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Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

...chers have found that exposing a developing female sheep foetus to low doses of commonly present environmen...earchers compared the ovaries from the foetuses of sheep in control group with treatment group. The control group was grazing fields fertilised with inorga...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...rapie, the prion disease of sheep, observations of sheep pastures in the United Kingdom and Iceland have shown that animals introduced into pastures that once held infected animals could become infected. Infectivity of prions was also enhanced when they were bound to whole soil. "Since the 1940s it's bee...

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

...servation. Exposure to testosterone in the womb in sheep recreates a similar syndrome to a condition called PCOS which is a known cause of infertility in humans," says Dr Laurence Shaw, a fertility expert at the London Bridge Fertility Centre and spokesman for the British Fertility Society. "Work is now ne...

Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease

...earchers are of the opinion that meat derived from sheep and seemingly healthy cattle may represent other dietary sources of this material. He also said that people develop disease for many reasons. "Eating foie gras probably won't cause a disease in someone who isn't genetically predisposed to it," Solomo...

Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!

...Indias healthcare milestones. The proverbial black sheep have raised their ugly head time and again, leaving a blot on what is a noble profession. The major chinks that let down the country still remain rampant corruption and bureaucracy. This environment has disheartened many competent medical experts. T...

UW Establishes Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

...al biologist Ian Wilmut, the creator of the cloned sheep Dolly, sets the stage for a critical central entity under which the UW-Madison campus can enhance and strengthen its programs of stem cell research, training and education. "What we hope to do is provide a bridge for all researchers on campus invol...

China Claims Viral Outbreak Contained

...d to foot and mouth disease, which infects cattle, sheep and swine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes hand, foot and mouth disease as mild, and says nearly all patients recover in seven to 10 days without medical treatment. But one cause of the disease may also lead to more seri...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

...of Reproduction demonstrate that adolescent female sheep that become pregnant before they have achieved their full growth may not be able to supply enough nourishment for their fetuses to develop without physical deficits. These studies may also have implications for managing pregnancies of adolescent h...

Womb Transplant Pregnancy Success

...ep towards a successful womb transplant. // Four sheep have become pregnant after having their wombs remo...eagues carried out an autologous transplant in the sheep - where the same womb is removed and reconnected. The New Scientist reported that half the sheep ...

British Scientists Grow Part of a Human Heart from Stem Cells

...year, these will be implanted into animals such as sheep or pigs to see how well they fare. Dr Stephen Minger, a stem cell expert at London's King's College, said Sir Magdi's team were at the forefront of tissue engineering for cardiac disease. "If the valves they've engineered prove successful in ...

Now Scientists Create a Sheep That's 15% Human

...irst human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs//. The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells - and their evolution brings the prospect ...

Study Finds Prion Proteins in Milk

...dence of prion replication in the mammary gland of sheep with scrapie and mastitis, the authors of the new ...rion proteins in milk differed among species, with sheep milk containing more than human milk. The study also identified prions in homogenized and pasteurize...

New Mad-Cow Case Detected in Canada Bull

...nclusion of protein from ruminants like cattle and sheep in cattle feed that are believed to be linked to the spread of the disease. To conclude, the Agency added that an investigation had begun to identify the source of feed the bull ate early in its life, and to locate its herdmates at that time. SR...

Potentially Pathogenic Virus Found in Mad Cow Cells

...ts. Scrapie is a degenerative disease that affects sheep and goats and is related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or 'mad cow' disease. Examining the cultures using electron microscopy, Manuelidis and her co-authors found an abundance of 25 nm virus-like particles. They also found that the particles...

Virus may Be the Cause of Mad Cow

...ow-developing brain diseases, including scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. Human infection in recent years has been connected to eating infected meat. There have been dozens of fatalities over the years. The prion theory of mad cow disease proposes that a normal protein spontaneous...

Experts Use Weather to Predict Disease

...utlawed the sacrificing of cows, camels, goats and sheep during the Muslim Eid festival. That was done to minimize the contact between humans and infected animals, and is believed to have cut the risk factor for virus transmission to humans. Rift Valley Fever is not the only disease affected by weather....

FDA Finds Animal Cloned Food to Be Safe

...an food or animal feed. Because of limited data on sheep clones, the FDA recommends not using sheep clones for human food. In the draft guidance, the agency does not recommend any special measures r...

Genetic-Engineered Cows Resist Mad Cow Disease

... BSE and other related diseases such as scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, known as CJD, in humans. Yoshimi Kuroiwa of Kirin Brewery Company in Tokyo, Japan and colleagues made the cattle, known as knockouts because a specific gene has been "knocked" out of them, using a method they call gen...

Clones On the Menu

...997 that they had successfully created a copy of a sheep named Dolly. Clones are made by transferring genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose nucleus has been removed. Scientists then stimulate cell division in a lab until the cloned embryo is ready to be implanted into a female host animal. ...

Mr. Norris's Home Certified Anthrax-free

...cis and commonly occurs in animals such as cattle, sheep and goats but humans exposed to infected animals can also be affected. Mr. Norris’s Black Lodge home and workshop were sealed and samples were collected for testing for Anthrax spores. The investigation had gone on for the past four months and NH...

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