the first research to directly link bone density to the number of steps taken per day, it is already well known that exercise is a major factor in the prevention of osteoporosis, the common bone-thi...

Monkeys offer genetic clues to adult blindness

A genetic link between rhesus monkeys with macular degeneration and humans// could help treat blindness in older adults, reports science portal www.eurekalerts.org. ....Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults, yet researchers are still in the dark about many factors that cause this incurable disease. ....William W. Dawson, professor of ophthalmology and...

Urban Monkeys Source Of Virus Infections

Asian Urban monkeys may be a source of various pathogenic viruses and the transmission of these viruses to humans are high due to contacts of humans with monkeys. Researchers from University of Washington// have undergone a test of isolation of different viruses from 20 urban macaques and the test results showed that more than 10 macques harbored retroviruses. The results indicate that contact wi...

Monkeys Respond To HIV Treatment

US based researchers are reported to identified two drugs meant for treating HIV patients also served to protect monkeys from contracting the AIDS virus. // As to whether the same can be applied to human beings also has not yet been confirmed, even though it may be possible. ....Rhesus monkeys were experimented upon by the Centers for Disease and Prevention’s Dr. Walid Heneine, through injectin...

Drug Company Admits Knowledge Of Side Effects In Monkeys

TeGenero, a German based drug firm that had manufactured TGN-1412, has now admitted that the drug had showed adverse effects//, when tested on monkeys. Four out of the six who were admitted to the intensive care unit of a London based hospital following the drug administration are recovering, according to official reports. ....The controversial clinical trial had been conducted at Northwick Park...

HIV Vaccine for Monkeys Increases Survival Rates

Novel studies, courtesy The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), suggest that even though a HIV vaccine may not offer the intended //protection against infection, yet it does offer a distinct survival edge for those vaccinated. ....Such a survival advantage was observed in monkey studies conducted by two teams of researchers, one led by Norman L. Letvin, M.D., of Beth I...

New Book on Yoga Offer Relief for ‘Desk Jockeys

For desk-bound executives who work long hours on the computer and suffer aches, there is help at hand - a Canadian author has brought out a book //that promises freedom from pain using techniques of yoga. ....Titled "Yoga for the Desk Jockey", the book offers what it calls "simple at-your-desk yoga exercises that reduce the aches and pains associated with computer work in just minutes each day"....

Effectiveness of Potential Bird flu Vaccine to be Tested on Monkeys

The effectiveness of a bird flu vaccine against the deadly H5N1 variety of avian influenza virus will be tested on vaccinated and unvaccinated monkeys, by researchers at two universities.// ..According to researchers from Shiga University of Medical Science and Hokkaido University, the results are expected to be known within about six months. ..The results of the tests could shed light on numer...

Keys to Good Health in Old Age Begins in Midlife

Middle aged men who would like to grow old in good health should have strong grip, not overweight, a good education, and a wife, according to a recent study.// ..A 40-year study of nearly 6000 Japanese-American men living in the US state of Hawaii revealed nine factors that were good predictors of which middle-aged men would live healthily into their 80s and beyond. ..The nine factors were: not...

Ham And Turkeys Recalled From Honeybaked Food Company Due To Listeria Scare

Ohio-based HoneyBaked Foods Inc. has recalled their turkeys and ham products voluntarily due to suspected contamination of Listeria affecting over 47,000 pounds of their// products. It happened only a day after Thanksgiving. The company said that the meat might be tampered with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that could be dangerous for those with weakened immune systems. ....The company a...

Hundreds of Turkeys Die Due to Bird Flu

Government vets are probing an outbreak of bird flu in a poultry farm in Suffolk, following the death of hundreds of turkeys. Reports of an ‘unexplained’ illness// had many experts visiting the farm to investigate. ....Confirmation has been received from The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about a bird-flu outbreak. This is the second attack of bird flu in a year where an East...

Neural Stem Cells Reduce Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys

New Haven, Conn. Primates with severe Parkinsons disease were able to walk, move, and eat better, and had diminished tremors after being injected with human neural stem cells, a research team from Yale , Harvard, the University of Colorado, and the Burnham Institute report today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ......These results are promising, but it will be years before it...

Stem Cell Transplants Ease Parkinson's Symptoms in Monkeys

Scientists have successfully eased the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in monkeys with the help of human stem cell transplants . ......During the course of study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists isolated stem cells from the brains of aborted foetuses, and grew them into large numbers in the laboratory. ......Thereafter, they injected the cells i...

6,000 Turkeys Slaughtered at Czech Bird Flu Farm

Six thousand turkeys at a Czech farm where the potentially lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu was confirmed this week have been slaughtered, officials said on Friday. ..."All the turkeys on the farm have been killed and the process is underway for the smaller flocks in the area, around 1,000 birds in all," Czech veterinary services spokesman Zbynek Semerad told AFP. ..."That should be completed toda...

Chinese Eco-tourism Causing Infanticide Among Tibetan Monkeys

A new study by researchers has claimed that Chinas desire to promote eco-tourism is leading to the deaths of Tibetan monkeys in their infancy in the Mount Huangshan Scenic Area of the countrys Anhui Province. ......According to National Geographic, the skyrocketing infant mortality of Tibetan macaques is being precipitated by them being confined to a restricted range and regularly competing for...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

According to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson,monkey viruses related to HIV may have swept across Africa more recently than previously thought . ...A new family tree for African green monkeys shows that an HIV-like virus, simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, first infected those monkeys after the lineage split into four species. The new research reveals the split happened...
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