Tag: "troops" at biology news
A little stress gives beneficial oomph! to immune system
...that happens, the brain releases hormones that set troops
of these immune cells into motion. The cells travel to potential battle stations ?primarily the skin along with the lymph nodes that drain the skin. "Most immune challenges or wounds involve on the skin or other epithelial linings of the body," Dhab...
South Africa still debating how to tackle HIV/AIDS when 5 million are infected
...enemy" of HIV/AIDS, and said 23% of South Africa's troops
are infected with HIV - a similar rate to the adult population at large. The army is taking part in a US-funded programme to see how AIDS is affecting its combat-readiness, and this includes giving anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to some 1,000 soldiers...
Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold
...efire between the Maoist insurgents and government troops
a month ago. Since 1986, 70 rhinos were translocated to Bardia National Park, but only three were found last week in the Babai Valley. Thirteen tigers were reported in the area between 1998-2001 but the WWF team found evidence of just three. This si...
Detecting explosives with honeybees
...ent a critical vulnerability for American military troops
abroad and is an emerging danger for civilians worldwide. By studying bee behavior and testing and improving on technologies already on the market, Los Alamos scientists developed methods to harness the honey bee's exceptional olfactory sense where...