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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...ine vaccination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for prevention. However, recent threats of bioterrorism after 9/11 have spurred the development of a new safer vaccine that can be given to immune-compromised individuals....

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...ans, fish and insects. Presented in a report made public today, the findings from a 2005 expedition led by Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) and a follow-up survey in 2006 demonstrate the value of exploring unknown regions such as Suriname’s rainforest to assess the need to conser...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...rs believe that deposition of this data set in the public domain will open a new era in Alzheimer research. When a scientist suspects a particular gene or pathway maybe implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, they will use these data to see if there is genetic evidence supporting their idea. Reviewing these dat...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...sue. The project is enhanced by the creation of a public database, Nontarget Effects of Bt Crops, developed by NCEAS ecoinformatics expert, Jim Regetz, that will allow other scientists to conduct congruent analyses.” ...

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

...delay its progression, we could have a huge global public health impact.” According to Brookmeyer and his co-authors, interventions that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by as little as one year would reduce prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer cases in 2050. A similar delay in both ...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...s has been made in breast cancer awareness through public education and increased media coverage, women with breast cancer would benefit from more information about advances in treatments after surgery.” According to the survey, nearly all respondents were aware of chemotherapy and radiation. However, f...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...e and get into trouble, and we try to reassure the public that we are prepared to handle nuisance bears and protect their property. This pilot study should help us ask better research questions down the road. We don’t know if we have a self-sustaining population in Missouri or if we simply have a lot of dis...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...ementia. The implication of these findings is that public health efforts to prevent and treat vascular disease could potentially reduce the occurrence of dementia, the researchers say in the paper. The researchers used data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project—an ongoing study of 1,200 elderly voluntee...

Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin

... the legislative protection available to adults in public places.’ But they acknowledge that there are practical difficulties in preventing smoking in private homes because it relies on parents or carers being educated about the harmful effects of passive smoking on their children and then acting on tha...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

...is a critical piece of knowledge as biologists and public agencies increase efforts to re-introduce large ca...pes, but so do the actions of conservationists and public agencies by restoring ecosystems to bring native carnivores back to where they once thrived.” said D...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ing urgent guidelines to health professionals in a public health emergency such as an infectious disease out...itorial discussing how WHO is responding to global public health threats, the PLoS Medicine editors comment that while the time scale for developing the H5N1 ...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...he most important basic and clinical research, and public health initiatives of our time. To recognize that what we put into our environment has potential pandemic effects on pregnancy outcome and possibly on child development is a momentous observation, which hopefully will help transform the way humanity ...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...o rapidly search for similar sequences in existing public databases. Mavrommatis said that a popular approach is to take the sequence, BLAST it against the database, and find the best hit and assume that the sequence queried belongs to the same group of organisms. Other methods use intrinsic features ...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

...ment of Pathology and Immunology. "If so, that has public health implications because we would want to very carefully weigh the risks and benefits of eliminating a virus that our bodies have established a symbiotic relationship with." Scientists previously used vaccination to eliminate the deadly and hig...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...d to control infection. There will be a tremendous public health challenge as well, in an HIV vaccine that d...could not stand alone as a preventive measure; the public health community would need to include it as part of a broader HIV prevention program, so that recip...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... smoking cessation among smokers. Since smoke-free public places appear to facilitate the adoption of smoke-free homes, and as smoke-free air legislation spreads, a rise in protection from secondhand smoke at home can be expected. "However, this does not, preclude the need to take a proactive approach to i...

Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals

...work on this compound after gaining input from the public and a panel of scientific experts about the study design. ...

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

...d against prostate cancer, spurring commercial and public interest in the antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against free radicals, highly reactive atoms and molecules that can damage DNA and other important molecules in the cell. Since free radical damage increases with age, there has been a long-held suspi...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...s a significant impact on health costs in both the public and private sectors." Report co-author, obstetrician Craig Pennell from the School of Women's and Infants' Health at the University of Western Australia, said the changes over the 20 year period in both elective and emergency caesarean suggest tha...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...al government with important information to inform public health strategies for controlling and lessening th...enza pandemic is a major source of concern for the public health community,?says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. “The new NIAID Centers of Excellence fo...

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