AVMA Revises Policy on Ear Cropping and Tail Docking
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA) Executive Board voted to strengthen association policy on
two practices common in certain breeds of dogs -- ear cropping and tail
The revised AVMA policy states: "The AVMA opposes ear cropping ...
Otter Tail Corporation Holds 2008 Annual Meeting: Shareholders Elect Directors; Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
FERGUS FALLS, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Otter Tail
Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) hosted 370 shareholders and guests at its annual
meeting of common shareholders on Monday, April 14 in Fergus Falls, Minn.
Represented by proxy or present in person at the meeting were 84% of the
Otter Tail Corporation Reports Record Revenues and Net Income From Continuing Operations for 2007; Earnings Per Share of $1.78; Board Approves Dividend Increase
FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Otter Tail
Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) today announced financial results for the
quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.
-- Consolidated revenues grew 12.1% to a record $1.2 billion in 2007. -- Consolidated net in...
Otter Tail Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Maintains 2007 Earnings Guidance; Board of Directors Declares Dividend
FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Otter Tail
Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) announced financial results for the quarter
ended September 30, 2007 with the following highlights: -- Record third quarter revenues of $302.2 million. -- Consolidated net income of $13.3 million fo...
Key to Wound-Healing May Be Explained in Fish Tail
Zebra fish release hydrogen peroxide to call white blood cells to injury site, research shows
WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Hydrogen peroxide -- commonly used to prevent infection in cuts and scrapes -- also may rally healing cells to wounded tissue, new research has found.
Regrowth of Zebrafish's Tail Fin may Offer Clues for Treating Human Injuries
If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail
fin, it’ll grow back within a week. //Like lizards, newts, and frogs, a zebrafish can replace surprisingly complex body parts. A tail
fin, for example, has many different types of cells and is a very intricate structure. It is the fish version of an arm or l...
Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells
...u/nu ) mouse model however, no increased adenoviral targeting to subcutaneously growing human pancreas cancer nodules was seen upon injection into the tail
vein, nor upon injection into the peritoneum.
Although re-directing of the adenoviral vector has been reported, this is the first paper showing eff...
Trimming the fat boosts blood recovery after marrow transplant
...Farber Cancer Institute, looked at marrow from different parts of the skeleton, which vary in fat composition. They found that the relatively fat-rich tail
bones had only 25 percent as many blood-forming stem cells and up to three times fewer specialized blood progenitors than did the leaner thoracic vert...
Scientists From 25 Countries Sequence Cow Genome
...author of one of the reports and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics at the University of Missouri. "The bull is born, we can pull a few hairs out of his tail
and predict his genetic merit for the milk-producing capability of his daughters with an accuracy of 70 percent."
Seventeen countries, including th...
Fox Chase performs the worlds first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors
...pancreatic cancer is surgery to remove the head or tail
of the pancreas. When patients present with pancreatic cancer localized to the tail
of the pancreas (instead of the head), they underg...l pancreatectomy, in which the surgeon removes the tail
of the pancreas and leaves the head attached. The ...
Long, sexy tails not a drag on male birds
"We estimate that having a long tail
increases a bird's daily metabolic costs by 1 to 3...s a way to attract admiring females, in fact, long tail
feathers may be one of the easiest ornamentations ...rations to attract females, many of them involving tail
feathers. The peacock's eye-popping display, the b...
Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area
...abitat for Matschie's tree kangaroos, a species listed as Endangered by the IUCN and one of Earth's more unique creatures with a bear-like head, bushy tail
and marsupial's pouch.
"By creating the country's first national conservation area, the PNG government and people have established a much-needed sa...
Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns
...safety concern. Unlike jet aircraft that have systems to heat the wings and tail
to prevent ice buildup (also referred to as anti-icing systems), propeller-...conditions and could increase the amount of ice buildup on the wings and/or tail
while disrupting the flow of air over the wings and inhibiting the aerodyna...
RNs Charge Jackson Health System, Service Union Broke State Law in Harassment of Hospital Nurses
...ning, or coercing public employees" in equal access and discrimination against one union in favor of another.
Yet JHS used security guards to tail
and threaten arrest of NNOC/CNA staff, and prevent them with communicating with nurses - while routinely giving carte blanche to SEIU staff. SEIU part...
Scientists at CSHL uncover new RNA processing mechanism and a new class of small RNAs
...uence has been "read" off a DNA template, a molecular complex snips off the tail
end of this new piece and tacks on a signal at its end that protects the ne...e to make its cut--right after the embedded signal--rather than at MALAT1's tail
end. In this way, MALAT1 is effectively preconfigured to liberate the mascR...
Signaling between protein, growth factor is critical for coordinated cell migration
"We looked at the question of how cells in the tip and the tail
of a group of migrating cells communicate so that they move in a coordinate...lopment the lateral line primordium migrates from the zebrafish head to the tail
tip, periodically depositing sensory organs. The lateral line sensory syste...
Saddle Up! Getting a Jump on Proper Horse Care
...eep Parasites Away: Parasites are the most common equine affliction
with more than 150 varieties affecting horses. Telltale signs include a
dull coat, tail
rubbing and/or diarrhea. Because worms are typically
ingested through food or water, avoid placing hay or grain on the ground.
Most veterinarians advi...
Opioids and cannabinoids influence mobility of spermatozoids
...and MU) and two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the human sperm. According to his research, all these are found at the head, the middle and the tail
of the spermatozoids.
How is mobility influenced?
After defining the expression and location of the opioid and cannabinoid receptors, Dr. Agi...
Palace of Westminster Asbestos Problem Ignored
...urbed by cleaners and Palace staff.
Experts had estimated that the incidence of asbestos-related diseases
would peak within the next decade and then tail
off, but ongoing exposure
to asbestos fibres means that the problem will continue to grow unchecked.
"The healthcare diagnostics industry is racing ...
Practical Gear and Personal Gadgets: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Affordable Gifts to Delight Dad This Father's Day
...This year, shoppers can give dad a laugh by giving the enormously
popular novelty Big Mouth Billy Bass, the singing Bass fish that moves his
mouth and tail
when performing. Big Mouth Billy Bass is a perfect addition
to dad's office or men's den. CVS/pharmacy also has the Rapping Dawg, who
will serenade da...
Sullivan wins NSF Career Award for research on therapeutic drug carriers
...ivate or suppress the transcription process by which DNA is unraveled and read.
Sullivan is creating gold nanoparticles functionalized with histone tail
sequences strongly associated with transcriptional activity. When used for packaging therapeutic DNA, these materials will protect and direct their pa...
Hereditary breast cancer -- a high cost to patient and health care provider alike
...as and her team found that only one out of the 250 carriers studied was diagnosed with a breast cancer, and this was likely to be because the axillary tail
(a small part of the breast that extends towards the armpit) had not been completely removed. Our epidemiologists are investigating how many breast c...
Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's
...apan, to test the viability of therapeutic cloning in mice that had been induced to develop Parkinson's.
The research team extracted cells from the tail
tips of each of 24 young mice and therapeutically cloned 187 distinct stem cell lines --including at least one DNA-specific line per mouse.
Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinson's disease in mice
The new study shows that therapeutic cloning can treat Parkinsons disease in a mouse model. The scientists used skin cells from the tail
of the animal to generate customized or autologous dopamine neuronsthe missing neurons in Parkinsons disease. The mice that received neurons derived f...
Same process discovered to both form skeleton and protect it for life
...-[N-(3,5-Difluorophenacetyl)-L-alanyl]-S-phenylglycine t-butyl 10 ester), is a gamma secretase inhibitor. Gamma secretase snips off the Notch proteins tail
(NICD) inside the cell, freeing it to travel to the cell nucleus and influence gene expression, unless DAPT interferes.
Interestingly, DAPT also b...
New devices to boost nematode research on neurons and drugs
...ronment," he said. "You get forward and reverse locomotion, and the nematodes also do the omega turn, in which a worm's head bends around to touch the tail
during forward locomotion, forming a shape like the Greek omega."
The waveform device features 18 different channels, with each divided into domain...
Aggression as rewarding as sex, food and drugs
...ily removed, and an intruder mouse was introduced in its place, triggering an aggressive response by the home male mouse. Aggressive behavior included tail
rattle, an aggressive sideways stance, boxing and biting.
The home mouse was then trained to poke a target with its nose to get the intruder to ret...
Researchers find new way to block destructive rush of immune cells
...hat enable the front end to gain traction, and the tail
to let go, the cell cannot migrate.
Kims team ...ated antigen-1 (LFA-1), control whether or not the tail
end of the T cell can let go (de- adhesion). Data ...ll, and fluorescently tagged MyH9 gathering at the tail
end in cycles, each time the cell takes a step.
Protect Pets From Winter's Hidden Dangers
...intertime, pets can be more susceptible
to illness. Frostbite can be a hazard especially for animals not offered
proper housing. The tips of the ears, tail
and feet are particularly
susceptible. If a pet owner suspects his or her pet has been exposed to a
poisonous substance or is experiencing a sudden dr...
JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007
...ated are key to the formation of blood clots. In addition, in normal mice BSDL accumulated at sites of blood clot formation and in BSDL-deficient mice tail
injury resulted in increased bleeding time. Further analysis revealed that BSDL mediated its effects on platelets in vitro and in vivo by binding a pr...
Childlessness Bothers Men More Than Women
...longer to have children, they may be less likely to have children," she explained.
"It's definitely a big shift," Koropeckyj-Cox said. "1962 is the tail
end of the Baby Boom, and there definitely was a feeling that having children was what everybody did. The attitudes were definite and specific. Those ...
UVA researchers find important clue to immune infertility
Researchers believe that RSP44 belongs to a highly conserved and ancient gene family. It can be found in all men, residing in the sperm tail
at the center of a structure known as the axoneme. There, it clusters around microtubules involved in sperm movement. Both men and women have RSP44 in...
JCI table of contents: Sept. 4, 2007
...ivity induced by spinal cord injury and unloading caused by space flight or tail
suspension) causes slow fibers to become fast fibers. Two studies in mice a...eurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, showed that in mice, one mechanism by which tail
suspension causes muscle atrophy is that it alters the function of a protei...
Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance
...gh air between his chest and the window to break the suction and pull himself back inside the aircraft.
"I have a vivid picture of looking at the tail
of the plane and seeing my headset dangling out of the plane," Fogg said.
He fell back into his seat, and grabbed one of the patient's pillows to...
Sunita Returns June 21 After 194-day Record Space Odyssey
... of the complex.
The departure of Atlantis was delayed by two days to let the astronauts repair a thermal blanket that had come loose near the tail
during its June 8 launch.
Although it is only her first space flight, Sunita became the world's most experienced woman walker in space Feb 4 w...
Immune System Protein Could Be the Key Infertility
...C is essential for sperm cells to mature in mice. Our results suggest that the molecule is key in determining which end becomes the head and which the tail
in sperm cells."
To see if JAM-C played a similar role in human sperm, they studied its distribution in human testes.
They found a pat...
Dinos may Have Died in Agonizing Death Throes of Asphyxiation
...erkeley, "virtually all articulated specimens of Archaeopteryx are in this posture, exhibiting a classic pose of head thrown back, jaws open, back and tail
reflexed backward and limbs contracted".
Dinosaurs and their relatives, ranging from the flying pterosaurs to Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as ma...
Bill Clinton Says US Healthcare System Immoral
Nearly a third of U.S. health care went to administrative costs, the highest in the world, he said.
"We're letting the health insurance financing tail
wag the health-care dog," he said.
Clinton, who has spent much of his post-presidential years working to address the worldwide AIDS epidemic, said...
A New Drug To Address Canine Obesity
...e drug would be a big help for dog owners who find it difficult to cut back on doggy treats.”
“You hear pet owners say: ‘The dog really wags his tail
when I give him a treat. It’s hard to hold back,’ ” Mr. Fennell said.
Veterinarians complain that the pet owners overindulge in feeding and spoi...
Male Contraception: Discovery Stirring Interest Among Scientists, Drug Developers
...inia Health System report the discovery// of a new protein within a sperm’s tail
that could prove a key target for male contraceptive drugs.
“There’s ...m its shuttling function in the distal sperm tail.
“The distal sperm tail
does not have mitochondria, which means that SFEC operates in a different e...