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Image 1 - Glowing Green Cats Could Be Key In Battle Against AIDS
2011-09-12 05:07:35

  Could glowing, fluorescent green cats be the next great weapon in the fight against AIDS and the HIV virus? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic seem to think so. Researchers at the clinic reported on Sunday that they have developed "a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus." The feline equivalent of HIV, known as feline...

Survey Finds More Children Receiving Vaccines
2011-09-02 05:27:57

  A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that a higher percentage of children are receiving needed vaccines, despite fears that vaccines may cause autism or other health problems. The CDC reports that immunization rates for children aged 19-35 months for most vaccine preventable illnesses have increased or at least sustained high levels. Anne Schuchat, M.D., director of CDC´s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases says,...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Nation's leading immunization provider receives Partnership Award from the CDC. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Mollen Immunization Clinics, LLC (Mollen) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded the company the "Excellence in Partnering" award. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Director of Immunization and Respiratory Dieseases at the CDC, presented the award, recognizing Mollen "for 10 years of excellence in effective stakeholder engagement and action to...

2011-08-04 08:48:00

Milestone marks progress and points to need for funding and political will to eradicate measles WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Measles Initiative today announced it has helped vaccinate one billion children in more than 60 developing countries since 2001, making significant gains in the global effort to stop measles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/DC47447-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/DC47447-b) The child who received...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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