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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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Engineered Virus Targets And Kills Apparent Cancer Stem Cells In Neuroblastoma
Jan 20, 2009, 20:32
After identifying an apparent population of cancer stem cells for neuroblastoma, researchers successfully used a reprogrammed herpes virus to block tumor formation in mice by targeting and killing the cells. ScienceDaily, 01/20/2009 Visit Website ]

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Organ donor recipient is hooked on sharing her story
Jan 20, 2009, 20:09
Not everyone agrees that using animals for medical research is ethical, and Patty Wood occasionally found herself confronted by animal rights activists; however, speaking at schools, colleges, bioethics conferences and before community groups, became a compelling spokesperson for both the Northwest Kidney Centers and the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, an organization that promotes understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 01/20/2009 Visit Website ]


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