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NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

... may have occurred. However, public health experts fear that the virus may evolve into one that is more easily transmitted between people. If this were to happen, a worldwide pandemic could follow. Influenza pandemics are global outbreaks that emerge infrequently and unpredictably and involve strains of ...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...ll enable women to be tested regularly without the fear of over-exposure to radiation, a problem with existing X-ray tests. Currently, in order to detect cancer at an early stage ?which is extremely important for successful treatment - many women are dependent on self-examination which can prove unreliabl...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

...orded whether the rats froze -- was immobilized by fear -- or stayed active. All groups of rats froze the... immune stress, the early-infected rats learned to fear the place where they'd been shocked significantly less often than rats who had not been infected as ...

Youth With HIV Take More Risks After New Meds Introduced

...youth, such as substance-using youth, because they fear the youth will not adhere to the treatment regimen." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-quarter of the 40,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year occur in people under age 21. ...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...age. "In many places where families once lived in fear of losing their children to measles, they're now protected by an effective and inexpensive vaccine," said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. "What clearer proof could there be of the value of investing in immunization?" The dramatic declin...

Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight

...s of agrochemicals, Kamoun said. But some experts fear that the pathogen is making a comeback. "Given the recent widespread occurrence of new fungicide-resistant strains of this pathogen, it could be considered a reemerging threat to global food security," Kamoun said. "Disturbing reports predict that p...

Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-flight

...l are an important public health issue. Heightened fear of bioterrorism agents has cased health officials to re-examine the potential of these agents to be spread by air travel. The SARS outbreak of 2002 showed how air travel can have an important role in the rapid spread of newly emerging infections and ...

Depression gene may weaken mood-regulating circuit

... In this case, it turned out that the amygdala, a fear processing hub deep in the brain and the cingulate... they were looking at scary faces, which activates fear circuitry. Those with the short variant showed less functional connectivity, in the same circuit. N...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...ermine the precise origin of the outbreak. Experts fear that the number of cases will rise in the immediate future. Teams of WHO and Ministry of Health epidemiologists and paediatricians remain on the ground, to investigate and control the outbreak and to intensify the planning for appropriate supplement...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

... develop and test ways to try to induce coyotes to fear humans without harming them. "We need to determine what people are doing, for example, to encourage coyotes into their yards, such as feeding dogs or cats outdoors and leaving the dishes out or leaving animals out at night," says Curtis. The DEC es...

Study identifies gene in mice that may control risk-taking behavior in humans

... emotional-memory formation and development of the fear response, according to research led by James Olson...nal learning and the development of traits such as fear and aggression. Long-term behavioral studies of mice with no neuroD2 genes were not possible because...

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior

...d empathetic, even in situations that would elicit fear and anxiety in healthy people. They will eagerly, ...ence increased anxiety that is non-social, such as fear of spiders or heights (phobias) and worry excessively. For several years, scientists have suspected...

Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria

... other than tuberculosis and meningitis due to the fear of spread of resistant mutations," said Vladimir Svetlov, a study co-author and a research associate in microbiology at Ohio State. "Those mutations could render these antibiotics ineffective against most of the serious health threats that they are ...

Study charts origins of fear

...niversity in China have identified where emotional fear memory and pain begin by studying the biochemical ...hat regulates emotion and memory, as the origin of fear memory. "This is critical as it changes how and where scientists thought fear was developed," says...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

... be used as a bioterrorist agent. Disease experts fear that samples of the smallpox virus may have fallen into the hands of terrorists at some point. This concern has led to the creation of worldwide stockpiles of the smallpox vaccine over the last several years. Kronenberg said that if further study ...

Women feel more pain than men, research shows

...ere different. Researchers believe that it is the fear of anxiety-related sensations and an increased tendency to negatively interpret such sensations, both of which are more predominant in women than men that influences women's experiences of pain. "Chest pain is associated with coronary heart disease,...

Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study

...tnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Public health experts fear that avian flu could lead to a worldwide pandemic if the virus becomes easily transmittable,leading to a public health crisis. Currently, most people are highly vulnerable to infection from avianinfluenza, as the current influenza vaccines do not p...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...re, in part because some leaders hold stigma and fear about the disease, according to a new study by The New York Academy of Medicine in the upcoming issue of the international journal AIDS Education and Prevention. This special issue devoted to Asians/Pacific Islanders and HIV is being published this w...

Gene controls whether fear is a factor

...hat controls the ability to react with appropriate fear to impending danger. As a result, mice lacking the... within the mammalian brain is that which controls fear conditioning, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying fear reactions," said lead a...

The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

...the-counter solutions for the numerous people with fear of cancer in the back of their minds. The Nutrition and Cancer article is co-authored by Nevada nutrition Professor David Wilson and University of Nevada medical school Professors Steven Schiff, Stephen Bajo and Randall Pierce. ...

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