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Virus discovery helps scientists predict emerging diseases‎

Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future.
"Emerging diseases such as SARS, HIV and some types of flu have all got into humans from other species. Understanding how diseases jump between different species is essential if we want to predict the appearance of new diseases in the future."
- Dr Ben Longdon of the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences

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Researchers Offer New Approach For Testing Potential HIV Vaccines

Emory University, Wed July 20, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Atlanta, GA - Emory University researchers have proposed a new design for HIV vaccine trials in animals that would more closely mimic how humans are exposed to the virus - potentially giving AIDS researchers a more effective tool in developing successful treatments to prevent HIV infection.

African grey parrot is first bird to comprehend numerical concept akin to zero

Brandeis University, Tue July 12, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Waltham, MA - Ground-breaking research is reshaping understanding of the avian brain and holds promise in teaching learning-disabled children

Human Monoclonal Antibody Against West Nile Virus Shows Promise in Animal Studies

Crucell N.V, Fri June 10, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Leiden, Netherlands - Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) today announces the discovery of a monoclonal antibody for protection against West Nile virus.

The Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Smoke Continues to Decline

CDC, Thu May 26, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Atlanta, GA - The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes continues to decline, according to an article in this week's issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Breastfeeding As Good For Children’s Blood Pressure As Exercise And Salt Restriction

British Medical Journal, Thu May 26, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Breastfeeding is as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and dietary salt restriction, finds a study in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Largest Integrated Health Campaign Ever Saves Children From Africa’s Two Leading Killers—Malari

American Red Cross, Sat May 07, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - During the largest integrated health campaign ever, held in Togo last December, more than 800,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to help prevent malaria were distributed along with the measles and polio vaccines and de-worming medicine (mebendazole).

Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Fri May 06, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
North Carolina - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center team is launching a high-tech study to determine if early screening using a special camera and images transmitted over the Internet can prevent blindness in Medicaid patients with diabetes.

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