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CDC Report on Foodborne Illness is Skewed by Single Large Outbreak

...ases, or 10.9 percent. This would place poultry well behind other commodities mentioned in the report. The Alabama incident also explains another oddity in the report: the high number of cases (902) attributed to C. perfringens in poultry, which typically causes problems if food is left out in the "dan...

National Archives Recalls Flu Pandemic of 1918

...flu afflicted over 25 percent of the U.S. population. In one year, the average life expectancy in the United States dropped by 12 years. It is an oddity of history that the influenza epidemic of 1918 has been overlooked in the teaching of American history. Documentation of the disease is ample, as sho...

Defibrillators Not Dangerous While Driving

...cks resulted in an accident. Overall, the study found that the incidence of having an ICD shock was not higher while a participant was driving. One oddity in the findings was that an ICD shock was twice as likely to be delivered during the 30 minutes after someone drove a car, Albert said, an indication ...
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Ohio University researchers discover evolutionary oddity in flamingos

With their spindly legs, long necks and bright plumage, flamingos are a curiosity of nature. Now a new discovery by a team of Ohio University researchers reveals an anatomical oddity that helps flamingos eat: erectile tissue. Flamingos are known for their peculiar feeding behavior. While standing...

Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier

... Geological Survey of Canada, and two graduate students will conduct the first extensive study of the spring after initial tests showed the geological oddity is home to a unique form of bacteria that has adapted to thrive in a cold and sulfur-rich environment. "We really want to try and understand the pl...

Giant deep-sea tubeworm's meal ticket comes in as a skin infection

... prevented, in part by a wave ofprogrammed cell death in tissues wherestraggling bacteria remain. "Biologists are realizing that symbiosis isnot an oddity in nature, but rather thenorm," Fisher says. "Most -- if not all --animals and plants exist in symbiosis withsome forms of microbes. We currentlyunder...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

...eloping brain. The rare condition called synesthesia--in which people's sensory perceptual circuitry seems to be miswired--was long dismissed as an oddity not worthy of scientific study. Now, however, researchers such as Hubbard and his colleagues are using the condition to gain insights into the neural ...
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Spiraling nanotrees offer new twist on growth of nanowires

...ranches are usually all of similar length because of similar growth rates, leading to boxy shapes rather than the cone-shapes of the trees. Another oddity was the twist to the trunks, which sent the branches spiraling. The long and twisting trunks were telling us we had a new growth mode, says Jin. Sus...
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... reduction in terms of oxygen, hydrogen or electron transfer. ... A reducing agent reduces something else. ... The Reduction Agents are an oddity in today's world of pop music: they play ... The result is The Dance Reduction Agents – a collection of rock songs in a ... ... said to be redu...
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