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2010-10-28 09:06:51

Study findings might help better understand bronchitis, emphysema, other lung diseases A new study of an exotic, infectious virus that has caused three recent outbreaks in the United States reveals clues to how the virus might damage lungs during infection. The findings also suggest possible new ways to treat lung diseases in humans. Not only does the infection from monkeypox virus increase production of proteins involved in inflammation, but it decreases production of proteins that keep lung...

2010-10-14 08:43:48

Scientists to research connections between infectious diseases and land use, global warming and other environmental changes To better understand the ecological mechanisms that govern relationships between human-induced environmental changes and the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded 10 grants through the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID) program. It is the 11th year of funding in the...

2010-08-31 20:43:06

Monkeypox has increased 20-fold in Democractic Republic of Congo since 1980 In the winter of 1979, the world celebrated the end of smallpox, a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection estimated to have caused between 300 and 500 million deaths during the 20th century. The virus was eradicated through an aggressive worldwide vaccination campaign, which itself ended in 1980. After all, with no virus, there was no longer a need for a vaccine. Now,  researchers at UCLA say the...

2009-12-23 09:15:16

New research in the FASEB Journal explains how variola, monkeypox, and related viruses disable immune systems to yield devastating consequences A team of researchers working in a high containment laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, have solved a fundamental mystery about smallpox that has puzzled scientists long after the natural disease was eradicated by vaccination.: they know how it kills us. In a new research report appearing online in The FASEB...

2009-05-04 23:39:54

The poorly regulated U.S. wildlife trade can lead to devastating effects on ecosystems, native species, food supply and human health, U.S. researchers said. A team of scientists from the Wildlife Trust, Brown University, Pacific Lutheran University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Global Invasive Species Program said a global trade in wildlife generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year. The researchers report that from 2000-2006, the United States imported more...

2009-01-10 14:35:46

Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, says she is leaving her post to make way for President-elect Barack Obama's team. Gerberding and other senior CDC leaders are submitting their resignations effective Jan. 20, the day Obama is sworn into office, CNN reported Saturday. CDC employees were notified of the resignations by e-mail Friday evening. William H. Gimson III, the CDC's chief operating officer, is to act as interim head of the agency until Obama names a new...

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2006-11-29 15:00:00

By MARGARET EBRAHIM As the rising sun danced across Florida's coastal waters, government workers in shorts and T-shirts knelt in a grassy island field and plucked wriggling rats from traps laid the night before. These weren't just any rats. They were 3-pound, 35-inch-long African behemoths. They squirmed as the workers, wearing protective gloves, removed green radio collars that had been tracking the rodents' movements. All 18 of the animals were carted away for research. Darin Carroll...

2005-12-07 17:59:09

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About three quarters of patients with monkeypox have affected lymph nodes, a condition that is rare in cases of smallpox or chicken pox, investigators report in two articles in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Other common features of monkeypox, in addition to rash and fever, include chills, sore throat, headache and muscle pain. Considered a possible agent of bioterrorism, it is important to recognize signs and symptoms of monkeypox and to...

2005-08-09 18:41:58

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University have developed new diagnostic methods to better detect future monkeypox or smallpox outbreaks. The research also sheds new light on the 2003 monkeypox outbreak in the Midwest -- monkeypox is closely related to smallpox. This new information suggests that the 2003 outbreak was larger than the 72 cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...


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Gambian Pouched Rat, Cricetomys gambianus
2012-05-16 12:18:16

The Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus), sometimes called the African giant pouch rat, is a nocturnal creature with poor eyesight. This rat can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa, with a range including Senegal to Kenya and from Angola to Mozambique. Although the Gambian pouched rat has a large range, it does not appear in the Democratic Republic of the Congo most likely because Emin’s pouched rat resides there. The Gambian pouched rat prefers a habitat at anywhere between...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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2005-06-02 10:55:54

Prairie dogs native to both North and Central America are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches. An average size is 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long. In the United States prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, but they have been introduced into a few eastern locales. All are herbivores, and in settled regions they sometimes damage crops severely. They have been eliminated from certain areas of the Great Plains where ranchers regard them...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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