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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...is. West Nile virus infects thousands of people, killing hundreds of them, each year in the United States. West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus which is also found in the United States. The virus can ...

Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother

A 13-year-old girl accused of killing a Medicine Hat family broke down on the witness st... several hypothetical conversations with him about killing her parents. They discussed possible methods, including making it look like a murder-suicide or hitt...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...n pregnancies. As the law currently stands it is killing embryos rather than protecting them, he concluded. Other figures from the consortium show that the number of ART procedures in Germany has nearly halved since state funding for them was cut. Professor Anders Nyboe Andersen told the conference tha...

Stray Kerala Dogs Face Keyhole Surgery to Control Birth Rate

The killing of stray dogs in Kerala, has prompted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Cochin Corporation to promote Animal Birth Control (ABC) by starting a keyhole surgery drive for stray dogs to control their reproductive abili...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...a peculiar way of making money -- slaying dragons, killing orcs and saving princesses in distress . It all takes place in cyberspace, where earning credits for online gamers who are too busy to do it themselves has become a handy source of extra income for the 21-year-old -- and a full-time job for thousan...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

... An animal rights protection law bans the brutal killing of dogs or other animals for food but does not directly ban dogmeat. Dog soup, or Boshintang, is a Korean delicacy usually served over the summer season....

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...e icing to the cake. The closest the CIA came to killing Cuba's Fidel Castro was a 1963 attempt with a poison pill delivered by American mobsters that was to be slipped into a chocolate milkshake, a former Cuban intelligence chief said. But the capsule stuck to the freezer where it was hidden in the cafe...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...reliable kill the targeted cells. "The reliable killing of a targeted area with cellular scale resolution without affecting surrounding tissue or nearby blood vessels is key," Davalos said. "IRE shows remarkable promise as a "minimally invasive, inexpensive surgical technique to treat cancer. It has th...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

... so that it selectively replicates in virus cells, killing them in the process. It doesnt replicate in norm...imals where the virus was shown to be effective at killing colorectal cancer cells and liver cancers. More information about ECLU is available at www.esmo.or...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

...igh level, prevents the virus from replicating and killing the plant. The transgenic maize variety has proven consistently resistant to MSV and the trait can be reliably passed on to the next generation and in crosses to other varieties, they opined. Field trials are scheduled to begin soon, not only t...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...to reconstruct breasts. If this is so, it would be killing two birds with one stone, a flatter belly and a bigger bust size. Christened Celution, the procedure involves injecting a 'supercharged' fat mixture into the breast tissue after it has been taken through liposuction from the belly or bottom. Stem ce...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...nd cIAP2, and although it had little effect on the killing of TRAIL-resistant cells when administered alone, combination with TRAIL caused significant death of previously TRAIL-resistant cancer cells in culture and TRAIL-resistant tumors in mouse models. Sorafenib was recently approved by the FDA for treat...

WBC Selective About Sugar

...chemicals. These results show that engulfment and killing by neutrophils varies, depending on cell wall properties of the microbe, explains Whitehead postdoctoral researcher Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, first author on the paper, which appears July 11 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. We showed that neutrophils r...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...timycin called 2-Methoxy antimycin is selective in killing cells that have high levels of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL proteins. The over expression of these proteins in many types of cancer cells correlates with resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cells with normal levels of Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL are resistan...

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

...eased from the mitochondria, they activate a cell killing or apoptotic pathway," says Dr. Dong, referencing the contents that spill from punctured mitochondria. Looking at kidney cells and neurons in a Bak deficient mouse, they also showed that Bak and Bax need each other to successfully spawn cell sui...

Wine Woos World as Trade Fair Opens

... and restaurants are preparing to make a financial killing thanks to the 2,400 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors from 144 different countries. Vinexpo 2007 will officially be opened Monday June 18 by the newly-appointed French ministers for the Environment, Alain Juppe, and Agriculture and Fisheries, Christin...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

...ngham, is one doctor who believes some parents are killing their children with kindness. According to a survey it is overfeeding that is root cause of the problem. Some parents no longer understand the correct portion sizes for very young children or select the wrong types of food - crisps, fizzy drinks a...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

Slowly recovering from the killing last year of an unarmed man on his wedding day, th...ercover operations amid community outrage over the killing of Sean Bell. Other steps include more stringent psychological screenings for undercover candidates,...

New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

...f reactive hydrogen radicals into the atmosphere , killing microbes within minutes. Scientists say the Air Disinfector can be used to purge hospital wards of superbugs. "The same results could be obtained simply by opening all the windows of hospital wards, but that's not practical," said David Macdonald...

Scientists Trace New Pathway That may Stem Antibiotic Resistance

... existing drugs. Some antibiotics are very good at killing bacteria, for instance, they say, but have a difficult time penetrating the cell membrane and rendering them fairly ineffective. Vassylyev says that the detailed view of RNA polymerase provides a foundation for producing drugs that will efficiently ...

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