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Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...he ecology, dynamics and spatial spread of raccoon rabies
in places such as Fairfax County, Virginia; the li...African rainforest birds; ecological influences on rabies
infections in bats; the epidemiological dynamics of cholera; and the eco-epidemiology of disease eme...
Zoonotic diseases - European scientists unite to fight diseases
...worldwide (WHO). Such diseases include salmonella, rabies
and cryptosporidia. In addition to the human pain and misery caused by these diseases the cost to the EU, is well in excess of 6bn/yr....
Fish no exception to trend in marine-organism disease
...entions in the literature and the cases of raccoon rabies
matched, the researchers concluded the literature citations and the actual cases of marine disease should be consistent as well. One future application of the study method might be as a management tool for marine ecosystems in need of conservation, o...
New vaccines may address need to protect newborns in the developing world
...ses were engineered to incorporate a gene from the rabies
virus. Following oral administration of the vaccin...hat protected them from subsequent exposure to the rabies
virus. By extension, the researchers say, the same vaccine strategy might also prove effective again...
More raccoons may mean fewer songbirds
...birds in the eastern U.S. could rebound as raccoon rabies
spreads from its origin along the Virginia/West Virginia border....
Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)
...ch involves a 5-year case study of the dynamics of rabies
transmission in an urban population of big brown bats in Colorado, with an ultimate goal of modeling potential disease transmission dynamics among urban bat colonies. David Ozman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 303-202-4744. Got Boogie Board? Do Science! A ...
Rabies vaccinations could help save Ethiopian wolf
Without action, rabies
spread by dogs might wipe out the 500 remaining Et...ld protect this critically endangered species from rabies
epidemics. "Our results suggest that conservation action to protect even the smallest populations of...
Chimpanzee virus may be key to better vaccines, study shows
...tists developed two prototype vaccines against the rabies
virus. One was a human adenovirus that incorporated one rabies
gene, and the other was a chimpanzee adenovirus with the same gene. In mice unexposed to either type...
Across the countryside: How ecology predicts the movement of parasites and disease
...ching illness may be this simple. From measles to rabies
to deadly fungus on corals, scientists are conduct...e spatial dynamics of infectious diseases: raccoon rabies
as a model system will be the sixth presentation in this session. Since the mid-1970's rabies
GIS, bioinformatics collaborations offer promising new perspectives
...ited States; better monitoring of diseases such as rabies
in wildlife populations; improvements in agricultural productivity; and reductions in the negative environmental impacts of some agricultural activities. "The cross-pollination of research accomplished by the symposium," he said, "will accelerate mul...
Scientists on scent of better coyote management
...chers hope that this method can be used to deliver rabies
vaccines to coyotes, which are a primary carrier of the disease. They can transmit it to dogs, which can pass it to humans. Although the new coyote management approach using the new fragrances may take several years to develop and apply, researchers ...
The future of planet earth: scientific challenges in the coming century
...e disease, West Nile virus, plague, hantavirus and rabies
are transmitted directly or indirectly to humans by wildlife. USGS scientists are measuring, monitoring and recording changes in wildlife populations to identify disease threats and diagnose them promptly and accurately; they also are mapping the spr...
Director of Emory Vaccine Center to give Wistar Institute's 1999 Tadeusz J. Wiktor Memorial lecture
...named for the formerhead of The Wistar Institute's rabies
unit who developed the rabies
vaccine used today. Dr. Ahmed's lecture is titled, "ImmuneMemory to Viruses." WHEN: Wednesday, Nov...
Scientists clear hurdle in effort to destroy experimental brain cancers with viruses
...s back almost a century, when researchers injected rabies
virus intocervical cancer. It was sidelined by the advent of chemotherapy agents in the 1960s but re-emerged in the 1990s. Past efforts to develop viral therapies for cancers often failed due to the immune system's antiviral response. Viruses thatdes...
Alien Species Cost U.S. $123 Billion A Year
...oses, which also carry thepathogenic organisms for rabies
and leptospirosis. Meanwhile, the United States has become the land of a billion rats, most of themthe introduced "Rattus rattus" (also known as the European, black or tree rat)and "Rattus norvegicus "(variously called the Asiatic, Norway or brown r...
DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies In Monkeys
...eases (NIAID), have developed a DNAvaccine against rabies
that protected eight of eight vaccinated monkeys f...icited by thevaccine neutralized a global range of rabies
viruses. These results suggest,says Dr. Lodmell, that the DNA vaccine could be effective anywhere i...
Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
...e looked at various techniques for delivering oral rabies
vaccines to wild animals in the form of bait which Boyle and Meister-Weisbarth believe could easily be modified to deliver the genetically engineered Salmonella as an oral immuno-contraceptive vaccine. With the preliminary work accomplished, Meiste...