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2011-03-03 07:25:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --  Lung cancer is considered the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  Overall, 10-15% of lung cancers occur in people who have never smoked a single cigarette in their life.  But thanks to an inexpensive and rapid testing method, scientists can now efficiently identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with increased risk of disease progression or recurrence. It's a new test...

2006-07-19 14:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Agriculture Department will announce on Thursday plans to scale back its mad cow surveillance program, a source briefed by the department told Reuters. The USDA is "lowering it to reflect the low level of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States," the source said. "It is lower, but keep in mind it will still be testing at a level 10 times higher than" international recommended standards. The first case of mad cow disease in the...

2006-07-19 10:55:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Agriculture Department will announce on Thursday plans to scale back its mad cow surveillance program, a source briefed by the department told Reuters. The USDA is "lowering it to reflect the low level of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States," the source said. "It is lower, but keep in mind it will still be testing at a level 10 times higher than" international recommended standards. The first case of mad cow disease in...

2006-07-19 10:16:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Agriculture Department will announce on Thursday plans to scale down its mad cow surveillance program, a source briefed by the department told Reuters. "We're lowering it to reflect the low level of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States," the source said. "It is lower, but keep in mind it will still be testing at a level 10 times higher than" international recommended standards. The United States found its first case of...

2006-03-11 19:10:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a possible new case of mad cow disease after an animal tested "inconclusive" for the brain-wasting disease, the department said on Saturday. "Last night we received an inconclusive test result on a rapid (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) test from an animal sampled as part our enhanced BSE surveillance program," USDA official John Clifford said in a statement. The USDA said it ordered conclusive...

2005-08-30 12:32:08

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators tested 68 cattle without finding any more cases of mad cow disease from the Texas farm that produced the first U.S.-born animal with the brain-wasting disease, federal records showed on Tuesday. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns scheduled a telephone news conference on Tuesday afternoon to release "final results" of the investigation, which also included an attempt to trace feed eaten by the infected beef cow, a 12-year-old...

2005-07-27 17:01:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cow suspected of having mad cow disease will be retested in British and U.S. laboratories for confirmation of what may be America's third case, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. Final test results are expected early next week. The U.S. cattle industry said existing safeguards prevented the suspect cow from entering the human food supply, but consumer groups said more measures were needed to protect Americans. USDA Chief Veterinarian John Clifford...

2005-07-27 15:41:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 12-year-old animal suspected of having mad cow disease will be retested by animal health laboratories in Britain and Iowa for confirmation of what would be America's third case, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. Final test results are expected early next week. USDA Chief Veterinarian John Clifford said the suspect animal, which was destroyed after having trouble giving birth in April, produced an inconclusive result in an initial round of testing...

2005-07-27 14:53:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An animal may have tested positive for mad cow disease and will be retested at a federal animal health laboratory in Iowa for confirmation, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. If confirmed, the animal would be the third case of mad cow disease in the United States. Final test results are expected early next week. USDA Chief Veterinarian John Clifford said an animal that was at least 12 years old and appeared to be domestic tested inconclusive for the...

2005-07-08 13:07:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. animal health officials have tracked down and culled 29 cattle linked to a 12-year-old Texas beef cow infected with mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Since the discovery of the nation's second case of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the USDA has sought after all offspring and herd mates that were born within a year or two of the infected animal. "On Wednesday, 29 adult animals were transported to a collection site," the USDA...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.