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2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

2012-05-16 02:26:56

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, State Farm California had 527 dog bite claims and paid more than $20.3 million as a result. That represents a 31 percent increase in claims over 2010. Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. Top 10 States for State Farm Dog Bite Claims in 2011 State...

2012-04-12 09:58:06

Management of simple insect bites: Where's the evidence? There is little evidence that over the counter remedies for simple insect bites actually work, and in most cases, no treatment at all will suffice, concludes an evidence review in the April Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). In the UK, midges, mosquitoes, flies, fleas and bedbugs account for most of the insects that bite their victims in search of a blood meal. The saliva they inject can cause a reaction. This may prompt an...

2012-03-21 13:47:37

Bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food. Smaller bite sizes are taken for foods which need more chewing and smaller bite sizes are often linked to a sensation of feeling fuller sooner. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour, launched today, shows that strong aromas lead to smaller bite sizes and suggests that aroma may be used as a means to control portion size. The aroma experience of food is linked to its constituents and texture, but also...

T. Rex's Killer Bite Revealed
2012-02-29 11:47:25

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have revealed that the jaw muscles of Tyrannosaurus rex suggest that the dinosaur had the most powerful bite of any living or extinct animal. The measurement, based on a laser scan of the dinosaur´s skull, showed that its bite was equivalent to up to 13,000 pounds -- four times more than previously estimated. Publishing their findings in the journal Biology Letters, the team scaled up the skulls of a human, an alligator, a juvenile T....

2012-01-26 15:14:29

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has discovered key elements of a strategy commonly used by tumor cells to survive when they spread to distant organs. The finding could lead to drugs that could inhibit this metastasis in patients with tumors. A cell that breaks away from the primary tumor and finds itself in the alien environment of the bloodstream or a new organ, normally is destroyed by a process known as apoptosis. But tumor cells that express high levels of a...

2012-01-26 07:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., and ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Micromet, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITI) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amgen will acquire Micromet, a biotechnology company founded in Germany with its research and development (R&D) center in Munich and headquarters in Rockville, Md., for $11 per share in cash. The transaction, which values Micromet at approximately...

2011-12-12 07:00:00

QUÓ°BEC CITY, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today reported encouraging preclinical data for its oral anticancer Akt inhibitor, perifosine, in Hodgkin Lymphoma. In vitro data from Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cell lines showed that perifosine combined with sorafenib induced increased apoptosis, while in vivo data for the same combination treatment for HL significantly increased survival in mice. Data...

2011-11-29 07:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) has uncovered a novel mechanism that cancer cells may use to escape detection by the body's immune system. The study, "Tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells induce tumor cell resistance to cytotoxic T cells in mice," led by researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., shows that a specific type of immature white blood cells (myeloid derived suppressor cells or...


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2009-06-16 22:38:30

The Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is a species of arachnid that is native to the USA from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. It can be found in Canada as well around southeast Ontario, and southern Quebec. Its range lies from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the south, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia. It is not usually found west of the Rocky Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, this...

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