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2010-01-20 08:00:00

A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals.

2009-10-01 08:00:00

New study reports on the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and its use in sports medicine; cautions more investigation needed ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct.

2009-09-30 07:03:00

LONDON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince's Rainforests Project (PRP) is launching their Rainforest SOS campaign today in an effort to send the world's biggest SOS on behalf of the rainforests before the international climate change meetings held by the UN in Copenhagen this December.

2009-08-21 12:37:32

A new study shows that nervous system integrity and axonal properties may play a key role in prion diseases.

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2009-06-08 11:15:00

New research has shown that a rogue protein thought to cause Alzheimer's can spread through the brain, turning healthy tissue bad.

2009-02-26 08:48:40

Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease.

2008-12-18 09:31:50

British medical researchers say they're concerned a new human version of mad cow disease has been detected, officials said. While most cases of new variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD) in Britain have occurred in people with a genetic profile carried by 42 percent of the population, the BBC reported that a young man with a different genetic profile appears to have the disabling disease. The report said the diagnosis, which must be confirmed by biopsy, suggests at least 90 percent of...

2008-12-10 11:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp.

2008-09-15 09:00:58

Canada-based theranostics company Amorfix Life Sciences has reported that its EP-vCJD blood screening assay can detect sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prions using brain material spiked into human plasma at the same sensitivity.


Latest Prion Reference Libraries

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2007-10-24 13:42:18

The Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata), is a small seabird found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonies can be found on Gough Island, Marion Island, and on the sub-Antarctic Antipodes Islands off the coast of New Zealand. Though the broad-billed prion is a small seabird, it is a large prion, with a length of 24 inches and a weight of 7 ounces, and a massive bill. It has gray upper plumage, a dark cap, black "W" on the wings, a black-tipped tail,...

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2007-10-24 13:39:33

The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.