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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) Proudly Announces Its First Elephant Calf Born From Artificial Insemination

It's A Boy! The 22nd Calf Born into the Ringling Bros.(R) Conservation and Breeding Program VIENNA, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation (R) proudly announces the birth of a healthy male Asian elephant -- marking the twe...

New Alexander, the Elephant Who Couldn't Eat Peanuts DVDs Help Children With Food Allergies

Alexander the Elephant Leads the Way to Educating Children With Food Allergies FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is proud to announce the release of two animated DVDs that both entertain and educate children about food allergie...

Conference on Elephant Tuberculosis Research Establishes Action Plan at International Symposium on Elephant Conservation

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservationists and scientists from around the world gathered for the 2007 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium, in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium was hosted by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation(...

Jharkhand Elephant may Have Been Poisoned

An eight-year-old elephant which died under mysterious circumstances not far from here may have been poisoned, officials say//. The animal died Tuesday in Huntar village, 45 km from Ranchi. Forest officials are awaiting an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death. But they suspect it was poiso...

Catastrophic Elephant Man Drug Trial Victims Injected Recklessly

Experts allege that victims of the terrible 'Elephant Man' clinical trial were given the test drug injections at a 'reckless' rate.// The drug, a monoclonal antibody was TGN 1412 that is supposed to fight leukaemia, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Confidential documents have reveal...

A Royal Flush And A White Elephant

Due to a recent shoot out, the government of Nepal paid compensation of Nepali Rs. 150,000 ($2,100) to the family of slain cabbie//. The taxi driver was shot dead in Kathmandu valley Monday during a shutdown called by the Maoist guerrillas ahead of the Feb 8 local polls. The government also p...

Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

...ornia" 2nd Place for Wildlife, $2,500 Laura Waring, Royal Veterinary College D07ZO-636 : The Effect of Population Density on African elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) Endoparasite Burden: A Study of Three South African National Parks 3rd Place for Wildlife, $1,500 Santiago Diaz, U...

Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

...; it was very difficult to ignore. And he continued until he was fed," she said. Although McComb's prior work had centered on animals as exotic as the elephant or lion, it got her to thinking -- why was this particular vocalization so compelling? "I wanted to get to the bottom of it." She quickly found out...

Charlotte Cowan MD Honored by Obama Administration for Innovative 'Doctor Hippo' Series of Children's Books

...Series of children's picture books. Each of Dr. Cowan's books , The Little elephant with the Big Earache, Peeper Has a Fever, Katie Caught a Cold, Sadie's Sore...y found in the Departments of Public Health of ten states where The Little elephant with the Big Earache has been used for Antibiotic Awareness Outreach Progr...

Elephant Ensemble Theater Launches New Tour at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Island

... NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- elephant Ensemble Theater, a company that brings free perfo...ve boroughs, nationally and across the globe. elephant Ensemble presents valuable role models for childre...k Presbyterian Children's Hospital, among others. elephant Ensemble Theater first performed at the RMHLI last...

Matthew Reeve to Host The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's Annual Hamptons Summer Soiree

...will be celebrating its annual Hamptons Summer Soiree at the Pink elephant Southampton -- hosted by Matthew Reeve, the eldest son of Christo... research. WHEN: August 9, 2008 7PM - 11PM WHERE: Pink elephant Southampton 281 County Road 39A Route 27 @ North Main S...

AVMA Passes New Policy to Encourage Humane Treatment of Captive Elephants, Appropriate Use of Training Tools

...ry Medical Association (AVMA) issued a new policy offering guidance on the humane treatment and handling of elephants by veterinarians and handlers. elephant handlers and veterinarians generally use two tools in handling and training elephants, tethers to restrict movement temporarily and a shaft with a blu...

mtvU Unleashes Month OF Exclusive Album 'Leaks' & Music Video Premieres in Continued Fight Against Darfur Genocide

... -- Jamie Lidell - JIM -- Gossip - Live in Liverpool April 15th May 6th -- Tokyo Police Club - elephant Shell -- Emmanuel Jal - Warchild -- Kid Sister - EP -- Kidz in the Hall - The In Crowd -- The Fashion - The Fashion -- El Pe...

Older People Want to Use Technology to Help Them Remain at Home

...en older Americans want to be able to stay in their own homes and they are willing to use technology that can help them do that. Cost, however, is the elephant in the room--how to pay remains a big obstacle." There is also a conflicting perspective between caregivers and those likely to need care. People ...

TV Could Be Disrupting Your Kid's Sleep

...V and video as part of their child's sleep routine," said Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician at the University of Washington and co-author of "The elephant in the Living Room: Make TV Work for Your Kids". "Watching television before bed makes it more difficult for children to fall asleep," he added. "S...

Elephant Ensemble Theater Brings New Production to Bronx Hospitals

... elephant Ensemble Theater Performs Thumbelina for Kids at M...re NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- elephant Ensemble Theater will bring their 2008 production ...itals who do not have significant programming. elephant Ensemble presents valuable role models for the chi...

It's National Patient Recognition Week - Here's How You Can Do Something Special for Someone Facing Illness

...s to communities of support. "Take the risk of trying to express your feelings, which is much better than having the patient think you're avoiding the elephant in the room." National Patient Recognition Week was founded in 1995 to honor patients and give healthcare organizations the opportunity to "demonstr...

Watching Violent TV at Pre-School Age Linked to Aggression in Young Boys

..., and that baby DVDs and videos that purport to enhance language development may in fact actually hinder it. Together they are authors of the book The elephant in the Living Room: Make TV Work for Your Kids, a guide for parents. About Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, Wash. At the fo...

Advancement in DNA Research may Bring Back Woolly Mammoth

...osest relative, the Asian elephant. Then you could genetically engineer the elephant DNA, point by point, so that it matches the mammoth DNA,' he said. ... cell, and implanting it in an elephant's womb, you could create a modified elephant that's nearly identical to the original mammoth. Or it could become possibl...

Emotions Play 'significant Role' in Recovery from Hip Surgery

...ulously,' and they respond, 'No, I'm not. I ache. They're not doing well, but why? It appears to have a lot to do with their emotional state. It's the elephant in the exam room - that is, something doctors need to acknowledge is a real issue," he said. And one way of dealing with this issue, Dr Moed s...

India’s Biotech Companies- Jumbos Waiting to Gro

.... Says Singer: "At the moment we think of biotech in India as the baby elephant where information technology is the adult elephant. But that baby elephant is going to grow. "Any biotech or biopharma player in the industrialize...

Free health check-ups for captive elephants

...Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA). The elephant Welfare Association, Trissur, and the elephant Study Centre at Kerala Agricultural University are...ct was assessed through a pilot study where mobile elephant clinics were set up and the team examined nearly 1...

Artificial Liver from Cord Blood Stem cells

...rocedure. New drugs can be tested in such mini organs instead of direct human trials. This is useful in avoiding several tragedies like the recent elephant Man case, in which, dreadful physical damage had occurred in the human volunteers. Scientists are hopeful that in a few years time, parts of the m...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...mals to be sequenced are: the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus); domestic cat (Felis catus); guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability...

Octarms for robots for better grasping of objects

...field of robotics the latest is that of the development of an analog to our hand which resembles and works in a similar way as that of tentacles or an elephant trunk. // It is said that these tentacles can grasp and grapple a wide variety of objects. Initially the robots could not do this and rely on mechanic...

The Chemistry Of Sexual Attraction Between Male And Female Elephants

...est. The researchers argue that release of a specific proportion of two mirror images of the pheromone, frontalin, depends on whether the male elephant is mature enough and has reached a particular stage of musth. "This study reveals the precision and specificity of inter-animal signaling possi...

Kasturba Medical College Organizes 'CME- Orth 2005' From 4th To 6th November

...hniques are being followed even today. The museum was opened in 1954 and is open to the public through the week at a nominal entrance fee. The elephant and whale skulls and the long king cobra skeleton continue to fascinate many visitors. The unique interactive teaching environment attracts students f...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...ntify the genetic source of many human disorders, they said. Researchers said their labs can now do three other mammal species, probably the whale, elephant and dolphin, for what it would have cost to carry the dog genome to an 8 X fidelity. "We can do more species at lower cost and still annotate [ide...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...ntify the genetic source of many human disorders, they said. Researchers said their labs can now do three other mammal species, probably the whale, elephant and dolphin, for what it would have cost to carry the dog genome to an 8 X fidelity. "We can do more species at lower cost and still annotate [ide...
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