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Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals

Comprehensive regulation of gun sellers appears to reduce the trafficking of guns to criminals, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Preventing the diversion of guns to criminals is important because 85 percent of guns recovered by police ...

American Legion, Department of Indiana Releases Statement Concerning Revelations of Illicit Drug Trafficking at Roudebush VA Medical Center

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commander of The American Legion Department of Indiana has released the following statement concerning illegal drug trafficking at Indianapolis' Roudebush VA Medical Center: "The men and women of The American Legion Department of Indiana...

Commentary in The Lancet on the Declaration of Istanbul Sees Organ Transplantation Worldwide Threatened by Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism and Commercialism

BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The July 5 issue of the leading medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, an important affirmation of ethical principles and practices adopted on May 2, 2008, at an Internationa...

AVMA Urges Outlawing Trafficking of Chimps, Monkeys and Nonhuman Primates and Pets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing concerns about the spread of disease and injury, inhumane treatment of animals, and ecological damage, Dr. Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, director of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division, spoke on the dan...

Protein-dependent 'switch' regulates intracellular trafficking in epithelial cells

NEW YORK (Dec. 10, 2007) -- With findings highlighted on a recent cover of Developmental Cell, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have shed important new light on key trafficking mechanisms within epithelial cells. Epithelial cells line the outside of nearly all organs. ...

Report Finds That Raids Are Not an Effective Tool Against Human Trafficking

Calls on Obama and Biden to Develop Alternative Approaches NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report concludes that so-called "rescue" raids are not an effective way to stop trafficking in persons and in fact can be counter-productive. The report from the Sex Workers Proj...

Transplant experts convene at ASN Renal Week 2008 to discuss organ trafficking

With the number of patients in need of organ transplants on the rise, an increasing number of patients are turning to unconventional sources for organs. Individuals are willing to donate their kidneys for financial incentive, particularly in developing countries where the poverty rate is high, res...

Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care

Soviet Union has fallen, there is no way communism can be restored again, the new ruling elite gloat in countries that were once part of that setup. But poverty, prostitution and crime thrive like never before in that region. Young girls are the worst victims of the churning. On a per ca...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

Heroin and synthetic pharmaceuticals illegally trafficked from Myanmar into India's northeast has led to a rise in drug abuse and an HIV epidemic in the region// , says a United Nations study. "Drug trafficking across the common border of Myanmar and the northeastern state of Manipur, Mizoram ...

Travel And Tourism Industry Calls For Global Efforts To Limit Sexual Trafficking Of Children

An international conference, 'United Front for Children: Global Efforts to Combat Sexual Trafficking of Children in Travel and Tourism' // to be held on the 21st of April at the University of Minnesota will focus on ways and means to curb sex trafficking, at a global level. The event to be held at ...

HIV Infection Higher In Drug Trafficking Countries

Epidemiological study between drug users and HIV infection was done by Chris Beyrer// of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The results of the study showed that an epidemic of HIV infections is sweeping along the heroin-trafficking countries of Afghanistan to Eastern Europe. “Thi...

Drug trafficking via Internet a growing threat

Czech traffickers arrange drug deals at internet cafes. Australians use courier companies’ Web sites to track packages of pills. American dealers swap recipes for amphetamines in restricted-access chat rooms. Worldwide, drug traffickers increasingly are taking advantage of encrypted e-mail and othe...

India & Singapore Join hands to Fight Terror & Drug Trafficking

India and Singapore have agreed to cooperate in sharing key intelligence inputs to deal with terrorism, //money laundering, organized crime and drugs trafficking and assist each other in disaster management. "The two sides decided to cooperate and exchange intelligence and information in these...

Brookhaven Lab and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Inc., win R&D 100 award

...ical, industrial, scientific, environmental and homeland-security applications exist for this technology, including handheld instruments to reduce the trafficking of nuclear materials and portable field instruments for environmental monitoring and remediation. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of N...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

... The death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking and other drug-related offences should be abolished as it is both ineffecti...e with lethal or other extremely severe consequences", and argue that since trafficking is "no more a proximate and inevitable cause of death than is the trade in ...

Education International Calls for an End to Child Labour

...onal hardships and face extra risks, often hidden from the public eye in situations of domestic servitude. Girls are also more likely to be victims of trafficking and extreme exploitation through prostitution, pornography, bonded labour and slavery. To address these issues, EI member organisations are pla...

'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations

...on will receive a $96,000 grant to provide women access to legal advice and training on issues related to women's rights, including domestic violence, trafficking of women, early marriage, and gender equality. In the Philippines , Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. will receive a $124,500 grant in 2009 to...

The Ms. Foundation for Women's 21st Annual Gloria Awards: A National Salute to Women of Vision

... Claire's Stores, Inc., is being honored for her strong commitment to issues impacting women and girls in the U.S. and around the world--from human trafficking to women's visibility in the media. Bonnie serves on the Host Committee for the Women's Division of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and she is a ne...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

...mbination therapy might be safe. Dr. Xu's laboratory also described how the amyloid precursor protein in diseased neurons influences the intracellular trafficking of other proteins involved in cell signaling and processing of the amyloid precursor protein itself in the Journal of Cell Biology . This study adds ...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, on New Report by the National Association of Boards of Pha

...NABP(R) report is an important contribution to our understanding of illegal trafficking of prescription drugs on the Internet and the risk such trafficking poses to all Americans, particularly our children. The continued online sal...

Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat

...es in pain medicine. More research and funding into non-opiate formulations and improved dispensing methods. Increased intervention in trafficking by foreign Internet pharmacies. Increased use of health care IT and patient identification systems. "Improved prescription a...

JCI online early table of contents: May 1, 2009

...vide targets for the development of more effective adenovirus-based therapies. TITLE: CEACAM6 attenuates adenovirus infection by antagonizing viral trafficking in cancer cells AUTHOR CONTACT: Nick Lemoine Institute of Cancer, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom. ...

National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Bill Receives Preliminary Funding

...support of ASA, AMA and other organizations, to protect patients and physicians from the deleterious effects of controlled substance misuse, abuse and trafficking while maintaining patient access with quality care. The ultimate goal of NASPER is to have a coordinated prescription monitoring program in all 50 sta...

Penn Medicine presents HIV gene therapy trial data at CROI 2009

...y to HIV infection through a series of infusions." The presentation "Safety, Antiviral Effect and Quantitative Measurement of Modified CD4+ T Cells trafficking to Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue in a Phase I/II Open-label Clinical Trial Evaluative Multiple Infusions of Lentiviral Vector-modified CD4+ T Cells E...

Scientists discover key factor in controlling the breakdown of bone

...ain tissues in the body. Previously, Dr. Ishii had discovered that the chemoattractant sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which is associated with the trafficking of immune cells into and out of the lymph nodes, also caused immature osteoclasts to mobilize. "Because immature osteoclasts come from the same pa...

Experimental Biology 2009 meets April 18-22

...rmacogenomics aspects of HIV and AIDS; polypharmacology and drug repurposing; metabolic signaling in senescence and aging; elongation and termination; trafficking mechanisms and pathogen subversion; mechanisms for lipid storage and transport; development and advancement of minority scientists; eight award lectur...

Helicobacter pylori can multiply in autophagic vesicles

... by phagocytes is inefficient because H. pylori exhibits several virulence factors to evade opsonization, retard phagocytosis, and disrupt membrane trafficking and phagosome maturation after internalization of the microorganism. In the February 2009 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine researcher...

Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

... hope is that if survival in the lung is influenced by phenazine -- or some other electron-shuttling molecule or molecules -- tampering with phenazine trafficking might be a potential way to make antibiotics more effective," study leader Dianne K. Newman, a professor of biology and geobiology, explained in an MI...

The Hidden Crisis: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls

...international problem, either occurring elsewhere or 'imported' through the trafficking of women into this country. But, we want to bring to light that this is ver...l Caucus on Human Trafficking. For more information, read the YWCA's 2008 trafficking in Women Fact Sheet at http://tinyurl.com/5lqbsz and Commercial Exploitat...

Target America Exhibit Opens at the California Science Center October 2, 2008

...ug production include a recreated jungle cocaine lab, an Afghan heroin factory and a toxic methamphetamine hotel "cook" room. Displays that focus on trafficking show how drugs are smuggled in soles of shoes; soaked into fabrics; or even swallowed by drug "mules," people who perform the dangerous and sometimes ...

Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed

...strual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, may be due to impaired trafficking of these [GABA] receptors to the [neural] membrane," Mody said. The next...than in unaffected women. So, we are confident that it must be the receptor trafficking mechanism that is affected, because the changes in hormone levels are prett...

New Alzheimer's predictors advance earlier detection

...l Center EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. CT An NYU study found that membrane vesicles that are essential for the trafficking of materials across nerve cells are an important factor in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Mouse neurons which over-produce a precursor to the a...

DEA Marks 35th Anniversary

...re," said DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "Time and again, we've taken down kingpins and collapsed powerful, violent drug trafficking operations that were considered untouchable. At the heart of this agency are its employees who today continue this proud tradition of excellence and t...

Ability to track stem cells in tumors could advance cancer treatments

... the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Department of Radiology at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., and lead researcher of the study, trafficking the Fate of Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vivo. "Our results indicate that molecular imaging can play a critical role in understanding and improving the p...

Biogen Idec's baminercept alfa shows promise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

... "Treatment of cynomolgus monkeys with Baminercept alfa (BG9924, LTR-Ig) results in modulation of a specialized vasculature implicated in lymphocyte trafficking to areas of chronic inflammation" (Poster SAT0040 Saturday, June 14, 10:15 12:00 CEST) "We are excited to take part in the Annual European Con...

Crisis in Myanmar Relief Camps: Mass Exodus Sets Stage for Public Health Emergency

...lose to 600 staff and has been working in the country for many years, primarily in the area of community development. It also runs projects to country trafficking and help children living in vulnerable circumstances. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, fami...

Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs

...rfeits have already surfaced in Chicago, San Francisco and other areas. "The penalties for counterfeiting pharmaceuticals are much lower than for trafficking illegal drugs like cocaine," Fernandez said. "Many of the operations focused on making illegal drugs are shifting to counterfeiting drugs because of t...

Will Congress Do More for HIV Prevention?

...ate the prostitution pledge. The 2003 PEPFAR legislation requires groups fighting HIV/AIDS overseas to pledge their opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking before receiving U.S. money. Sex workers are among the most marginalized people in every country and often lack access to social and health support sy...

Use of Methamphetamine Among U.S. Workers and Job Applicants Drops 22 Percent in 2007 and Cocaine Use Slows Dramatically, Reports Quest Diagnostics

...kers subject to drug testing, remains at an all-time low. Methamphetamine, the most commonly abused type of amphetamine, increased in production and trafficking during the 1990's to become the most prevalent illegally manufactured synthetic drug in the United States. Analysis of the Quest Diagnostics Drug Test...

Scripps scientists find calcium channel blockers help normalize lysosomal storage disease cells

...osomal storage diseases, mutations compromise the cellular folding of the lysosomal enzyme, subjecting it to degradation instead of proper folding and trafficking to the lysosome. There are more than 40 known lysosomal storage diseases. The most prevalent of these is Gaucher disease, which is the most common...
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