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Earliest Case Of Lyme Disease Discovered In 5,300 Year-old ‘Iceman’
2012-02-29 05:58:11

Scientists have sequenced the full genome of “Oetzi the Iceman", a 5,300-year-old body discovered frozen in the Eastern Alps in 1991, and determined he had brown eyes, was lactose intolerant, had blood type “O” and was predisposed to cardiovascular disease. The international team of researchers also found genetic material from the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, making Oetzi the earliest documented case of the infection. “Sequences corresponding to ~60% of...

2011-02-17 07:09:55

A more-than-5,000-year-old mummified body found frozen in the Oetzal Alps in South Tyrol on September 19, 1991 will receive a new face for the 20th anniversary of its discovery. Two Dutch experts -- Alfons and Adrie Kennis -- have made a new model of the Iceman Oetzi (also known as ×tzi) with brown eyes. It will be part of a new exhibit at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Recent research has shown the Iceman, nearly 5,300 years old, did not have blue...

2009-09-23 09:36:00

BOLZANO, Italy, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The City of Bolzano, Italy and TIS Innovation Park have entered into a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM), with the aim of creating a smart city. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol in northern Italy, is the fifth Italian city to choose IBM to identify and design a new model for a sustainable city through a range of digital solutions. During the next few months a pilot...

2009-01-30 14:57:06

A new examination of Italy's mummified Iceman indicates the Stone Age man was attacked twice before he died, Italian and German researchers said. The joint study indicated the Iceman, also known as Oetzi, was wounded in the hand ''a few days before'' he was hunted down and killed in the mountains between Italy and Austria, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday. After Iceman climbed to spot where his frozen and mummified body was found, the researchers from Munich's Ludwig Maximilian...

2009-01-15 17:18:50

An Italian man who had an affair with a married woman allegedly e-mailed videos of their encounters to her husband and other relatives after he was dumped. Police said the 40-year-old woman, from Bolzano, told police her former lover had e-mailed 150 of her friends and relatives, including her husband, with videos, photos and typed descriptions of their sexual encounters, ANSA reported Thursday. Investigators said the suspect allegedly tried to hide his identity when sending the e-mails, but...

2006-02-03 14:15:00

By Sophie Hardach MILAN -- A Stone Age man found frozen in the Alps some 5,300 years after he was murdered under mysterious circumstances may have been a childless social outcast, a new study showed. Italian anthropologist Franco Rollo studied fragments of the DNA belonging to Oetzi, as the mummy has come to be known, and found two typical mutations common among men with reduced sperm mobility, the museum that stores the "iceman" said. A high percentage of men with such a condition are...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.