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Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine

... The highly contagious and often fatal illness was wiped from the planet more than 2 decades ago, but experts fear it could resurface in a biowarfare attack. The U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Tommy Thompson said that initial tests were promising of the vaccine held in storage by Drug firm, Avent...

Drop in global deaths from measles

...ca and southern Africa. Measles has been virtually wiped out in the industrialized countries but still continues to exist in the developing countries.// According to reports from WHO an estimated 777,000 children died from measles in 2000 and this is about 11 percent fewer than in the previous year. Data o...

Drug Delivery Made More Patient Friendly And Safe

...can be uploaded to a central database. The data is wiped from the wristband and can be fitted to a new patient. The wristband is held to be a really practical use of electronic-tagging in medical equipment design and promises for an extra level of security to both staff and patients, ensuring that the cor...

Breakthrough In New Vaccine For Malaria

...es in the blood of these animals and in some cases wiped them out entirely - outperforming even the immune systems of naturally resistant humans. The vaccine also showed long-lasting promise, with blood from some of the immunised individuals showing strong resistance a year later. "This is the first ma...

Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction

...en over two-thirds of amphibians and reptiles were wiped out. Possibilities like a deep sea methane release, an asteroid hitting the earth, or a greenhouse effect were contemplated by scientists as reasons for the mass extinction. According to Discovery News, the eruption was the earth's biggest outpo...

Marine Reserves Protect Coral Reefs

...han 20 years ago sea urchins in the Caribbean were wiped out by disease, leaving parrotfish as the main grazer of reef surfaces. The fish use their teeth to remove seaweed from the reef which allows new corals to settle and grow. This grazing process is essential to the health of the system. Caribbean reef...

Typhoid May Have Resulted In The Fall Of Athens

... result of this // epidemic, which is said to have wiped out a third of the city-state’s population. The origins of the epidemic was in Ethiopia, between 430-426 BC, which later spread to Athens. Thucydides, the Greek historian, who also suffered from the disease and recovered from it reported about the ...

Poultry Business In Gujarat Badly Hit

...t it is reported that 80% of the business has been wiped out. In Utchal taluka of Surat 90,000 chickens have been culled.// Ramesh Patel, secretary of the Gujarat Broiler Farmers' Association, said Sunday that the poultry industry in Gujarat is losing Rs.10 million a day. "Although the government has ...

Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems

...e impact is major. A disease outbreak in the 1930s wiped out 90 percent of eelgrass in the North Atlantic. The scallop fishery in the mid-Atlantic disappeared, says Short, and “it’s never really come back.” In Thailand, where SeagrassNet researchers have begun investigating the impact of the 2004 tsunami o...

Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers

...of the common childhood illness, which was all but wiped out with the widespread use of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. "The state of Iowa has been experiencing a large mumps outbreak that began in December 2005," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. "This ou...

Single Sugar Enables Antibody to Treat Inflammation

...VIG activity by a factor of ten, while removing it wiped out the therapeutic activity altogether. This discovery, Ravetch says, has potentially huge implications, and his lab is now working to generate a recombinant form of IgG that, by virtue of a sialic acid molecule attached in the right place, will be ...

Stigma of AIDS at the workplace

... because they realise that their workforce will be wiped out if they don't react. But it's very slow, very few companies are coming forward. My biggest challenge is to get companies to come on board." There's growing realization even in European economies that the government cannot fight the battle again...

Tribals in the Brink of Extinction due to Malnutrition and Diseases

...n't start delivering, the tribals here may well be wiped out, according to Grassroots Features. "Located inside the buffer zone of the wildlife sanctuary, the village has no roads," complained Kumara Singh, a local social activist. "During the rains, the village remains cut off from the outside world fo...

Cash Rewards for Meghalaya Tribes to Encourage Baby Boom

...great fear that Khasi and Jaintia tribes could get wiped out if we do not encourage bigger families from now onwards and hence a systematic campaign has been launched by us," said KHADC chief H.S. Shylla. "Last week we rewarded a mother of 17 children with a cash prize of Rs.16,000. We are soon going to ...

Medicinal Plant Rediscovered After 115 Years

...st cover had led to many of the rare species being wiped out. The Texas Bacata, the yew tree, is an example of unregulated exploitation of forest wealth. The bark of this tree is processed to make Taxol, a known treatment of ovarian cancer. Source-IANS...

Germ - Chemo Combo Fights Cancer

...el Cancer Center. The combo approach temporarily wiped out both large and small tumors in almost 100 mice and permanently cured more than two-thirds of them. The likely explanation for the greater cancer cell kill by the combination treatment is that the bacteria expose the tumors to six times the amo...

Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas

...ecotourism revenue to local people. Ebola not only wiped out the habituated gorillas at Lossi, it also neutralized years of ecotourism investment in neighbouring Odzala National Park by devastating gorilla populations there. "We are in a period where relatively modest investments in both Ebola control an...

Toll of a Potential Flu Pandemic Runs into Millions

...e the line of the infamous 1918 Spanish flu, which wiped out nearly 20 million people in a single sweep. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Queensland studied the data gathered from 27 countries to understand the fallout of the 1918 flu. The figures were related with...

Research on Vaccine Against Ebola Virus

...ommunity of apes who are in the process of getting wiped out due to this deadly virus. According to Steven Jones who is leading this research, the Ebola virus could bring more harm to great apes than to human population. This virus is said to be contacted from a specific species of bats by the primate co...

Weed Killer Plays a Pivotal Role in Those With Genetic Vulnerability to Parkinson’

...ain known as dopamine neurons, were almost totally wiped out or destroyed within a day. These neurons produce the neuro transmitter dopamine. A paucity of dopamine caused by destruction of these neurons results in Parkinson’s diseases. No one knows till now what exactly causes the destruction of these n...

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