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Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain

.... As a boy Professor Olivera used to collect the shells of these snails and study them. These two-inch sized snails shoots out a thin worm like tube into fish swimming by. When the venom is injected into the fish it is paralyzed and can be swallowed whole. A teenager, Michael McIntosh, who started to he...

Venomous Cone Snails Relieve Chronic Back Pain

...nt shapes, will be among thousands of eye-catching shells on display and for sale at the annual event, the l...er a variety of items for sale. There will be free shells for children and the chance to meet SpongeBob SquarePants from Nickelodeon. Academy scientists will ...

Virus Can Mutate lethally With Help Of Carbohydrates

...soccer balls, and between them their outer protein shells were different by only 14 out of more than 500 amino acids. They also found that a couple of years back these normally mild MVMp viruses mutated quite suddenly and became harmful to the defenseless mice. Agbandje-McKenna, who is associated with bot...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

... Destroy discarded objects like old tyres, coconut shells and bottles, as they collect and store rain water Wear bright and light color clothing, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothing. Wear long sleeved clothes and long pants. Wear boots and socks and if necessary tuck the pants into the sock...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

... Destroy discarded objects like old tyres, coconut shells and bottles, as they collect and store rain water · Wear bright and light color clothing, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothing. · Wear long sleeved clothes and long pants. · Wear boots and socks and if necessary tuck the pants into the soc...

Now, Silica Nanobubbles for Targeted Drug Delivery

...s the entrapment of antibiotics within nanoceramic shells and their delivery into cells", he said. The drug-...eriments, Pradeep and his colleagues incubated the shells containing the antibiotic (or a fluorescence label) with E. coli bacteria and observed the distribut...

Researchers Explore the Effect of Engineered Immune Cells on HIV

... alter the HIV viral invaders and use their hollow shells as delivery vehicles to insert DNA that will counteract the infection. The "Cadillac" of this gene delivery system is an HIV-based "lentiviral vector," a type of retrovirus that uses the backbone of a virus to infect both dividing and nondividing c...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...f tiny marine creatures called foraminifera. Their shells preserve a chemical record of how the balance of carbon in the ocean changed dramatically about 55 million years ago. At the same time, temperatures soared more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, killing off more than half the different species of foraminif...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...tations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect rubber milk and leave it open, making it a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Like dengue, another mosquito-borne disease, there is no vaccine for Chikungunya, and at best, symptoms can be countered through painkillers, intake of fluids...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

.... They analysed the amount of barium in plankton shells found in an ocean sediment core drilled beneath the Gulf of Guinea. Barium is found in freshwater run-off from the river Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the northern latitudes w...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...urces, and range from aloe to licorice, crustacean shells to the mineral chromium picolinate. Although many people assume natural means safe, the products can have drug-like properties and cause serious health problems. But unlike pharmaceuticals, natural weight-loss remedies don't have to go through rigoro...

Depleted Uranium Weapons can Cause Lung Cancer

... radioactive metal that is used in armour-piercing shells and huge amounts of this metal was used by US and UK army during the Iraq invasion in 2003. In the first study undertaken to find out DU's effects on human lung cells, toxicologist John Wise and colleagues at the University of Southern Maine in Po...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...uo searched sediments in the ponds and dug out the shells of diatoms-microbes that grow protective mineral sheaths around themselves. "In recent years there has actually been more rain and snow in this region than a couple of decades ago, but because of global warming, the summers are warmer, so the ponds...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...tations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect rubber milk and leave it open, making it a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. A team of experts from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi has already visited the state to take stock of the situation....

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...ion of certain forms of carbon and nitrogen in the shells with the proportions found in fish and krill, the researchers could tell what the birds had been eating. According to Emslie, the penguin menu remained biased towards fish until about 200 years ago. The switch to krill took place thereafter. Bo...

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