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Southern California Veterinary Hospital Rescued From the Scrap Heap

LOS ANGELES, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest and largest facility of its kind in Southern California was rescued from demolition by the new owner of the Singita Animal Sanctuary, located in Sylmar, just 3 miles from the 210 Freeway on Little Tujunga Canyon Road. Funny Man and television ...

500 Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hour Ordeal From Wisconsin River

A 500 pound man stuck after a tubing accident was rescued from St. Croix River in western Wisconsin. Martin Rike developed symptoms of heart attack when in the river and he was rescued by dozens of rescue workers who spent hours carrying him to a navigable part of the waterway. Martin Rike...

Thirty One Kids Rescued from a Pedophile Ring

The British police acting on a tip from the Toronto police busted a global Internet pedophile ring that broadcast live-streamed videos of children being abused. They rescued more than 31 kids.700 suspects were rounded up. The suspects were running an international child pornography network ...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

...n their CD47 levels suggests other alternatives as well. For instance, patients could be treated with very strong chemotherapies or radiation and then rescued with their own purified normal stem cells. The findings in leukemia may prove relevant to other forms of cancer as well, Weissman said, as they are...

Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease

...worse on the test than normal mice. But in all but one case the treated Alzheimer's mice performed almost as well as the normal mice. Those with the rescued cognitive ability had more than 50 percent fewer Alzheimer's lesions and inflammatory immune cells than the untreated diseased mice. PMX53, a simil...

LoJack SafetyNet and Project Lifesaver Help Rescue Clients Afflicted With Alzheimer's/Dementia Who Wandered

...esaver Rescue Stories: 83-Year-Old Man is rescued 10 Minutes After Reported Missing In New Jers...s. 82-Year-Old Man Wanders from Home and is rescued in 15 Minutes In California, an 82-year-old ma... health. 73-Year-Old Woman with Alzheimer's rescued in Vacant Home; Located in 17 Minutes In Massa...

VA's Suicide Prevention Message Carried on 21,000 Buses

...lated social marketing and integrated communications. Since its inception in July 2007, the VA Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1 800-273-TALK, has rescued more than 3,000 Veterans and provided counseling for more than 120,000 Veterans and their loved ones at home and overseas. The lifeline is staffed 24...

Strategic Analytics Reports Stress Test Achievements

... mortgage market was heading for an enormous collapse. The fall in house prices beginning in 2007 meant that distressed loans could no longer be rescued by refinancing. While other modeling methods showed no visible stress until 2007, when housing price depreciation was evident, Strategic Analytics' ap...

Lamas Beauty International Announces Agreement With Macy's

...struction methods and materials, including rapidly renewable bamboo, recycled post-industrial eco resin, recycled steel & aluminum, low VOC paint, rescued tree limbs, and renewable coconut shell tiles. Since the inception of his line of hair care and skincare products, Lamas has sought to combine th...

1-800-GOT-MOLD? to Exhibit at NY/NJ Franchise Expo April 18-19

...an, "Doing well by doing good," speaks both to the rescued dogs and to the company's mission to improve the l...tion, 1-800-GOT-MOLD? dogs are all black Labradors rescued from animal shelters. "We use Labradors because they're smart and gentle, we use rescued dogs because we can't stand the idea of perfectly ...
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Angelman syndrome deficits rescued in mice

Children with Angelman syndrome are often seen laughing and smiling, but this cheerful demeanor masks serious neurological problems ?mental retardation, movement problems and seizures. ew research in mice, however, suggests that many of these deficits could be alleviated. Edwin Weeber, Ph...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... program, in conjunction with its partners, began after the rare frogs were rescued from a drying creek. Anne Poopatanapong, a wildlife biologist for the San J...e salvage effort started the next day. A USGS team led by Dr. Robert Fisher rescued 82 tadpoles, which were taken to the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conserva...

Embryology study offers clues to birth defects

...In the study, the team of scientists showed that mice missing the Raldh2 and Raldh3 genes, which normally die early and do not develop limbs, could be rescued by treatment with a small dose of retinoic acid. However, forelimb development was stunted, suggesting that retinoic acid is required for forelimb but...

Plant Min protein sits tight and rescues E. coli

... E. coli cells that lacked the bacterial genes for both MinD and MinE. Surprisingly, the minicell phenotype of this E. coli HL1 mutant (MinDE) was rescued by the plant AtMinD gene, even though the dynamic MinE protein was absent. The Arabidopsis homologue AtMinD behaved differently from its E. coli c...

Single adult stem cell can self renew, repair tissue damage in live mammal

...hen injured the regenerated tissue, setting off massive waves of muscle cell growth and repair, and subsequently showed that the MuSC and descendents rescued the second animal's lost muscle healing function. After isolating the luciferase-glowing muscle stem cells from the transplanted animal, the scien...

Mayo Clinic research on tamoxifen leads to recommendation for CYP2D6 gene test

...ient CYP2D6 metabolism. "Poor metabolizers who were fortunate to not develop breast cancer recurrence in the first two years of tamoxifen appear to be rescued by anastrozole," he says. The findings reported by Mayo and ABCSG highlight the emerging science of pharmacogenomics. Researchers in this field ar...

Researchers recreate SARS virus, open door for potential defenses against future strains

...CoV that would be able to grow; design the synthesis of the genome; and recover and characterize the viruses that were synthetically reconstructed and rescued in the laboratory. They also studied the pathogenesis and the ability of therapeutics targeting epidemic strains to cure bat SARS-CoV infection. S...

Inherited genetic cause, possible treatment found for complex lung disorder

...riginally thought to be healthy. They concluded that despite the genetic mutation, higher than normal levels of GM-CSF in the girls may have partially rescued its cellular signaling enough to slow the development of PAP. ...

Scientists integrate data in three dimensions to study climate effects on young fish

...rd in September. There were some scientific surprises on the first cruise, and an unexpected event. On June 9, near the end of the first cruise, they rescued three teenagers from a swamped boat (see rescue story at end of article). The goal of ECOS is to view the two seascapes in an integrated way using ...

World's only captive hairy-nosed otter gets new home

...er in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today. Dara, a frisky young male rescued when his mother was killed by a fisherman, was released into a large new enclosure built for him at Phnom Tamau Zoological Garden and Rescue Centre, l...
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Assessment of safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell therapy

...tch was chosen for a GLP safety study using the NIH III mouse model, an immune deficient animal model. Importantly, we also showed that vision can be rescued in a mouse model of Stargardt's disease, which is a form of early-onset macular dystrophy that leads to blindness despite an intact Bruch's membrane (...

Animal Protection Groups Condemn FDA's Endorsement of Animal Cloning

...cation, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Additional information ...

JCI table of contents: Dec. 3, 2007

...is actually what leads to fibrosis and chronic rejection of the organ. TITLE: Microvascular destruction identifies murine allografts that cannot be rescued from airway fibrosis AUTHOR CONTACT: Mark R. Nicolls Medical Service (111P), Palo Alto, California, USA. Phone: (650) 493-5000, ext. 69289; Fax:...

Individual differences caused by shuffled chunks of DNA in the human genome

...based methodology called Paired-End Mapping (PEM). Researchers broke up the genome DNA into manageable-sized pieces about 3000 bases long; tagged and rescued the paired ends of the fragments; and then analyzed their sequence with a high-throughput, rapid-sequencing method developed by 454 Life Sciences. ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... activity against S. aureus in mice. Following simultaneous inoculation with both MSa and lethal and non-lethal doses of S. aureus results showed MSa rescued ninety-seven percent of mice from death and fully cleared mice of non-lethal bacterial infections. These results suggest a potential use of the pha...

Music, mail, databases and printing from a technologists desk

...y were excavated from my desk. Over the last month, I have tested three very nice products together: the Rave-MP MP3 player from GoVideo, which rescued and resurrected the Rio technology from Sonic Blue; the newest noise-isolating headsets from Etymotic Research ; and the AudioFeast subscription musi...

Rapid, Reproducible Real-Time Quantitative RT-PCR Using the iCycler iQ Real-Time PCR Detection System and iQ Supermix, Rev A

...me, even at 20C. Experiment 2: Comparison of Reactions Based on iQ Supermix vs. Mix A Use of iQ supermix rescued the assay, resulting in accumulation of the macula-derived 128 bp products crossing the threshold of 100 RFU after 19.7 cycles (...

Quantitation of DNA for Automated Sequencing Using the VersaFluor Fluorometer

...matography. A λZap (Stratagene) cDNA clone for Xenopus xHif was also isolated using a homology screen of a tadpole library. rescued plasmid DNA was obtained using the manufacturers instructions and was subsequently transformed into DH5α cells. Plasmid DNA...

Unmask Blood RNA for Gene Expression Profiling

... a cultured cell line (HeLa cells) that does not express high levels of globin (left two bars). In contrast, the GLOBINclear Kit rescued the decreased gene detection observed when exogenous globin transcripts were spiked into the HeLa RNA samples. Total RNA was isolated from ...

New Protocols for Isolating High- Molecular-Weight Genomic DNA

...kit specifically designed to prepare genomic DNA of size and quality that, when subjected to in vitro packaging extracts, yielded large numbers of rescued shuttle vector. Table 1 Average Lambda Phage Recovery with RecoverEase DNA Isolation Kit and Organic Extractio...
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