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Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study

STANFORD, Calif. The newest revolution in microbiology testing walks on four legs and says "baa." It's the hair sheep, a less-hirsute version of the familiar woolly barnyard resident. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, which is to be published July 3 in PLoS ONE , fin...

Now Scientists Create a Sheep That's 15% Human

Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs//. The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells - and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer...

Scare of Brain Disease Transmitted To Humans from Mutton of Affected Sheep

According to the recent findings it is said that a new disease is haunting people due to eating meat products. Britain’s food watchdog has requested// people to avoid mutton, goat and some sausages. The Food Standards Agency advices caution people about the disease and its similarity to mad cow di...

C O R R E C T I O N -- Osteotech, Inc.

...pany completed its six month posterolateral fusion study of its proprietary MagniFuse Bone Graft in primates. The Company also completed its six month sheep study focused on interbody fusion, comparing MagniFuse directly with INFUSE(R) Bone Graft distributed by Medtronic, Inc. The initial analysis of the ...

Osteotech Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...pany completed its six month posterolateral fusion study of its proprietary MagniFuse Bone Graft in primates. The Company also completed its six month sheep study focused on interbody fusion, comparing MagniFuse directly with INFUSE(R) Bone Graft distributed by Medtronic, Inc. The initial analysis of the ...

Pelvic pain as prevalent in teens as older males, Queen's researchers discover

...ating, and it costs society a lot in direct and indirect ways," says Urology professor Curtis Nickel, who co-authored the study. "CP/CPPS is the black sheep of the urologic diseases," he says. "It used to be prostate cancer, and before that it was ED. We have always been aware that adult men are suffering ...

Give the foie gras a miss

...in weeks. Given that amyloidosis can occur in a wide variety of wild as well as domesticated animals, including chickens, cattle, dogs, goats, horses, sheep and, rarely, cats and pigs, Greger suggests that urgent research is now needed to ensure we are not eating food that might one day lead to amyloidosis...

NC State researchers find new bartonella species that infects humans

...tween a species of bacteria most commonly found in sheep and human illness. Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, pr...s name has yet to be formally accepted. In nature, sheep are the most likely hosts for B. melophagi and transmission among sheep is thought to occur via a wingless fly known as a ...

Fido Got Run Over By a Reindeer: The 10 Vet Bills That Stole Christmas

.../ -- Sure, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn't mean Rover won't get sick, break a leg, or eat a nativity set. "He ate a sheep and a wise man," said Deborah Breen of Brewster, New York, whose American bulldog Achilles made a snack of her holiday decorations. "He didn't need su...

Scientists Make Clones of Mice Dead 16 Years

...ach, it really could be quite beneficial to how we deal with clinical problems today." Scientists have cloned other species -- including celebrity sheep Dolly -- by using two live cells. Genetic material is taken from an unfertilized egg and then transferred to another live cell for "incubation," a pro...

PBS KIDS(R) and PBS KIDS GO!(sm) Explore Halloween's Tricks and Treats

...fore Halloween, when Pig sleepwalks and everyone thinks he's a ghost! Sheep's Halloween Costume - It's Halloween - Sheep's favorite day of the year. sheep likes nothing more than to dress up, so she always goes out of her way to make herself a special costume. But what will she do when her WordFriends ne...

This Mother's Day, Surprise Mom With a New Way to Give

...ovides HIV/AIDS-affected households with a starter flock: a dozen chicks to produce eggs, generate income, and improve nutrition. -- sheep ($45): Raising these fleecy critters allows women to create their own income. What's more, the sheep's wool is used to make local textiles. ...

Stem cells from hair follicles may help 'grow' new blood vessels

...ions previously had shown that hair follicles contain stem cells. In the current paper, the UB researchers demonstrate that stem cells isolated from sheep hair follicles contain the smooth muscle cells that grow new vasculature. The group recently produced data showing that stem cells from human hair fol...

Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's

... a whole new organism possessing the exact same DNA as the host. In the absence of any human reproductive cloning to date, the 1996 birth of Dolly the sheep -- the first animal ever to be cloned -- is perhaps the most famous example of this process. Therapeutic cloning is limited to the generation of a ...

Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

...ng copper, cobalt, nickel and lead Parabens (anti-microbials used in personal care products) Food additives such as compounds given to cattle and sheep to enhance growth The report also cites environmental factors that may exert cancer-causing effects without hormone disruption. Those factors incl...

Lung damage in babies with congenital heart disease under study

...ist and physician at the University of California, San Francisco, are using sheep whose four-chambered hearts are essentially identical to human hearts as ...mber of blood vessels. By eight weeks, the number is back to normal and the sheep typically dont survive much longer. The process of how all this is regul...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results

...ine in U.S. forensic casework as well as the anticipated decrease in our U.K. agricultural revenue due to a government policy change to test only male sheep under the U.K. government National Scrapie Plan." Mr. Bologna concluded, "All in all, I believe we are making good progress on many fronts but the v...

IMTEC to Become Technology Solutions Provider for Meat & Livestock Australia

...e the application of our superior approach to X-ray imaging to the beef and sheep industries" said Tim Thompson, President and CEO of IMTEC. "This is a signi...volvement of IMTEC opens up a new realm of possibilities for the Australian sheep and beef industries," said Dr. Christine Pitt, General Manager of Client In...

Foods From Cloned Animals Safe to Eat: FDA

... agency said in a statement. The FDA noted there isn't enough scientific information to say that foods from clones of other animals -- specifically sheep -- are safe for human consumption. However, at least one food-industry group said it was going to measure consumer response before starting to pro...

U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster

... unpasteurized juice, person-to-person contact, and swimming in or drinking water contaminated with sewage. The bacteria also lives in deer, goats and sheep and is a permanent resident of many petting zoos. Infection with E. coli 0157:H7 can result in bloody diarrhea lasting two to eight days and somet...

Study Sheds Light on Origins of Sudden Cardiac Death

...ing that's required for normal heart function. The researchers looked at a number of different animal species, ranging from mice and guinea pigs to sheep and humans, and found that the frequency of ventricular fibrillation activity can be "scaled" using a universal formula related to body mass. This sam...

New insights into deadly heart rhythm disorder

...s from pumping in sync, which is required for normal heart function. The paper also shows that across animal species from mice and guinea pigs to sheep and humans the frequency of the VF activity can be scaled using a universal formula related to body mass. So too can the size of the core of the elec...

K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent

...rts of the world." Bluetongue is a viral infection that most often infects sheep but also infects cattle, deer and other ruminants. The virus is transmitted...e the disease here." The symptoms of bluetongue virus are more apparent in sheep and deer. They include sores on the feet and in the mouth. The virus also c...

Serta Brings Sweet Dreams and a Special Delivery to Deserving Women

... the Cure(R), Serta is putting the famous Counting sheep back to work with their Counting sheep for the Cure(TM) essay contest. Serta will honor t...ver. To create the new bedrooms, Serta's Counting sheep for the Cure(TM) has teamed up with celebrity home...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties

...his virus to cause clinical signs in traditional livestock, such as cattle, sheep or goats. However, as has been the case occasionally in the past, there is ...tbreak in domestic cattle, both dairy and beef, in southwestern Ohio, while sheep on one of the two farms affected do not seem to be ill. However, farmed dee...

New guidelines set to improve standard of cows' milk allergy care

...rolysed (eHF) and amino acid-based formulas (AAF), and the Taskforces recommendations warn against the risks of soy and other mammalian milks, such as sheep and goat, in CMA management. Drawn up by the independent international Taskforce of allergy experts Act Against Allergy, and supported by an educat...

PA Game Commission: EHD Outbreak Update: Test Results Confirm EHD In Beaver County

...his virus to cause clinical signs in traditional livestock, such as cattle, sheep or goats. However, there is evidence of an EHD outbreak in domestic cattle, both dairy and beef, in southwestern Ohio, while sheep on one of the two farms affected do not seem to be ill. However, farmed dee...

Biosensors to probe the metals menace

...enic in their household well water. But countries such as Australia and New Zealand also have an arsenic problem from the tens of thousands of old sheep and cattle dips where arsenic was used for decades to control pests," Mr McKay said. "In many cases these old dip sites have been forgotten and sp...

Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows

...id. "The rub is that the rat is not a person." Murry thinks that while the finding is promising, it needs to be confirmed in larger animals such as sheep or pigs, because their hearts beat slower. Rat hearts beat 450 times a minute, while the human heart beats about 70 times a minute. "So, there may be ...

Embryonic Stem Cells Repair Human Heart

...id. "The rub is that the rat is not a person." Murry thinks that while the finding is promising, it needs to be confirmed in larger animals such as sheep or pigs, because their hearts beat slower. Rat hearts beat 450 times a minute, while the human heart beats about 70 times a minute. "So, there may be ...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

... Researchers have found that exposing a developing female sheep foetus to low doses of commonly present environmental chemicals can disturb...regnancy like humans, researchers compared the ovaries from the foetuses of sheep in control group with treatment group. The control group was grazin...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...rvive in the soil and retain their infectious nature, sometimes for years. In the case of scrapie, the prion disease of sheep, observations of sheep pastures in the United Kingdom and Iceland have shown that animals introduced into pastures that once held infected animals could become infected. Inf...

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

...h was needed to look at this mechanism in humans. "There is some evidence to support this observation. Exposure to testosterone in the womb in sheep recreates a similar syndrome to a condition called PCOS which is a known cause of infertility in humans," says Dr Laurence Shaw, a fertility expert at...

Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease

...d other foods that may be contaminated with fibrils," he said. He further said that many researchers are of the opinion that meat derived from sheep and seemingly healthy cattle may represent other dietary sources of this material. He also said that people develop disease for many reasons. "Eating ...

Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!

... This journey has not been easy for a developing nation like India. There have been setbacks to Indias healthcare milestones. The proverbial black sheep have raised their ugly head time and again, leaving a blot on what is a noble profession. The major chinks that let down the country still remain ram...

UW Establishes Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

...e announcement of the new center, to be made today (May 17) at a public lecture by famed developmental biologist Ian Wilmut, the creator of the cloned sheep Dolly, sets the stage for a critical central entity under which the UW-Madison campus can enhance and strengthen its programs of stem cell research, t...

China Claims Viral Outbreak Contained

...ers and fever. Highly contagious among children, it is not normally fatal. It is not related to foot and mouth disease, which infects cattle, sheep and swine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes hand, foot and mouth disease as mild, and says nearly all patients recover in...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

... Two papers selected for publication in the August 2007 issue of Biology of Reproduction demonstrate that adolescent female sheep that become pregnant before they have achieved their full growth may not be able to supply enough nourishment for their fetuses to develop without ph...

Womb Transplant Pregnancy Success

...owards a successful womb transplant. // Four sheep have become pregnant after having their wombs remo...eagues carried out an autologous transplant in the sheep - where the same womb is removed and reconnected. The New Scientist reported that half the sheep in the study developed fatal complications and hen...

British Scientists Grow Part of a Human Heart from Stem Cells

... heart valve cells. Discs of heart valve tissue were obtained in turn from them. Later in the year, these will be implanted into animals such as sheep or pigs to see how well they fare. Dr Stephen Minger, a stem cell expert at London's King's College, said Sir Magdi's team were at the forefront...
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