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2014-08-29 08:21:54

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) announced today that management will host an Investor - Analyst Forum on September 4, 2014, at the Le Parker Meridien in New York City. The event will feature a global business update followed by an executive management panel discussion. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT, an audio live webcast of the formal presentations will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at...

Research Identifies Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia
2014-07-17 03:41:34

Nationwide Children's Hospital New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. The international team, led by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, discovered that the disease may result from a collection of protein mishaps like those associated with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings, released today by Science Translational Medicine, have...

2014-06-15 14:53:41

PLOS The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who subsequently developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood and blood products. A paper published in PLOS Pathogens on June 12th now describes an...

2014-06-11 23:09:49

Dr. William Croft's new novel addresses major insurance company conspiracy based on well-documented fact. MADISON, Wisc. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 What is scarier than disease? Mass cover-up of the cause. Dr. William Croft has successfully identified illness utilizing anatomic pathology for over 38 years, including diagnosing toxic mold, arsenic, petroleum, asbestos, and Chronic Wasting Disease in humans. Croft’s latest discovery involves serious controversy: Man-made prions were used...

2014-04-14 23:04:39

New entrants to veterinary IVD are to be expected due to the low technical and regulatory market barriers and recent superior market performance to clinical IVD. But this has played out especially in pet diagnostics where growth has ridden increasing consumer spending on pets, especially on pet health care, according to latest Kalorama Information report. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Recent market entrants and product introductions to U.S. veterinary diagnostics have predominated...

2014-04-04 10:29:01

When cannibals ate brains of people who died from prion disease, many of them fell ill with the fatal neurodegenerative disease as well. Likewise, when cows were fed protein contaminated with bovine prions, many of them developed mad cow disease. On the other hand, transmission of prions between species, for example from cows, sheep, or deer to humans, is—fortunately—inefficient, and only a small proportion of exposed recipients become sick within their lifetimes. A study published on...

2014-03-26 12:28:27

Biomedical research institute appoints two key positions, expanding its impact on neurodegenerative science GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field of Parkinson's disease research. The Center recently appointed Dr. Jiyan Ma, whose laboratory studies prions, the misfolded proteins associated with many contagious...

NC Hospital Says Patients Were Exposed To Deadly, Incurable Disease
2014-02-12 07:01:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As many as 18 patients who underwent neurosurgery at a North Carolina Hospital are being notified of a potentially incurable disease they may have been exposed to during their treatment. Staff at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC said that the patients could potentially have contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a serious and incurable neurological disorder. "Today we are reaching out to 18...

2013-11-04 13:46:24

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the so called mad cow disease) through photo therapy. The researchers discovered, as they show in the journal Nature Photonics, that it is possible to distinguish aggregations of the proteins, believed to cause the diseases, from the...

Twice As Many Humans Carry Mad Cow Protein As Thought
2013-10-16 13:40:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found twice as many British citizens than was previously thought may be carrying the human form of “mad cow disease.” However, unlike the band N’Sync – don’t expect a comeback anytime soon from the disease that reached its peak prominence in the late 90s, experts said. The disease, also known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), emerged after widespread...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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