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2009-03-06 15:06:00

Existing, low-cost anti-malaria treatment found effective in laboratory test tube experiments Two highly lethal viruses that have emerged in recent outbreaks are susceptible to chloroquine, an established drug used to prevent and treat malaria, according to a new basic science study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Journal of Virology. Due to the study's significance, a manuscript was published yesterday online, in advance of the print issue, and will be highlighted as...

2009-03-05 12:00:43

U.S. medical scientists say they've discovered two lethal viruses that cause encephalitis and respiratory disease are susceptible to chloroquine treatment. Researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York said chloroquine, a drug used to prevent and treat malaria, kills the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus -- both harbored by fruit bats. The viruses that emerged during the 1990s in Australia and Southeast Asia can produce a 75 percent fatality rate in humans. The fact that...

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2009-01-28 08:15:00

Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways. Research done by a veterinarian at Kansas State University found that these dog owners are no more likely to share the same strains of E. coli bacteria with their pets than are other dog owners. Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, studied this association as part of her...

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2008-11-26 09:22:02

SARS "“ severe acute respiratory syndrome "“ alarmed the world five years ago as the first global pandemic of the 21st century. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people "“ and killed nearly 800 of them "“ may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known. In an effort to understand how SARS-CoV may have jumped from bats to humans, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North...

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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,...

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2008-10-08 12:45:00

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a new report on Tuesday that lists 12 pathogens that are likely to spread due to changes in temperatures and precipitation levels resulting from global warming. The "deadly dozen" diseases will have potential impacts to both human and wildlife health and global economies, the experts said. Entitled "The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change", the report was released at the IUCN World Conservation...

2008-09-30 09:00:39

By Jungk, J Baumbach, J; Landen, M; Gaul, L K; Alaniz, L; Dang, T; Miller, E A; Weiss, J; Hedican, E; Smith, K; Grant, F; Beauregard, T; Bergmire-Sweat, D; Griffin, D; Engel, J; Cosgrove, S; Gossack, S; Roanhorse, A; Shorty, H; Cheek, J; Redd, J; Vigil, I On May 22, 2008, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) notified CDC about four persons infected with Salmonella Saintpaul strains that were indistinguishable from each other by pulsed- field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and 15 other...

2008-09-24 12:00:37

BELLEVILLE, ON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, has received notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that the data package for its E. coli O157 cattle vaccine provides definitive evidence that the vaccine meets the efficacy and safety requirements for full licensing of the vaccine. Additional data confirming reduction in E. coli O157 shedding by vaccinated...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB), (the "Company") said that it has signed a Materials Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (MCRADA) with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia for rabies treatment study. The study, to be performed in collaboration with the CDC Rabies Program, is scheduled to begin soon. "This study will expand on two successful animal studies of RabiCide(TM)-I performed previously by the government of Vietnam,"...

2008-07-30 12:01:17

bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of industrial diagnostics, will showcase its new laboratory solutions for food safety at the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Conference held August 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. bioMerieux recognizes the importance of fast, reliable laboratory results in the prevention and quick identification of food-borne illnesses. bioMerieux's theme, "Something New Inside," revolves around several key...


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2011-02-17 15:14:03

Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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