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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...del. With seasonal flu, protective immunity ?a flu shot ?lasts only one year. Thus, individuals must decide each year whether or not to participate in a vaccination program. The model Blower's team developed is inspired by game theory, used in economics to predict how non-communicating, selfish indivi...

UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough

...to protect people against both diseases in the one shot and, even better, the recombinant vaccine model could potentially be used for most infectious diseases and some cancers, Professor Tindle said. Playing a key role in the research group is international expert on recombinant vaccines, Dr Scott Thoms...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...le will be persuaded, but it's certainly a warning shot across the bow." "While the majority of archaeologists argue the rivers were the major conduit for populations," he adds, "there is an increasing vocalization that there was much more widespread habitat transformation; that you still had a bulk o...

It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds

...t attacks. A glass of beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of liquor each counts as one drink. Moderate consumption of alcohol is known to be linked to a lower risk of heart disease. But, since alcohol can increase blood pressure, would the same be true for men who have high blood pressure? The new stu...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

...(135 micrograms), and one-third received a placebo shot that didn’t include vaccine. Each of the “real?sho... same as those usually reported from a typical flu shot ?mainly mild arm pain. Then, in the months that followed, there were seven cases of flu in the gr...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...ou had a vasectomy?" he demanded next. Eight hands shot up. Weintraub and her team of researchers surveyed 47 men with PPA who were being treated at Northwestern's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center and 57 men with no cognitive impairment who were community volunteers. They ranged from...

Computer scientists join in search for ivory-billed woodpecker

...rutinize the images stored in the hard disks for a shot of the ivory-billed woodpecker. In addition to Luneau, the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Audubon Arkansas, Nature Conservancy in Arkansas, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Woodruff Electric Cooperative...

Update on census of world's most endangered cat -- Female Amur leopard found dead

... found that the 77 pound mature female leopard was shot in the back side. The bullet came through tail bone, crushed the hip bones and lodged in the belly. She was then beaten to death with a heavy object. “The killing of even one female is a huge loss for a cat on the brink of extinction,?said Darron...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

... was added to the room, the particle concentration shot up in both cases, on some occasions up to 100 times the original level. Adding limonene to the room when a purifier was not operating produced little change in the overall particle level. The scientists also developed a mathematical model that pre...

Brown scientists map structure of DNA-doctoring protein complex

... the proteins, placing them in a gel that was then shot through with light. Sun measured the wavelengths of light as they bounced between the molecules of dye. Those measurements were then fed into a special software program created by Dale Mierke, a Brown professor of medical science, which plotted their...

Archerfish tune their shots to universal properties of prey adhesion

... energetic cost of the shot; doubling speed of the shot would require quadrupled energetic cost. ...

Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

...ains in vaccines, the traditional killed-virus flu shot was found to be effective in preventing influenza ...t previously been studied head-to-head against the shot in adults with laboratory confirmation. The killed-virus flu shot is usually billed as 70 to 90 pe...

Steep oxygen decline halted first land colonization by Earth's sea creatures

...ion years ?during which Romer's Gap occurred ?then shot up again, and vertebrates and arthropods again began moving from the sea to land. "It matches two waves of colonization of the land," Ward said. "In the first wave the animals' lungs couldn't have been very good and when the oxygen level dropped i...

New 'self-exploding' microcapsules could take sting out of drug delivery

...tance, certain vaccines could be given in a single shot with the "booster" microcapsules timed to rupture at appropriate intervals. ...

H5N1 avian flu virus vaccine induces immune responses in healthy adults

...le; about one month later, they received a booster shot of the same vaccine dosage or the placebo. The research team collected blood samples before each vaccination and one month after the second vaccination. Before the study could be expanded, an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board assessed the...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

... likely to motivate health care workers to get the shot is that it benefits patients, not themselves. How...s are free shots for all staff, easy access to flu shot clinics on site, flexible vaccination hours, emphasis on patient safety aspects of the program, educ...

Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds

...ere bats like to snag their prey. In the lab, Zook shot mealworms covered with flour into the air and recorded how the bats caught them. He could tell from the flour imprints on the wings that the bats caught their prey almost exclusively in the stretch-sensitive sweet spots. ...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...el for three days. The patrol boat fired a warning shot across its bow then boarded it to seize an illegal catch of 60 tonnes of Patagonian toothfish. "Usually the system is more dissuasive than repressive," Schwab concluded. "Today, illegal fishing has almost disappeared. It seems that the unscrupulous...

Health benefits of a Christmas brandy

Drinking a shot of smooth full-flavoured brandy this Christmas cou... the distilling process, Dr Troup said. He said a shot (30mls) of brandy would give the equivalent antioxidant potential to the daily recommended intake of...

U. of Colorado researcher identifies tracks of swimming dinosaur in Wyoming

...en, while going through hundreds of hours of video shot during submersible dives made more than a decade ago, the researchers came across footage that offered an explanation for why sea lilies might get up and go. The videos showed sea urchins lurking in gardens of sea lilies, some of which appeared to be...

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