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Paraplegic Takes Leap of Faith for Treatment in India

... American Public Media interviewed Rusty leech of Rusty Without Wheels, the web story of a man with paralysis who has trav...: http://www.rustywithoutwheels.com/ Media Contacts: Rusty or Kathy leech 970-314-1565 ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/release...

Blue Cross Foundation Awards $660,000 in Grants to Improve Community Health

...: Kids and Communities Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, Minn., $60,000 for the Ojibwe Seventh Generation Guardianship project on the leech Lake reservation, teaching young children about the importance of nutritious wild foods, traditional language and culture. Native American Com...

LeadCheck(R) Reminds Consumers that Bathtubs are Insidious Source for Dangerous Lead

... for tub reglazing." Rossi now believes awareness about old tubs that can leech dangerous levels of lead is the reason for the boom in sales to the Bay Sta...ut tubs made as recently 15 to 20 years ago typically contain lead that can leech as the glazing wears away. The inexpensive LeadCheck(R) Swabs, sold in most...

U of M researchers identify process that may help treat Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries

... to rhythmic movement. Once those circuits are turned on, the body essentially goes on autopilot. Mesce and her research group targeted the segmented leech for study because they have fewer and larger neurons making them easier to study. The study was published today online in the Journal of Neuroscienc...

A breather for worried parents: rules laid down for junk food child ads

...during programmes like X Factor, the Bill or I'm a Celebrity... new rules will be meaningless." Food and Drink Federation director general Melanie leech said, "As set out in our food and health manifesto, we are committed to working with Ofcom and government, and we will study the detail of the consult...

Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

...ade may inhibit thrombus development as well. The researchers have identified and analyzed peptides and small proteins in the saliva of the medical leech Hirudo medicinalis for their ability to bind to molecules called serine proteases. These molecules have the ability to prevent coagulation or clotting...

Leech Therapy for Osteoarthritis

...At a one week follow-up, patients who received the leech therapy reported significantly less pain than thos...er seven days were similar for the two groups, the leech group continued to report better function, less st... researchers can identify the active ingredient in leech therapy that leads to the effectiveness of the tre...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

...ucing the obstruction. They write, "Aggressive application of the presented leech therapy protocol can salvage free tissue transfers with venous obstruction ...were in the intensive care unit for less than 15 days. Researchers say each leech sucked out between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks th...
Leech in Medical Technology

BioVascular Inc. Closes $10.87 Million Series C Financing

...as the company grows." About Saratin BioVascular's most advanced compound, saratin is a 12 kDa polypeptide originally identified as a component of leech saliva (Hirudo medicinalis) and currently produced as a recombinant protein in yeast. The polypeptide is designed to be applied to the inner surface o...
Leech in Biological News

The Marine Mammal Center begins new leptospirosis study in California

...rly 1970s and are caused by spiral shaped bacteria called leptospires. Many different animal species, including humans, carry the bacterium which can leech into water or soil and survive there for weeks to months. Humans and animals can become infected through contact with contaminated urine, water, or s...

Rutgers biologist to study worms in Amazon, glaciers

...ns of a monster earthworm that reaches up to six feet in length. It's all part of the Rutgers-Camden scholar's commitment to extending knowledge of leech and worms. Shain's expeditions in pursuit of the ice worm (a creature who lives within frozen glaciers) have been chronicled by National Geographic. ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...and agricultural quarantine issues. In the medical field, a European leech used in some modern surgical procedures has been approved by the Food and D...rcoding shows some leeches marketed as Hirudo medicinalis are in fact other leech species, findings that impact regulatory statutes and raise concerns for th...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...and agricultural quarantine issues. In the medical field, a European leech used in some modern surgical procedures has been approved by the Food and D...rcoding shows some leeches marketed as Hirudo medicinalis are in fact other leech species, findings that impact regulatory statutes and raise concerns for th...

Role reversal as humans suck life out of leeches

...tion of cold-loving species, and the European land leech in particular, according to Ulrich Kutschera and c... have led to the near extinction of the local land leech Xerobdella lecomtei. The study (1) will be publis...journal Naturwissenschaften. Back in 1868 a new leech was discovered in Austria, in the moist soil of a ...

Leeches ferry infection among newts

...d by the National Science Foundation, says "when a leech sticks its proboscis into an infected newt, either...fection would be passed along to the next newt the leech bites." The researchers point out that Ichthy...lodges itself in muscle tissue instead of blood. A leech would have to be feeding right on top of a newt's ...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

...freshwater bodies that connect to the sea. But they are considered a nuisance, largely because of their unsettling appearance and demeanor - picture a leech longer than your forearm with a rasp-like mouth that flares open at the end of its body. Still, the lamprey and its cousin, the hagfish, offer insi...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

...freshwater bodies that connect to the sea. But they are considered a nuisance, largely because of their unsettling appearance and demeanor - picture a leech longer than your forearm with a rasp-like mouth that flares open at the end of its body. Still, the lamprey and its cousin, the hagfish, offer insi...
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