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2014-10-18 08:21:21

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, beginning with its first shipment on Monday, October 20, 2014. The vaccine vials are being sent in three separate shipments, as a precautionary measure, due to the challenges in moving a vaccine that must kept at a very low temperature at all times. The Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the WHO in its role as...

2014-04-23 08:31:22

The Department of Defense's WRAIR will study Lpath's anti-LPA antibody in the blast injury model of TBI SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTN), the industry leader in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, and scientists from the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), have initiated a study that is the focus of a collaborative research agreement. The collaboration involves the use of...

2014-02-20 23:23:09

Unhealing Ulcers Afflict Millions, Including U.S. Troops; UVA IDs Promising Treatment Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 A protozoan parasite that causes unhealing, potentially disfiguring skin sores appears to have a weakness for gold. Researchers have discovered that an existing gold-based drug is toxic to the microscopic parasite that causes the disease known as cutaneous leishmaniasis, a condition that affects millions, including U.S. troops. The discovery is notable...

2013-06-13 23:20:10

Two-year agreement will test company´s breakthrough technology in defending U.S. warfighters and military installations against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases around the world. Riverside, California (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI), an ieCrowd company, recently signed an agreement with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) for the use of OLI´s groundbreaking technologies in various U.S. military facilities around the world. The...

2013-02-07 12:21:01

An international collaboration of researchers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Tunisia and France has demonstrated a high cure rate and remarkably few side effects in treating patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with an investigational antibiotic cream. CL is a parasitic disease that causes disfiguring lesions, with 350 million people at risk worldwide and 1.5 million new cases annually, including U.S. military personnel serving abroad and the...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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