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Animal Testing Center Project Should Be Scaled Back
2012-07-14 04:55:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Plans for a billion-dollar facility to study potentially fatal animal diseases should be scaled back, officials from the National Research Council (NRC) said in a government-commissioned report released on Friday. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NABF), which would be built in Manhattan, Kansas, has some experts concerned that diseases being studied at the center could escape the center and cause immense agricultural...

2009-08-13 13:55:00

Porcine circovirus associated diseases cost pig producers around the world hundreds of millions of dollars each year.That's why Kansas State University virologists Dick Hesse and Bob Rowland have been working to create new vaccines to tackle such complex diseases."Circovirus and its associated diseases continue to emerge around the world," Hesse said. "Both porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and circovirus are a worldwide problem and they continue to evolve."Hesse and Rowland say...

2009-08-13 10:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Porcine circovirus associated diseases cost pig producers around the world hundreds of millions of dollars each year. That's why Kansas State University virologists Dick Hesse and Bob Rowland have been working to create new vaccines to tackle such complex diseases. "Circovirus and its associated diseases continue to emerge around the world," Hesse said. "Both porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and circovirus are a worldwide...

2009-07-27 10:15:03

Washington used a flawed study to select a tornado-prone area of Kansas for a $700 million infectious-pathogens biosecurity lab, a government report says. The Department of Homeland Security's analysis was not scientifically defensible in concluding Kansas or any other U.S. mainland location could safely handle dangerous animal diseases, the Government Accountability Office said in draft report obtained by The Washington Post. The department -- whose responsibilities include protecting U.S....

2009-07-27 10:15:03

Washington used a flawed study to select a tornado-prone area of Kansas for a $700 million infectious-pathogens biosecurity lab, a government report says. The Department of Homeland Security's analysis was not scientifically defensible in concluding Kansas or any other U.S. mainland location could safely handle dangerous animal diseases, the Government Accountability Office said in draft report obtained by The Washington Post. The department -- whose responsibilities include protecting U.S....

2009-03-31 14:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's leading independent research institutes is expanding in Kansas as the region's scientific assets align to support the critical mission of protecting the American food supply and to develop urgently needed bioenergy solutions. Officials at Midwest Research Institute (MRI) announced today that they are expanding MRI's existing operations by establishing a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute that will be named...

2008-07-15 06:00:26

By Jonathan B. Cox, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 15--Supporters of a proposed bio-defense lab in Granville County, including university and government officials, want $262,248 in public money to pay for a seven-month initiative to sway public opinion. The Golden LEAF Foundation, which oversees half of the state's money from a national settlement with cigarette manufacturers, will consider the request at a special meeting this morning. The money would be used to buy ads in...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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