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2014-02-25 12:23:09

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the academic journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, rodents are not only among the most important global pests, but they destroy enough crop output in Asia alone to feed 200 million people while also acting as reservoirs for disease throughout the world. The journal estimates that there are about 1,700 species of rodents, but only 5% to 10% are considered major pests. According to Kline & Company, the market...

2014-02-01 23:02:11

Demand for anticoagulants is expected to rise as the number of adults aged 65 and older and the number of individuals with health insurance rise over the next three years. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of anticoagulants to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 The buyer power score for...

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2013-06-27 18:56:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Marijuana farmers are killing off a native mammal in southern Sierra Nevada with rat poison, according to a new study. The US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) collaborated with the University of California, Davis, University of California, Berkeley, and the Integral Ecology Research Center for a study to look into how illegal marijuana farms are affecting wildlife. They found that rat poison used on these...

2011-06-16 12:18:00

MADISON, Wis., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement last week that it intends to take action to implement new safety standards that reduce household risks from mouse and rat poisons, MOTOMCO is reassuring consumers that its TOMCAT® brand baits already meet the EPA's recommended standards. Three years ago, the EPA announced its intent to require that products released by June 2011 be designed to minimize...

2011-03-10 23:28:16

A new study by scientists from Maryland and Colorado using American kestrels, a surrogate test species for raptorial birds, suggests that they are at greater risk from poisoning from the rodenticide diphacinone than previous believed. The research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, considers the threat posed by diphacinone as its usage increases following restrictions on the use of similar pesticides. "Recent restrictions on the use of some rodenticides may result in...

2011-01-12 16:53:56

Scientists dream of developing a real-world version of the Pied Piper's magic flute "” new poisons that pose no threat to people, pets or wildlife, while specifically targeting rats, those germ-laden creatures that outnumber humans 6 to 1 in some urban areas. An article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine, details some of the steps toward that goal. C&EN Associate Editor Jyllian Kemsley points out that rats not only are...

2009-09-30 07:37:48

In an article reviewed by F1000 Medicine Faculty Members Robert Ruff, Brian Olshansky and Luis Ruilope, the blood-thinner dabigatran is shown to protect against stroke, blood clotting and major bleeding as effectively as warfarin, but with fewer side effects. The original paper, Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, by Neal Devaraj and Stuart Connolly et al. in the New England Journal of Medicine, says warfarin (also commonly used in rat poison) has several...

2009-02-18 09:06:25

A research project at Rice University has brought scientists to the brink of comprehending a long-standing medical mystery that may link cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and perhaps even Alzheimer's disease. And for that, we can thank the rat.The recent paper in Artery Research by Rice evolutionary biologist Michael Kohn and his team reports they have found that common rats with a genetic mutation have developed a resistance to rat poison, aka warfarin. That's good news for the rats,...

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2006-11-20 15:00:00

By MARIA CHENG LONDON - Thallium is frequently referred to as the poison of choice: Only a gram of the colorless, odorless, water-soluble heavy metal can kill. It is as toxic as arsenic, and even more so than lead. Col. Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB and Federal Security Service agent, was under armed guard at a hospital Monday, fighting for his life after being given the deadly poison in London. Litvinenko's white blood cell count - generally used as a gauge of the immune system - is...