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Scientists Identify Most Proteins Made by Parasitic Worm
May 24, 2011, 11:55
A team of researchers has completed a large-scale analysis of most of the proteins produced by Brugia malayi, one kind of parasitic worm that causes lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), 5/24. Visit Website ]

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2 Studies in Conflict on Growth of Bone
May 23, 2011, 11:46
Three years ago, researchers at Columbia came to an astonishing conclusion. The amount of bone people make seems to depend on levels of serotonin, a chemical known mainly for its effects on the brain. Though the work was done in mice, other researchers have found that in people, those with the lowest bone density tend to have the highest levels of serotonin in their blood. New York Times, 5/24. Visit Website ]

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3rd Circuit Rejects Online Activists' Free-Speech Defense of Attacks on Animal Testing Firm
Oct 16, 2009, 06:29

The First Amendment does not shield animal rights activists from criminal liability when they use a Web site for harassment, cyberattacks, vandalism and property destruction, the 3rd Circuit has ruled, the first time a federal appeals court has heard challenges to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

The ruling upholds convictions and prison terms for six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, or SHAC, a group whose stated mission was to drive Huntingdon Life Sciences out of business.

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Limping Rat Provides Sciatica Insights
May 1, 2009, 00:21
A newly developed animal model for the painful nerve condition known as sciatica should help researchers diagnose and treat it, according to Duke University bioengineers and surgeons.  Duke University, April 30, 2009. Visit Website ]

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Researcher Finds 1918 Spanish Flu Virus Can Infect Swine; Results in Current Lineage of H1N1 Influenza Viruses
May 1, 2009, 00:14
A researcher has found that the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish Flu was able to infect and replicate in pigs, but did not kill them, unlike in other mammalian hosts like monkeys, mice and ferrets where the infection has been lethal. Kansas State University, April 30, 2009. Visit Website ]

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How A Tiny Tropical Fish Could Hold The Cure To Motor Neurone Disease
Apr 30, 2009, 23:55
A tiny tropical fish could provide the key to curing motor neurone disease and some forms of paralysis, scientists believe.  Scottish researchers have found that zebrafish are capable of producing new motor neurones - the cells that control muscle movements like walking - when repairing damage to their spinal cord. The Daily Mail (UK), April 30, 2009. Visit Website ]

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Reward for info in UCLA attacks increased
Apr 30, 2009, 23:51
A $100,000 reward is being offered by the Los Angeles City Council in hopes of catching the people responsible for five attacks on UCLA researchers.  The reward brings the total offered to $500,000 by the UCLA police department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI for information on the five separate incidents. Associated Press, April 30, 2009.
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