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Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

... Wiltschko, who 40 years ago had first proved that migrating robins use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves during migration, believes that the magnetic sensor is probably situated in the eye, since the birds need short-wave light (such as blue light) to orientate themselves. In long-wave light a...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

...f health workers with around 120 registered nurses migrating to Britain and the United States every year in search of better salaries. One nurse serves 50 patients in most hospital wards, and the doctor-patient ratio is 64,000 to one, according to a recent survey by the health ministry. Malawi's mortality ...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...ozac is just as good if not better, and yet we are migrating to the expensive drug instead of the generics," Dr. Sharfstein said. "I think it's the marketing." It is illegal for drug makers to pay doctors directly to prescribe specific products. Federal rules also bar manufacturers from promoting unapproved, ...

No Evidence Older Women Generate New Eggs

...ly reported the discovery of stem cells capable of migrating from bone marrow to mouse ovaries and generating new eggs there. The research fueled hopes that a new treatment such as bone marrow transplantation might one day help older women regain their fertility. Since then, other papers have refuted Tilly...

Scientists Observed Live Cell Migration

..." Among the nuances identified is that just like migrating geese or a pack of bicyclists, individual border cells in the cluster each take turns as the "leader" during their journey across the egg chamber. Another discovery is that a protein called Kuzbanian is necessary to help border cells detach from the ...

Cells Responsible for Spread of Breast Cancer Identified

...on to discover how to make these cells behave like migrating cancer cells, which move through the body unlike normal cells, in order to determine what may cause this to happen in the human body, Ms Lebret explained. We found that fibroblasts, a cell type that surrounds the mammary gland, help normal breast c...

UK Indian Doctors Obtain Injunction Against New Rule

... to protest, while others are actively considering migrating to Australia, Canada and the United States. Lakshman told IANS: "We have evidence from Indian doctors who have written to us that the department of health has not considered immigration status for the short-listing. While it is difficult to calcula...

E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps

...anzee populations. And some of the E. coli strains migrating to chimps are resistant to antibiotics used by humans in Uganda. Other studies have found bacterial exchanges between humans and non-human primates – particularly in areas where the animals are known to frequent garbage piles near human settlements...

Rajasthan Gears Up for Bird Flu

...e less due to scarcity of water. It is the birds migrating to India from other countries that are especially risky, say experts. The state also has a big poultry industry with over 6.3 million birds, of which Ajmer district accounts for over 2.5 million birds. Source-IANS...

Missing Molecule Has Important Role in a Developmental Brain Abnormality

...final destination in the outer cortex. To do this, migrating neurons must climb along transient scaffold of rad...pon reaching their final destination, neurons stop migrating and establish specific connections with other neurons,” Rakic said. “This is a dynamic and complex p...

MIT Creates 3-D Scaffold for Growing Stem Cells

...uch as differentiating into needed body tissues or migrating toward bone marrow and other natural destinations. "What makes these designer scaffolds particularly interesting is that cells survive longer and differentiate better without additional soluble growth factors," Zhang said. "This suggests that extr...

Frozen Yet Potent Viruses Found

...e melted. This in turn could be picked up again by migrating birds and spread along their paths of flight. SRM...

Researchers discover cardiac master cells

... origins. Instead of multiple different cell types migrating and coming together to form the heart, the heart comes from stem cells that give rise to multiple cell types in the same local environment - a simpler way of building the organ. And because these cells can make multiple cell types, they could be more...

Innovative Movies Show Real-Time Immune-Cell Activity within Tumors

..., immune cells called T cells can be seen actively migrating though tissues, making direct contact with tumor cells, and killing them. Insights from this new view of the body’s on-board defenses against cancer may open the way for improved immunotherapies to treat the disease. With a series of movies made ...

Bird flu Alert in Kenya after Outbreak in Southern Sudan

...on watering spots that domestic poultry share with migrating waterfowl. Last year Kenya banned poultry imports from affected nations in October saying that arrangements had been made with the World Health Organization for access to anti-viral drug Tamiflu in case of an avian flu outbreak. NLA...

Increasing Levels Of Severe Poverty In US Could Jeopardize Public Health

...duals in the middle and upper classes appear to be migrating to lower income tiers that bring them closer to the poverty threshold.' U.S. household income, adjusted for inflation, fell by 3.6% between 2000 and 2004. Woolf says that the sinkhole effect and the upsurge in poverty could deeply affect society and ...

Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis

...his disease threat because the seasonal arrival of migrating egrets and cranes every year also brought with it the brain fever season. The virus appeared to be spreading in Asia mainly because of these migrations, infecting birds and passed onto humans by mosquitoes feeding on infected animals. Jacobson sai...

Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa

...ly meant that very few countries can replace those migrating or motivate those who remain. This week's summit is expected tomainly focus on increasing the availability of retroviral treatment to more people as well as on the prevention of Aids mainly targeting the youth. It has now been widely acknowledged ...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...International, which has been studying the role of migrating birds. The main concern is China, a country with a serious bird flu problem. In the United States, Dr. Moore, of the Kansas State University, worries particularly about poorly regulated markets in live birds that cater to Muslims and Jews who want ...

Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry

...ght to be at risk from bird flu. Millions of birds migrating from Asia to the northern hemisphere stop here to enjoy the freshwater ponds, dams and lakes, all possible conductors for the avian flu virus. The role of migratory birds versus the trade in bird products in the spread of avian flu has also been the...

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