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Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-year-old Skeleton
2014-07-15 03:40:49

American Society for Microbiology European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village. Reporting this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, the authors describe using a technique called shotgun metagenomics to sequence DNA from a calcified nodule in the pelvic region of a middle-aged male skeleton excavated from the settlement of...

Bison Populations Can Be Restored After Removal From Infected Herds
2014-02-28 14:23:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About half of the Bison in Yellowstone National Park test positive for exposure to brucellosis, a bacterium that causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young. According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, non-infected bison can be safely removed from an infected herd and used to start new herds. The study represents a promising future for an animal that...

2013-12-17 23:21:00

Zoetis resumes distribution of canine diagnostic test. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zoetis announced today the relaunch of D-Tec® CB, a rapid slide agglutination test for detection of canine brucellosis in dogs. With its return, veterinarians will once again be able to confirm canine brucellosis negative status in approximately two minutes rather than send samples to a lab and wait two or three days for results. Zoetis acquired the test in 2010 as part of its...

2013-08-21 23:00:47

Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) are nearing completion of the first human Brucella vaccine aimed at combatting the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease that causes high fever and incapacitation. College Station, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) are nearing completion of the first human Brucella vaccine aimed at combatting the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease...

Beachgoers In Peru Warned To Stay Away After Mass Pelican Die Offs
2012-05-08 04:36:42

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com The health ministry of Peru issued a warning recently to citizens and tourists to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital while investigators try to determine what may have caused the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pelicans. Peruvian officials say more than 538 pelicans and other types of birds have been found dead along the northern coast. The state-run news agency, TV Peru, puts the total number at an estimated 1,200 dead birds found along the...

Image 1 - Scientists Crack Medieval Bone Code
2012-01-04 04:58:34

Two teams of Michigan State University researchers — one working at a medieval burial site in Albania, the other at a DNA lab in East Lansing — have shown how modern science can unlock the mysteries of the past. The scientists are the first to confirm the existence of brucellosis, an infectious disease still prevalent today, in ancient skeletal remains. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, suggest brucellosis has been endemic to...

2009-06-11 11:48:43

Scottish and U.S. scientists say their discovery of how some bacteria protect themselves when they are under attack might lead to new antimicrobial drugs. The 25-year study -- led by University of Aberdeen Professor Ian Booth and researcher Tarmo Roosild of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas -- determined the mechanics of channels in bacteria that stay shut if all is normal and are triggered to open if they need to mount a defense. The scientists said their finding could result in the...

2005-06-14 18:49:24

Research carried out with the participation of the University of Navarra has shown how a determinate molecule helps an important pathogen, Brucella abortus, escape destruction within the cells charged with eliminating infectious agents (macrophages). This research has been published in Nature Immunology scientific magazine. Brucella is a model of an intracellular parasite, a category that includes other important bacteria, such as those of tuberculosis or legionelosis. Brucella penetrates...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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