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      Pesticides Causing Bees to Forget Best Flowers

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      Knowledge about the disastrous impact of pesticides on bees continues to grow. New research Newcastle and Dundee Universities shows that two types of chemicals, neonicotinoids and coumaphos, reduce bee brain activity and when combined, interfere with the bee’s ability to learn and remember. Newcastle University’s Dr Geri Wright and Dr...
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      Organ Transplant Reipiant Dies of Rabies

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      CDC confirms rabies death in organ transplant recipient The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have confirmed that a patient who recently died of rabies in Maryland contracted the infection through organ transplantation done more than a year ago. The patient...
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      Superbugs Linked to Living Near Livestock

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      Living on the farm may not be as healthy as the ideal . Folks living near livestock or in livestock farming communities appear to be at greater risk of acquiring the superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and certain...
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      Could These Rats Hold A key to Pain Releif?

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      Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to how these rodents have adapted to this environment. The study was published online this week on PLOS ONE. In the...
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      Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer

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      Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative...
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      Scientists Pox Dog cancer

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      Researchers report that myxoma – a pox virus that afflicts rabbits but not humans, dogs or any other vertebrates so far studied – infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will...
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      Natural Pheromone Leads to Healthier Bee Hives

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      The application of a naturally occurring pheromone to honey bee test colonies increases colony growth resulting in stronger honey bee hives overall, according to a new study conducted by scientists at Oregon State University and Texas A&M University. The honey bee is key to many agricultural crops and honey is...
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      Oysters Disappearing Globally

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      A new, wide-ranging survey that compares the past and present condition of oyster reefs around the globe finds that more than 90 percent of former reefs have been lost in most of the “bays” and ecoregions where the prized molluscs were formerly abundant. In many places, such as the Wadden...
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      U.S. bumble bees experiencing significant declines

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      Many U.S. bumble bee populations have declined significantly over the past few decades, with certain species dropping off by as much as 96 percent. While the decline is linked to low genetic diversity and disease, an underlying cause remains uncertain. View full post on Environmental News Network
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      Good News for Mice, Amino Acid Supplement Gives Them Longer Life

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      Older male mice given water laced with a special concoction of amino acids, they live longer than your average mouse. The study from Italy found that a supplemental mixture of branched-chain amino acids, specifically leucine, isoleucine, and valine, gave the mice the longer life. Whether it works for humans, well...
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      GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds!?

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      By Jeffrey M. Smith To help stop GE salmon, sign the petition available at www.ResponsibleTechnology.org. Has the FDA gone completely mad? Why are they trying to open the flood gates to genetically engineered (GE) salmon—a move that will go down in history as one of the most asinine and dangerous...
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      The Campaign for Healthier Eating Across America

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      By Jeffrey M. Smith You may have heard that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe, properly tested, and necessary to feed a hungry world. UNTRUE! Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), introduced into our food supply in the mid-1990s, are one of history’s most dangerous and radical changes in our diet. These...
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      US Delays Approval for Fast-Growing GM Salmon

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      The US has delayed its decision to approve a new breed of fast-growing genetically modified (GM) salmon for human consumption. The salmon, owned by biotech company AquaBounty Technologies, has been genetically altered to grow faster than conventionally farmed salmon and would be the first GM animal allowed to be sold...
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      FDA Rules that GMO Salmon Won’t Require Labeling

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      The FDA is currently considering whether to approve genetically modified salmon, and most observers think it will be given the green light.   As if this ‘frankenfish,’ as some are dubbing it, wasn’t cause enough for concern, it also appears consumers will not be able to depend on product labeling...
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      Pet product company recalls nearly 75000 bags of dog treats – CNN

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      The Jersey Journal – NJ.com Pet product company recalls nearly 75000 bags of dog treatsCNNBy the CNN Wire Staff The company says it hasn't received any reports of animals becoming ill as a result of contact with the treats. (CNN) — A leading pet product company has issued a voluntary...
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