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2009-04-21 08:45:00

HUBBARD, Ohio, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoLogix, Inc. (OTC: NNLX) -- NanoLogix Inc. has begun construction on a 2,800 square foot manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hubbard, Ohio. It will contain a production cleanroom, cold-storage vault, and shipping and receiving area to be used in the fabrication of BNP(TM) Ultra-Fast test kits. The revolutionary new BNP(TM) kits provide accelerated detection of bacteria and pathogens -- 100 to 600% faster than conventional Petri...

2009-04-13 08:45:00

HUBBARD, Ohio, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoLogix, Inc. (OTC: NNLX) a biotechnology company, is pleased to provide the following information: An independent study has found that NanoLogix's BNP(TM) Ultra-Fast Identification Technology allows the viewing of anthrax cultures four times faster than conventional methods. The study, by one of the foremost bio-defense and biomedical research centers in the U.S., appears in the current online issue of Letters in Applied...

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2009-03-13 07:40:00

Researchers in Italy have uncovered what appears to be the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice, Reuters reported.The woman's remains were buried with a brick jammed between her jaws, most likely to prevent her from feeding on victims of a plague that swept the city in the 16th century, experts said.The discovery on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in the Venice lagoon supports the medieval belief that vampires were behind the spread of plagues like the Black Death, according to...

2009-03-04 10:28:00

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. scientists, Drs. Loretta Mayer, Cheryl Dyer and Timothy Vail, were invited to attend the Third International Workshop on Fertility Control in Wildlife Management in Lincoln, New Zealand where they presented SenesTech's latest developments in humane animal population management. This invitation only meeting is organized by the governments of Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Great Britain, who are working together to...

2009-02-13 07:53:30

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson is being treated with intravenous antibiotics for a serious staph infection, sources told The Sun newspaper. Michael Jackson has a severe staph infection that he contracted during work to reconstruct his nose, an insider told the newspaper. The disease is an MRSA-style (staph) infection because it is resistant to conventional antibiotics, so he has been visiting a clinic to get antibiotics via an IV drip. The infection has spread throughout his face and body and...

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2009-02-07 13:40:00

Nuns and priests risked their lives to care for plague victims in Renaissance France, says a new study that associates contact with infectious plague victims to the demise of many religious order constituents. The study is one of the first to discover that the plague, a fatal bacterial disease called "the Black Death," can be swiftly and precisely found in ancient human remains. A few women who perished after aiding plague victims were Benedictine nuns that lived in the Sainte-Croix Abbey's...

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2008-11-24 13:24:29

Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans. Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology suggests that brown rats, the biggest and most common rats in Europe, may now be carrying the bacteria. Since the early 1990s, more than 20 species of Bartonella bacteria have been discovered. They are considered to be emerging zoonotic pathogens,...

2008-11-23 14:35:00

In 430 B.C., a new and deadly disease"”its cause remains a mystery"”swept into Athens. The walled Greek city-state was teeming with citizens, soldiers and refugees of the war then raging between Athens and Sparta. As streets filled with corpses, social order broke down. Over the next three years, the illness returned twice and Athens lost a third of its population. It lost the war too. The Plague of Athens marked the beginning of the end of the Golden Age of Greece.The Plague of...

2008-11-20 14:57:45

A U.S. government wildlife expert at the Grand Canyon who died from the plague after touching a dead cougar wasn't properly supervised, an agency report said. National Park Service investigators found unsafe work practices, violations of federal labor regulations and park policy failure in the death of wildlife biologist Eric York, 37, who was found dead Nov. 2, 2007. Their report recommended additional supervisor oversight and further safety requirements for handling dead animals. York --...

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2008-10-22 08:15:00

Eric York lugged the carcass of an adult mountain lion from his truck and laid it carefully on a tarp on the floor of his garage during October last year. The biologist at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, found the big cat lying motionless near the canyon's South Rim. He was determined to learn why she died. The female mountain lion had a bloody nose, but her hide bore no other signs of trauma. York did the postmortem in his garage, in a village of about 2,000 park employees. The park...