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The insect vector always bites twice

...constitutes now an important research path for new surveillance and prevention strategies. ...

New host species for avian influenza identified

...arious global strains of the virus. An eight-year surveillance study, which included more than 36,000 wild migrat...us spread by wild birds and with the design of new surveillance studies for high and low pathogenic avian influenza in migratory birds. ...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...-of-concept measurements of an "acoustic tripwire" surveillance system for detecting intruders in harbor entrances. Their technique is designed for the shallow-water (less than 20 meters deep) choke points of harbor entrances, which often have high levels of ambient noise. Peter J. Stein ( pstein@scisol.com ) of...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

... "We have detected VHSV in channel catfish in our surveillance efforts," said Bowser. "The ability of the virus to go beyond a carrier state and cause disease in this important aquaculture species is a major research question we plan to investigate this year."...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...ctively, the centers will expand NIAID’s influenza surveillance program internationally and in the United States, ...nt’s existing international and domestic influenza surveillance efforts, further our understanding of influenza viruses, and generate the information and tools nece...

Study suggests some drug resistance to influenza B medications

...iblings shedding the mutant viruses. “Continued surveillance for the emergence or spread of neuraminidase inhibitor–resistant influenza viruses is critically important,?the authors write. “Further evaluation of the biological properties of neuraminidase inhibitor–resistant influenza viruses is needed to fully ...

Researchers learn what sparks plant growth

... which builds on more than a decade of painstaking surveillance of cellular communication between different types of plant tissues, shows clearly for the first time how plants "decide" to grow. The research, conducted by Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Joanne Chory at The...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

...ndings emphasize the importance of regular medical surveillance for these patients, the authors say. Retinoblast...that survivors continue to undergo regular medical surveillance for sarcomas in their adult years," the authors write. In an editorial, Anna Meadows, M.D., of The...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...l applications." Near-term applications include surveillance and automobile driver's assistance, and eventually visual search engines, biomedical imaging analysis, robots with realistic vision. On the neuroscience end, this research is essential for designing augmented sensory prostheses, such as one that coul...

Are journal rankings distorting science?

... the problems. For example, extending the citation surveillance period, applying weightings to adjust for the average number of references across journals, or scoring journals on only their most important papers. It’s easy to criticise bibliometrics, but we should attempt to refine them and debate in parallel ...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...d, he said, "it underscores the need for continued surveillance of nicotine delivery in products created by an unregulated industry." In an opinion in US vs. Philip Morris USA et. al. Judge Gladys Kessler wrote that tobacco companies "can and do control the level of nicotine delivered in order to create and su...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...requirements for finished products and post-market surveillance for potential adverse effects. ...

Scientists discover new virus caused deaths of transplant recipients from single donor

...on their work and utilizing new tools for pathogen surveillance and discovery developed in the Greene Laboratory and 454 Life Sciences." ...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...relevant to national security, and current disease surveillance systems in the United States (U.S.) require an integrated computational environment to support easy access to a set of universal tools, novel algorithmic approaches and tracking mechanisms for reproducibility at a global level. Having Asian resea...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...ory Network have developed a new tool for pathogen surveillance and discovery—the GreeneChip System. The GreeneCh...ans need a comprehensive set of tools for pathogen surveillance and detection." GreeneChip features include a comprehensive microbial sequence database that inte...

'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity

...oxide to help bring the immune system back down to surveillance levels after an "attack mode" response to foreign material. The impotence drugs seem to reverse this process, stopping the production of nitric oxide by MDSCs thereby allowing other immune cells to "see" the cancer and attack it, says Paolo Seraf...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...ases. "We found that a well-prepared response of surveillance and containment, if done quickly, within a day or ... researchers were charged with determining whether surveillance and containment ?isolation of detected smallpox cases and vaccination of their close contacts ?would...

Twenty Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives

...ssues such as respiratory diseases. In addition, a surveillance network established in 1995 to monitor malaria infection in the camps along the border has now received funding to track the development of the avian influenza virus. ...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

...elp a Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism surveillance program differentiate between normal and suspicious fluctuations in airborne pathogens. It will also help scientists establish a baseline of airborne microbes, which they can use to track how climate change affects bacterial populations. "We want ...

Incidence of stroke decreases over last 50 years

...f stroke risk factor data every 2 years and active surveillance for occurrence of stroke or death. The researchers found that the age-adjusted annual incidence of clinical stroke and atherothrombotic brain infarctions (ABI) in participants age 55 to 94 years decreased over the 3 periods. The incidence of clini...

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