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Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases

...become clear that the health of people and that of domestic animals are inextricably linked--there is truly on...f emerging diseases shared by humans, wildlife and domestic animals. The symposium is free, but advance registration is required. Entitled "One World--One Healt...

Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger

...that the tiger caught the disease from an infected domestic dog. Despite heroic efforts to save her, the tige...ons in the Serengeti. The source of that virus was domestic dogs living with local pastoral communities. In the Russian Far East, canine distemper actively circ...

NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline

...uding the orangutan, African savannah elephant and domestic cat. In a shift from NHGRI's previous procedure o...t ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ). An eighth mammal, the domestic cat ( Felis catus ) will add valuable data to the subset, but was selected primarily because of its ...

Dog genome assembled

...y, Mass., successfully assembled the genome of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). The breed of dog sequenced was the boxer, which was chosen after analyses of 60 dog breeds found it was one of the breeds with the least amount of variation in its genome and therefore likely to provide the most reliable refer...

Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping

...ortment events. Results of the study indicate that domestic ducks in southern China played a key role in the generation of this virus. The H5N1 virus forced health authorities to slaughter millions of chickens in order to prevent the spread of the disease, which can quickly wipe out poultry in open-air market...

Global competition closes Texas sawmills/paper mills

...ian markets and didn't compete with U.S. mills for domestic markets but did have a big effect on U.S. exports. The result was oversupply and reduced prices. Also a factor was changing reading habits of the America public. Increased competition from electronic media reduced the need for newsprint, Barron said....

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

...any other microorganisms, and the health of human, domestic animal and wildlife populations," according to the report compiled by the Working Group on Land Use Change and Disease Emergence, an international group of infectious disease and environmental health experts. "Many of our current activities, primaril...

The first domesticated donkey was born in Africa

...northeast Africa. Donkeys were the last species of domestic livestock (cows, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, etc.)...tication events that took place. The study of the domestic populations places these individuals in two large groups with a high level of divergence (of the seq...

Noah's modern ark: The role of ART in conserving endangered species

... from those scientists who study ART in humans and domestic or laboratory animals, we face different problems and it is clear that the high tech components of the reproductive sciences are not a quick fix for enhanced reproduction in endangered species. "First, we are working with species that are often dan...

Energy conservation targets hit by notions of 'comfort'

... only strong regulation a 'big stick' or a ban on domestic units would halt the trend. Others suggested that changes throughout the design process would be needed as at present there were no 'brownie points' for environmental innovation or for initiating debate about the long-term sustainability of providin...

Study helps explain island populations' susceptibility to exotic diseases

...arasites and diseases through travel, commerce and domestic animals and the resulting destruction in native wildlife populations is a worldwide problem, Foufopoulos said, but it's even more serious for species that have evolved on islands. For example, in the Hawaiian islands, many native bird species have g...

Four tourist destinations named best worldwide

...nd tourism accounts for 11 percent of global gross domestic product. Because of its enormous size, the travel and tourism industry often wreaks havoc on natural environments and precious cultural sites. Threats include increased development and infrastructure, greater local demand for materials, food and...

Keeping your peas and carrots safe to eat

...eir workers," Scheuerell said. "On the domestic front, the National Organic Program has taken the lead in implementing proactive measures to prevent potential contamination of fresh produce with human pathogens," Scheuerell said. Examples include mandated pre-harvest intervals for the application ...

Many scientists believe the dog genome holds information that will benefit human health

...r report the first extensive genetic comparison of domestic dog breeds. The study, led by Fred Hutchinson res...lationship to the wolf, the direct ancestor of the domestic dog. "This group may be telling us something about the original domesticated dog population," Krugly...

First genetic comparison of purebred domestic dogs produces surprises

The first detailed genetic comparison of purebred domestic dogs promises to rewrite the textbooks with new information about breed classification and insights that may improve canine health by boosting understanding of the more than 350 inherited disorders, including cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, blindnes...

High Flux Isotope Reactor marks 400th cycle

...sotopes used in nuclear medicine. HFIR is the only domestic source of californium-252, an isotope used in industrial analysis. These nuclear materials are processed and refined at the nearby Radiochemical Development and Engineering Center. "The HFIR team is to be congratulated on this milestone," Roberto sai...

New research supports theory that indirect transmission of chronic wasting disease

...ntially alter how we manage thedisease in wild and domestic animals." Based on anecdotal observations, "we have long suspected that CWDcould be transmitted when healthy deer were exposed to excretaand carcasses of mule deer that had the disease," said Miller."Our findings show that environmental sources of i...

U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'

...ongresses and Administrations focus on restraining domestic spending instead of considering other budget options," Koizumi said. As the FY 2005 budget now moves to Congress, the president faces Republican control in both chambers, making it much more likely than in past years that his FY 2005 proposal will b...

New Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health established

...stal zone, where an estimated 9 billion gallons of domestic sewage and industrial wastewater enter the coastal ocean each day. Contamination of coastal waters with human pathogens from this waste and the distribution and persistence of these pathogens is a serious threat to public health. The first two re...

Marine disease on the rise?

...istemper virus in 2000, presumably contracted from domestic dogs. Such human incursions cause even more damage by exacerbating the effects of naturally occurring parasitic and pathogenic diseases. While all indicators point to a real increase in disease in marine organisms, scientists have no baseline data to...

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