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Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...t of gene researcher J. Craig Venter, provided the specimen that researchers used to sequence the canine genes. "Shadow is now one of history's most valuable dogs," said Venter, founder and leader of one of the two teams that first sequenced the human genome. The rough draft shows dogs have about 2.4 bill...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...t of gene researcher J. Craig Venter, provided the specimen that researchers used to sequence the canine genes. "Shadow is now one of history's most valuable dogs," said Venter, founder and leader of one of the two teams that first sequenced the human genome. The rough draft shows dogs have about 2.4 bill...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

...llows three-dimensional analysis of an object. The specimen is put in and the microscope is programmed to step down at fine intervals, perform its series of scans, and collect 3D coordinates for each data point. The result is like a map of the earth that shows mountains, valleys and plains in full relief, onl...

The Polymicrobial Nature Of Diabetic Foot Infections

... therapy 30 days prior to taking the cultures. The specimen was cultured using aerobic and anaerobic microbiological techniques. Isolates were tested for susceptibility to commonly used antimicrobial therapy. S. aureus and P. aeruginosa were found to be the most common causes of diabetic foot infe...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

...ell nuclei by detecting several thousand cells per specimen and reduces the data to a single score that predicts the likelihood of the presence of cancer. Of the total specimens collected the researchers found 66 percent sensitivity at 70 percent specificity for lung cancer detection. The new cheek buccal cel...

Smoking Marijuana Increases The Risk Of Bladder Cancer

...bladder cancer when blood is detected in the urine specimen of a young patient and he should be questioned about the use of marijuana. Many bladder cancer patients use marijuana to treat the side effects of chemotherapy and increase their appetite but this should be avoided as it would be doing them more ...

UIC Study Throws Light On Sexual Assaults

...ts. Subjects provided two urine samples and a hair specimen and completed a questionnaire that asked them to describe the assault and any drugs they were using. "The urine and hair specimens were analyzed for about 45 drugs that have either been detected in sexual assault victims or whose pharmacology could b...

MRI-guided Breast Biopsy Pronounced a Success

...e operating room," Dr. Erguvan-Dogan said. Whole specimen and sliced specimen radiography was performed in 10 patients, and X-raying the lesion as a whole and in slices proved to...

Specimen Radiography Confirms Success of MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy

... operating room,” Dr. Erguvan-Dogan said. Whole specimen and sliced specimen radiography was performed in 10 patients, and X-raying the lesion as a whole and in slices proved to...

Global avian flu database

...ng the illness lasted, and what part of the body a specimen was taken from”, she said. "All of this informat...as whether the virus came directly from a clinical specimen or from an isolate obtained by amplifying the original specimen”, she explained. "All of these det...

Automated Technique Accurately Measures Platelet Counts in "Platelet Gel" Products

... sample of the patient's own blood and producing a specimen with a very high concentration of platelets. Platelets are blood cells that play a crucial role in blood clotting, and also carry certain blood factors that contribute to wound healing. Studies have suggested that PRP preparations may promote heali...

Indian Jailed for Defrauding Britain's NHS

...rlane. In October, Thapar pleaded guilty to four specimen charges of obtaining property by deception, costing the NHS 37,500 pounds. Police said it was impossible to estimate the total figure defrauded from the NHS. Thapar was also ordered by the court to pay 37,500 pounds compensation to a local Enfield ...

Specialists Mystified by Coughing Cases

... symptoms similar to the common cold. To collect a specimen for testing, a cotton swab- like probe is threaded through the nose and into the back of the throat. But Dr. Alfred DeMaria, director of communicable disease control for the state, said: "People generally don't like it much when you do that, but yo...

Rift Valley Fever in the United Republic of Tanzania

...l investigation, including active case finding and specimen collection. Two cases from Arusha and Tanga were confirmed by the WHO-accredited Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) laboratory. By mid-February 2007, 8 cases were reported: 4 fatal cases were confirmed by KEMRI, while the remaining 4 cases fr...

Man Sentenced to Prison for Concealing HIV Status While Donating Blood

...ast September before Bio-Blood tested the Sept. 13 specimen and found it HIV positive. State law requires contaminated blood to be destroyed. According to researchers there is a 90% risk of HIV transmission through infected blood products which is higher than the risk from any other transmission means. H...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

...e available via high speed web connections. "The specimen is still actually in the skull. It hasn't been cut by a knife. It has not been dehydrated and distorted as it would be in conventional histological techniques," Johnson said. The researcher says that MRI scanning is quicker and costs less than con...

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