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Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

They cuddled and kissed, cried and cursed: the Stanev gypsy family parted with their three brown bears, the last dancing bears in Bulgaria and the European Union, rescued this week from years of abuse . "The devil take you... Why are you taking our bears, our kids?" a tearful Velichka Staneva,...

Pet Owners Avoid a Tax on Their Pet's Health Care in California's Budget

...rnia, according to the state Legislative Analyst's office. This would endanger the health and well-being of animals kept as pets, raised on farms, or sheltered by humane agencies. Agreeing with one of CVMA's arguments against the proposal, the California Legislative Analyst's Office noted the tax on vete...

American Red Cross: Meet Our Oscar!

...he Best Picture one can imagine is seeing the American Red Cross emblem on the scene to help those in need. Earlier this month, the Red Cross fed and sheltered thousands of people whose homes and businesses were without power from the massive winter storm that pummeled its way across the eastern half of the c...

Red Cross Shelters Hundreds as Severe Weather Hits Northeast

... WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross sheltered hundreds of people over the weekend who were affected by ice storms in the Northeast. Working with local partners, Red Cross chapters opened shelters ...

43% of Employers Offer Financial Education Programs for Their Employees

...ck market decline each time they check their account balance. On the other hand, someone who participates in a defined benefit pension plan is largely sheltered from the effect of the financial crisis on retirement assets. It’s the employers who bear the market risk.” Key U.S. Pension/Retiremen...

Red Cross There as Hurricane Ike Roars Ashore

...rles, Louisiana, to Houston, Texas, the Red Cross is there, on the ground, providing relief. Last night, as Hurricane Ike came ashore, the Red Cross sheltered more than 20,000 people across four states, providing cots, blankets, toiletries and emotional support. The Red Cross has over 1 million shelf stabl...

USAID Provides Assistance to Togo Flood Victims

... 30,000 and 40,000 others, and displaced approximately 4,000 families. The Government of Togo has evacuated flood-affected families, who are currently sheltered in school buildings and camps set up by the Togolese military. On July 27, flood waters on the Haho River destroyed infrastructure, including a stra...

Hospitals still not smoke-free

... half the acute sites and 78 per cent of the mental health settings. Typically these exemptions were for bereaved relatives or psychiatric patients in sheltered outdoor areas and smoking rooms. But nearly two thirds of acute and over a third of mental health trusts reported that policy infringements occurred o...

‘Smart House’ Developed to Monitor People With Dementa

...ices or a neighbour for help. The 'smart house' project by Roger Orpwood and colleagues is already being tested in a flat in south London and a sheltered housing scheme in Bristol. "The ultimate aim is to help people remain in their own homes for as long as possible," Orpwood said. Source-IAN...

Why Immune System Doesn't Attack Small Intestine?

...guishes between normal and foreign agents by small proteins, called antigens, on the cell surface. In parts of the body, such as the pancreas, that is sheltered from the outside environment, cells known as dendritic cells display the antigens of their normal neighbors in a way that puts the immune system "at e...
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Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells

...e descriptions and maps of sampling locations. The team also classified the relative wave exposure at each site as exposed coast, semiexposed shore or sheltered cove, allowing the research team to test the influences of site, time period and wave exposure on N. lapillus shell morphology. ...

Mangroves key to saving lives

... They also noted a distinct lack of ecological knowledge as the wrong species of mangrove is consistently being planted in inappropriate sites. The sheltered areas which have been largely converted to fishponds were historically home to the mangrove forests. These ponds are theoretically covered by legal t...

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

...nd smothering from fine sediments. The missing corals are fragile lagoonal specialists slender branching or leafy forms that you only find in the sheltered waters of a lagoon, Zoe explains. While corals in general have shown resilience, Zoe adds that the coral biodiversity at Bikini Atoll has proven only...

Telemedicine: Health alert via satellite

...after the earthquake and its emergency management by local authorities, a scenario involving an epidemiological threat was staged. Analysis of victims sheltered in a camp quickly made it obvious that there was a threat of gastroenteritis. Thanks to the satellite, specialised doctors - although far away, ei...

Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

...ameras, van Woesik and his team examined the rate of coral recovery at 13 different sites, and found that recovery rates increased over time; notably, sheltered bay areas, which suffered less in 1998, appeared to support recovery of outer-reef, "wave-exposed sites," by providing a supply of coral larvae to the...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...e reefs to ensure the recovery process continues," he says. The team found coral reefs ranging from highly diverse assemblages of branching corals in sheltered waters to vast areas of table corals inhabiting surf zones. The team also documented, for the first time in Indonesia, extensive damage to reefs cause...

Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?

...uishes between normal and foreign agents by small proteins, called antigens, on the cell surface. In parts of the body, such as the pancreas, that are sheltered from the outside environment, cells known as dendritic cells display the antigens of their normal neighbors in a way that puts the immune system "at e...

Living laboratory found on shoreline statues

...llow them to feed in the water column without getting battered by waves and currents. The Gormley statues not only provide a perfect anchor point but sheltered parts of the figures such as the inner thigh protect them from extreme harsh conditions. "This particular breed is a cross-fertilising hermaphrod...

Bones hold the key to blood renewal

...ating) stem cells, which can give rise to any kind of blood cell, reside in special 'stem cell niches' nestled in the bones' inner walls. Inside these sheltered nurseries, the stem cells remain undifferentiated; with the help of other nearby cells, they hang on to their juvenile qualities. Only when they leave...

North & South American researchers find architectural abnormalities in T. cruzi ribosome

...newly formed proteins into or through membranes. If anything, Frank expected the trypanosome's ribosome might be missing some elements, because of its sheltered life within host organisms. "In reconstructions of ribosomes from yeast to rabbits to humans, one essentially sees the same architecture," said Fra...
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Parasite

...asite has the ability to temporarily absorb the energy, knowledge, as well the... parasite ( ) n. Biology. An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of parasitism n. The characteristic behavior or mode of existence of a ...
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