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2009-09-10 18:00:00

German scientists say they've created a breed of pea seeds that contain antibodies against coccidiosis, a disease caused by a parasite that attacks chickens. The Novoplant GmbH researchers, led by Sergej Kiprijanov of the German biotechnology company Affitech, developed the genetically modified seeds. There are a few major issues precluding the use of monoclonal antibodies for passive immunization of chickens against infectious diseases, primarily the costs of antibody production and...

2009-09-08 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations - will focus attention on the importance of timely childhood immunization at the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW's) Black Family Reunion Celebration on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event is recognized as the largest, most...

2009-08-27 15:16:25

U.S. child immunization rates remain stable at 76.1 percent, not a statistically significant difference from the 2007 estimate of 77.4 percent, officials said. The National Immunization Survey published Thursday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said the survey for 2008 included children age 19-35 months and born during January 2005-June 2007. Vaccination is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children's...

2009-08-19 08:00:00

LANHAM, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation has enhanced its national immunization awareness campaign, Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation Immunization Project, by updating its free immunization toolkits with new materials, including updated information about autism and vaccines and information on H1N1 flu. The new toolkits are available now. Through this campaign, The COSHAR Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and...

2009-08-03 17:08:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease," said...

2009-07-31 15:54:33

Scientists in Singapore, The Netherlands and France say they developed a novel immunization method against the life-threatening malaria parasite. Principal investigator Laurent Renia of the Singapore Immunology Network says the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, infects 350 to 500 million people worldwide and kills more than 1 million people each year. It is not practical to apply the experimental method used in our study as a means of vaccination, Renia says in a statement. But, this...

2009-07-31 11:35:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease,"...

2009-07-30 12:52:39

In this week's New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in Singapore, The Netherlands and France report that they have developed a novel immunization method that will induce fast and effective protection in humans against the life-threatening malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which infects 350 to 500 million people world-wide and kills over one million people each year."It is not practical to apply the experimental method used in our study as a means of vaccination," said Laurent...

2009-07-27 15:10:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that it has shipped the first doses of the 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza Virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is indicated for active immunization in people 6 months of age and older against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the seasonal influenza vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is the only...

2009-07-22 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Young adults may have grown up in an era of information overload, but they have alarmingly little awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the need to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood, new data show. For example, 84 percent of Americans over the age of 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. By contrast, just 49 percent of young adults aged 18 to 26 are aware of that...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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