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2011-01-13 15:45:00

British scientists have successfully developed chickens that do not transmit bird flu infections, which could inevitably reduce the risk of deadly avian flu epidemics in humans. Scientists from Cambridge and Edinburgh universities report that although the chickens they genetically modified (GM) still fell ill to H5N1 bird flu and died, they did not transmit the virus to other chickens they came into contact with. "Preventing virus transmission in chickens should reduce the economic impact...

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2011-01-04 12:10:00

An official said on Tuesday that Malaysia has delayed a landmark field trial to release genetically modified mosquitoes designed to combat dengue fever. The 4,000 to 6,000 male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were originally scheduled to be released last month in an attempt to fight dengue, which killed at least 134 people last year in Malaysia alone. The insects have been engineered so that their offspring quickly die, curbing the growth of the population in a technique researchers hope could...

2010-12-16 10:55:00

STOCKHOLM, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish newspaper, Dagens Industri, has reported that Vladimir Antonov has been subject to a Swedish Government investigation which shows there is no evidence of corruption against the Russian businessman. The report which was commissioned by the Swedish Government and conducted by international risk consultancy company, Kroll, showed that there was no evidence that Vladimir Antonov or any of his companies are or have been involved in...

2010-10-13 15:13:00

SAGINAW, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexteer Automotive, the only tier one automotive supplier committed exclusively to wheel-to-wheel advanced steering and driveline systems, is hiring both new and seasoned professionals skilled in software engineering and mechatronics, a field that combines mechanical and electrical engineering. Nexteer's development of electric power steering, a significant growth area for the company, requires talent that understands the role of electronic code in...

2010-10-01 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, presented the results of a study using granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant for the GeoVax DNA/MVA vaccine at the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference held in Atlanta from September 28 to October 1. The talk, given on Thursday, September 30 in...

2010-09-27 15:31:42

A report presented today by Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli to the Agriculture Council concludes that specific measures relating to storing and the application of isolation distances can help limit or avoid the co-mingling of genetically modified (GM) maize with conventional and organic maize. In particular, the Best Practice Document, prepared by the European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) and published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), notes that...

2010-09-27 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, will present the results of a study using granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant for the GeoVax DNA/MVA vaccine at the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference to be held in Atlanta from September 28 to October 1. The talk, to be given on Thursday,...

2010-09-08 09:30:00

LORDSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of the much-anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which features the spaciousness and amenities of a midsize car with the fuel economy and price of a compact, was celebrated today with red, white and blue models symbolically declaring that a world-class small car can be assembled in America by a domestic company. The first vehicles for delivery to buyers were driven off the line at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant in front of GM employees,...

2010-08-25 07:29:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers know that people with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Now, they may have an explanation why. A new study shows a protein released in rheumatoid arthritis reverses memory impairment in animals. Researchers from the University of South Florida analyzed three rheumatoid arthritis growth factors in mouse models and found the protein known as GM-CSF was the most promising in showing a protective benefit against Alzheimer's...

2010-08-23 13:23:32

New study shows GM-CSF reduces AD pathology and eliminates memory loss A signaling protein released during rheumatoid arthritis dramatically reduced Alzheimer's disease pathology and reversed the memory impairment of mice bred to develop symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease, a new study by the University of South Florida reports. Researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely stimulates the body's natural scavenger cells to attack and remove Alzheimer's amyloid deposits in the...


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Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

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