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Ketek effective against respiratory tract infections with reduced susceptibility to other antibiotics

...omycin. Ketek is currently under review by health authorities in Europe and the U.S. for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB), acute sinusitis and tonsillitis/pharyngitis. Streptococcus pneumoniae infections were present in 371 patients t...

Research on bioengineered crops, global warming and a new flu vaccine will be featured at gathering of world's largest scientific society in San Diego

... factories - most apparently unknown to regulatory authorities - have been revealed by researchers. The soil on these sites, many of which are near residential areas in major cities, may contain potentially hazardous levels of lead. (ENVR 194, Monday, April 2, 8:00 p.m.) Tuesday, April 3 Soy could prot...

Presbyterians vote in favor of fetal, embryonic, and stem cell research

...oral status of the embryos. We believe, as do most authorities that have addressed the issue, that human embryos do have the potential of personhood, and as such they deserve respect. That respect must be shown by requiring that the interests or goals to be accomplished by using human embryos be compelling and u...

Hendra virus has a growing family tree

...cific antibodies to the virus. The relevant State authorities successfully contained outbreaks of the Hendra and Menangle viruses. The Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia was also successfully brought under control. The Executive Committee of the International Committee for the Taxonomy of Viruses has agreed to n...

A small genetic change makes flu virus deadly

...g directly from chickens to people. Public health authorities responded by ordering the slaughter of more than 1 million live poultry to prevent further spread of the virus to humans. Dr. Kawaoka and colleagues obtained samples of the H5N1 viruses that had infected Hong Kong residents during the 1997 outbreak. ...

Sandia-developed formulation among products selected to help rid U.S. facilities of anthrax

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Federal authorities are using a decontamination formulation developed at the National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Sandia National Laboratories to help rid Capitol Hill buildings of anthrax this week. Cleanup workers have taken quantities of the formulation w...

Patent awarded for a method to establish genetic markers

...s, or wildlife, and enable water pollution control authorities to target their actions where it will make a difference." This research was the result of Hallerman's work while on sabbatical in Israel. His co-patent holders are Yechezkel Kashi, Riva Gur-Arie, Cyril Cohen, Yuval Eitan, and Leora Shelef of Technion...

The Future of the Amazon

Panama City, Panama. Leading authorities on Amazonian ecology and conservation will gather at the headquarters of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) on January 29, 2002,for a half-day symposium entitled "The Future of the Amazon: Impacts of Deforestation and Climate Change"....

New England Journal of Medicine highlights survival benefit of new treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma

...era will receive approval from the European health authorities to treat aggressive NHL in early 2002. MabThera is already available in over 70 countries to treat indolent NHL. MabThera was discovered by IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and was jointly developed by IDEC, GenentechMabThera is Roches second larges...

Statistical analysis of anthrax attack shows outbreak could have been twice as large

...mined. To prevent anthrax infection, public health authorities recommended a 60-day antibiotic regimen for 10,000 people who may have come in contact with the spore-forming bacteria. Approximately 5,000 of these patients were either postal works in New Jersey or Washington, D.C., or employees of the Florida medi...

New Science Press launches Proteins: From Sequence to Structure

...mistry) at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, are authorities in their field, and Proteins: From Sequence to Structure has received high praise from reviewers: "This [text] focuses on structure and stability, rather than on biological categories, and it does an excellent job of outlining the fundamental themes....

Flawed sampling, not just pollution, may be responsible for beach closings

...idelines do include an averaging method, but local authorities are far from consistent in their sampling strategies, according to the NRDC report. Other research by Grant and his team also goes against conventional wisdom about coastal water pollution. In the June 15, 2001, issue of Environmental Science and Te...

Rory Cooper, PhD receives the highest award offered by U.S. Dept. Of Veterans Affairs

...ooper is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities in wheelchair design and technology. His work has led to an improvement in wheelchair quality, ultimately improving the lives of those who depend on them. He is driven by a passion for assistive technology and uses it to enhance rehabilitation. He wa...

Texas A&M agriculturists set framework to safeguard food supply

...ould cause," Guido said. "The intent is that local authorities could use the process to assess what is in their jurisdictions so that they would be more aware of what to watch for and therefore more likely to prevent an act of terrorism from taking place." Guido said the model identifies production processes for...

Rutgers anthropologist, Fossey Fund official, announces plan to save Rwanda's mountain gorillas

...monitored by the fund or the Rwandan national park authorities since the fund's facilities were destroyed during civil unrest in the 1990s. The new permanent camp, organized by the fund and Rwandan and Congolese national park authorities, should be set up within the next couple of weeks, according to Steklis. A...

Polluted beach closures influenced by full moons and sunlight, surfer-engineer discovers

...e so sensitive to sunlight, Boehm recommended that authorities consider the time of day a sample of water is take...ean the water is,'' she said, adding that it gives authorities a more accurate standard for making decisions about beach postings and closures. Northern Californi...

Envisats ASAR reveals extent of massive oil spill off Spanish coast

... and Environmental Accidents Unit to support local authorities in Spain in monitoring the oil spill. The satellites of other agencies within the Charter, including the Canadian Space Agency and the French Space Agency, CNES, are tasked over the area as well....

Price to pay for vaccinating against smallpox

...approved for use as it had become discoloured. The authorities now say they will have 2700 fresh doses prepared by next month. No one knows if that will be enough and it is not recommended for brain inflammation, which can be lethal. There is also the antiviral drug cidofovir, but no one knows if it will work....

US researchers find first conclusive evidence that lead is linked to male infertility

...lso believes there is a case for health and safety authorities to continue re-evaluating environmental exposure limits.[3] Dr Benoff, director of the Fertility Research Laboratories at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute in Manhasset, New York, and colleagues from several other US institutions,...

New book entertainingly tells 'What Good Are Bugs'

...e intentional importation of this foreign species, authorities introduced a virus fatal to the rapidly reproducing rabbits. Mosquitoes and black flies quickly spread the virus, wiping out 90 percent of the destructive non-native species. Waldbauer's final section describes how insects clean up waste and recycle...

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