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2009-01-06 20:11:17

U.S. researchers said Tuesday they've determined the bigger and older a wild deer mouse is, the more likely it is to transmit deadly hantavirus. The University of Utah scientists used fluorescent pink, blue, green, yellow and orange talcum powder to track wild mice to learn which ones fought or mated with others the most frequently and therefore were most to blame for transmitting the disease. The study is the first to show the so-called 20-80 rule applies to a disease directly transmitted...

2007-10-09 18:00:12

ALBUQUERQUE - A group of researchers has discovered a mechanism that helps protect deer mice from hantavirus even though the rodents carry the life-threatening disease. The research could pave the way for new therapies for treating hantavirus and other so-called zoonotic diseases transmitted to humans by animals - a huge class that includes SARS, rabies, influenza and AIDS. "We are blessed with the fact that many zoonotic diseases have hosts" that are immune to ill effects of the disease,...

2007-07-18 09:19:12

By Margie Wood, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 18--Another death from hantavirus, which occurred in Park County, was reported Tuesday by the state health department. Spokesman Mark Salley said it was the third death from the virus in the state in six days. Investigation continues into the death of a Custer County resident who succumbed to hantavirus, and a public meeting to answer questions is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Westcliffe bowling alley. Few details about the Custer...

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Peromyscus maniculatus, Deer Mouse
2012-04-26 12:29:36

Commonly known as the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus is native to North America. It is prevalent in all areas except the far north and southeast United States. They can also be found in parts of South America. Peromyscus is the name used for most deer mice. There are sixty-six subspecies of Peromyscus maniculatus, and they are known for being closely related to the White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus).  It is possible to distinguish between the two by looking at the multi colored...

2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.