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2010-04-27 06:48:00

PARIS, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - French Health Products Safety Agency AFSSAPS Approves STERRAD(R) Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Technology for Total Inactivation of Protein-based Infectious Agents Linked to Fatal Brain Diseases Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) announced today that the French Health Products Safety Agency, AFSSAPS, will approve the low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma STERRAD(R) NX(TM) and the STERRAD(R) 100NX(TM) Sterilization Systems for total...

2010-03-31 19:00:00

IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN: OTCBB) LAS VEGAS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Monty Ormsby reports: IGEN Networks Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bio Business Development Corp. International, Inc.

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2010-03-15 13:25:00

Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels.

2010-03-05 08:21:35

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists investigating how prion diseases destroy the brain have observed a new form of the disease in mice that does not cause the sponge-like brain deterioration typically seen in prion diseases.

2010-02-05 13:14:33

Prions are a special class of proteins best known as the source for mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases.

2010-01-28 15:03:04

Scientists have determined how a normal protein can be converted into a prion, an infectious agent that causes fatal brain diseases in humans and mammals.

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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.

2010-01-01 10:42:26

Research may point to more effective therapeutic targets for deadly prion diseases.

2009-11-20 12:20:24

A new treatment route for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and its human form Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD) could be a step closer based on new results from scientists at the University of Leeds.

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2009-11-19 11:35:00

Researchers said on Wednesday that villagers in the highlands of Papua New Guinea who ritualistically ate human brains but did not die of a brain disease called kuru have a genetic mutation that protects them.


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