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Ducks Culled As They Test Positive For H5N1 Virus

Animal Health officials have reported finding H5N1 virus in a small duck farm in the southern province of Ben Tre in Vietnam.// An animal health official from Thach Phu district, Ben Tre province said, "we have received laboratory confirmation that the ducks had the H5N1 virus." All 84 duc...

Smuggled Birds To Bali Culled Due To Bird Flu Fear

Following detection of bird flu in ducks on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, health officials have culled more than hundred ducks due to fear of bird flu// . The birds had been smuggled to Bali from the adjacent Java Island, reported Anak Agung Gde Putra, senior government veterinarian. More ...

40,000 Chickens Culled In Pakistan

Pakistan has culled around 40,000 chickens at six farms near the national capital, where confirmed cases of bird flu have come to fore, officials// said Sunday. Pakistan reported its first case of the deadly H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in February and f...

Chickens to be Culled in 23 MP villages

The scare of bird flu has resulted in culling exercise of 8,245 chickens in 23 villages of Madhya Pradesh. The veterinary teams in the state detected the deadly avian influenza virus in Ichhapur town in Burhanpur district and have now started the culling exercise and locate isolated birds....

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...ntense care -- longer hospitalizations and more doctor visits -- rate the quality of care lower, and vice versa," said Santa. When Consumer Reports culled a list of U.S. teaching hospitals -- specifically, those teaching hospitals that are rated significantly above the national average and those that are...

Individuals Who Apply Pesticides Are Found to Have Double the Risk of Blood Disorder

... WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving 678 individuals who apply pesticides, culled from a U.S. Agricultural Health Study of over 50,000 farmers, recently found that exposure to certain pesticides doubles one's risk of developing an a...

$18 million awarded to TGen and University of Pennsylvania for pancreatic cancer research

...re often resistant to standard forms of chemotherapy, another characteristic of pancreatic cancer. About the Dream Teams The five Dream Teams culled from 237 submissions are comprised of seven leaders, four co-leaders and 27 principal researchers from more than 20 leading institutions, with more t...

Nicotine May Help Prevent Damage from Bioterrosim Toxin and Growth Factors in Heart Disease News from Molecular Medicine

...the May-June 2009 issue of Molecular Medicine, a team of scientists from Argentina report identifying genomic instability in the mitochondria of cells culled from breast cancer tissue. The scientists analyzed two markers along the mitochondrial DNA and found 38 of the 94 tissue samples showed some genetic i...

Survey: Few physicians support private banking of umbilical cord blood

... the collection of cord blood for use in public cord blood banks increases the chance that more people are eligible for transplant, because stem cells culled from cord blood do not have to match a patient's tissue type as closely as donated bone marrow does. Cord blood stored in public banks is made availa...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

...tical models and other tools to understand genetic interactions. The researchers turned to a simple organism, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , culled from North American oak trees and vineyards, where it grows naturally, to find their answer. "This was a test case," Cohen explains. "If we can't ...
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China Animal Welfare Law Under Review While 36,000 Dogs Culled

BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Chinese state media announced that the dog cull in Hanzhong city, Shaanxi Province has reached a death toll of 36,000. Claiming rabies outbreak, the city has sent out dog-beating squads to kill any animal spotted on the street, stray or owned. ...
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New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

...all numbers of samples, leading to very high rate of invalid biomarkers. The biomarkers that are actually valid -- that is, true biomarkers -- must be culled from lengthy lists of candidates, a time-consuming and not always accurate process. The CPTAC center network study demonstrates that new applicati...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

...of millions of chickens and ducks infected with the virus have died or been culled from flocks worldwide in efforts to control the disease. More than 4 million poultry died or were culled in a 2002 outbreak in Virginia, and the carcasses were disposed of in munic...

New technique is quantum leap forward in understanding proteins

...es on this as a foundation. Covariance analysis of proteins involves studying the amino acids found at specific locations on various protein sequences culled from genomics data. Covariance analysis between two proteins identifies residue positions that vary together from residue positions that vary at rando...

Tel Aviv University researchers create new stem cell screening tool

...cells from embryonic sources, which opens difficult ethical and complicated scientific issues, scientists have been looking to adult human stem cells, culled from a person's own body. Adult stem cells are now being cultivated from various tissues in the body ― from skin, bones and even wisdom teeth. ...

Ivory poaching at critical levels: Elephants on path to extinction by 2020?

..., which regulates trade in threatened and endangered species. The restrictions banned ivory trade except for ivory from elephants that nations legally culled from their herds or those that died naturally. At the time the treaty was enacted, poachers were killing an average of 70,000 elephants a year. Th...

US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute announces new genome sequencing projects

...t Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has announced its latest portfolio of DNA sequencing projects that it will undertake in the coming year. The 44 projects, culled from nearly 150 proposals received through the Community Sequencing Program (CSP), represent over 60 billion nucleotides of data to be generated throu...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

...ensus of Marine Life-affiliated scientists consolidating world databases of ocean organisms have demoted to alias status almost one-third of all names culled from 34 regional and highly specialized inventories. The new World Register of Marine Species ( www.marinespecies.org ) contains about 122,500 vali...

Climate change hastens extinction in Madagascar's reptiles and amphibians

...vation surveyed. "I noted this in the field as strange, but when I later sat down and looked at the data, the trend persisted," Raxworthy explains. He culled elevation records and was able to compare surveys of animals over a ten-year period. The results were dramatic. Among 30 species of geckos, skinks,...

Crystal (eye) ball: Study says visual system equipped with 'future seeing powers'

...speed, luminance, and distance) and among seven rows based on the different optical features that occur when an observer is moving forward. He then culled hundreds of previously documented illusions to test whether they would follow the appropriate prediction as determined by the table, and found that th...

Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll

...nd 64 percent oppose charging a 10-cent city or local fee on each gallon of gas to encourage people to use less fuel. Findings in this report were culled from two national telephone surveys of Americans, ages 18 and over, conducted from September 21 to 23 (1,004) and September 28-30, 2007 (1,005) as par...
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James Thomson plans to stay in Madison to study genesis of stem cells

...cells have high levels of Caspase 3/7, enzymes that break down proteins as part of a process called programmed cell death, in which unneeded cells are culled during normal development of the body. Yet the stem cells do not die, Thomson said, even though the Caspase levels would kill most other cells. The re...

Psychologist - technology entrepreneurs frequently experience hypomania

...s live on the edge between normal and abnormal. Gartner recounts a survey he did of entrepreneurs who were asked whether a list of hypomanic traits culled from psychiatric literature are typical of an entrepreneur. These traits include: 1. Filled with energy. 2. Flooded with ideas. 3. Drive...

'Blawg' use in law firms is on the rise

...illion blogs already exist with 40,000 new ones coming online each day. The best blogs offer one-stop shopping for news on your subject that's been culled from around the world, summarized, with a personal perspective on important current issues. Indeed, Althouse adds that potential clients could also...

Biotech firm uses live heart tissue in drug screens

...Medical Device Association - has created a screening system that allows researchers to test drug candidates on live tissue en masse. A single rat, culled from colony surpluses, can provide five to 10 live tissue samples. Within two weeks of the initial preparation, the heart tissue "matures" and will c...

Age of empowered individuals: People power behind robust computing

...DEMO? and Is this DEMO consumer-focused? or Is this DEMO more enterprise-focused? The answer to all these questions is Yes. Yes, DEMO's theme is culled from the hundreds of products that aimed for the event and the 68 that you'll see in the next two days. While not always self-evident, the thread weav...
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