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Gene clue to antibiotics

...fungi make antibiotics as a form of crude chemical warfare against one another - and only with the advent of penicillin did we find a way of applying this to our own health. Researchers at the Sanger Centre - genome headquarters - have recently announced the solving of the Streptomyces genome - the biggest a...

Smallpox as Biological Weapons?

... States and Russia, and some experts on biological warfare believe it has also been preserved in laboratories in Iraq and North Korea. ...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...s gain. "This is part of what we call the chemical warfare between the sexes, in which one tries to exploit the other." Professor Grammer presented the University of Vienna findings to a British Psychological Society (BPS) conference in London .He also said the oral contraceptive pill could stop a woman pr...

Excavations Reveal Clues Of Early Warfare

...Iraqi border. The findings prove that organized warfare on a large scale were fought during those early days. The 10 foot high protective wall of the settlement displayed signs of extensive damage due to sling bullets and a raging fire. Over 1,200 small oval-shaped bullets and about 120 bigger clay balls ...

Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath

...ased on the techniques employed to detect chemical warfare agents. Dr Paul Thomas led a team of researchers in using a sensor employed to check out explosives at the airports. // The sensor, called a microDMxTM sensor was developed by Sionex Corporation, is now being used by researchers to detect "unheal...

Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US

...hrax and smallpox that can be used as a biological warfare agent. ...

Pranab Mukherjee Urged Military Doctors To Remain On The Cutting Edge

... Monday. Pointing out that the threat of nuclear warfare and the spread of avian flu also needed to be countered, Mukherjee said: As members of the military medical service, it is for you to work for both the armed forces and the civilian authority and to lay down guidelines for public health authorities t...

Healthcare System Remodelled - Iraq

...ion due to a variety of factors including chemical warfare used by the previous authoritarian regime for ethnic suppression. Malnutrition was also a serious concern. It stems from both prolonged political sanctions in the region and mismanagement that impeded the success of the United Nations' oil-for-food p...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...uding nerve agents that have been used in chemical warfare and terrorist attacks, as well as pesticides used in households and on farms worldwide has been provided in the findings that has been published this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Nerve agents,...

Is India Prepared to Face the Epidemics?

...here is the potential threat of YF as a biological warfare agent in the hands of terrorists". Scientists kn...t to people. India's vulnerability to biological warfare attack by YF has been known since World War II. According to C.G. Pandit, former director general of...

$ 8.1 Million Grant to Tackle Bioterrorism

...rrorists all over that there could be a biological warfare in future. This has prompted the federal government to allocate huge sums towards research on combating such threats. The medical college would be involved in devising a tool that would be small, automated and quick in detecting such agents of bio-...

Scientists Find Potential Weakness In Plague Germ

...ts could harness the bacterium as an airborne germ warfare agent to spread pneumonic plague. Writing in the journal Science, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said experiments with mice showed that the onslaught of the bacterium slows markedly when the germ cannot use a ke...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

...n any results. Potential abuses such as biological warfare concern everyone in the field," he said....

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...ons with Vietnam were misleading, with advances in warfare since then meaning that larger areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan could be successfully covered by airlift teams. The military is satisfied with the level of care being provided and does not feel that a dedicated helicopter evacuation fleet is nece...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...the 18th century in a bloody sunset of internecine warfare and cannibalism after the trees which provided fuel and timber were all cut down. Prolonged drought wiped out the advanced Mayan civilisation at Tikal, in modern-day Mexico, around a thousand years ago. And in the 15th century, the last Viking sett...

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