News tagged with germ

Rescuing male turkey chicks

A novel approach to classify the gender of six-week-old turkey poults could save millions of male chicks from being killed shortly after birth, according to Dr. Gerald Steiner from the Dresden University of Technology in ...

Nov 23, 2009
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You might be 'fluphobic' if ...

The moment it became clear that I was on the verge of a full-blown case of the disease, I was gazing at an ATM keypad.

Oct 23, 2009
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Panel: Overzealous rules may stifle germ research

(AP) -- A panel of university and private-sector scientists urged Congress on Thursday not to overregulate laboratories that handle the world's deadliest pathogens, saying it could have a chilling effect on research of biological ...

Sep 30, 2009
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Seal of quality for hygienic equipment

The processing and packaging of food is governed by very strict hygiene rules. Researchers are now testing production equipment for cleanroom suitability and are listing qualified products in an online database.

Sep 14, 2009
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Researchers Develop New Glue from Corn

After the oil is extracted from corn germ meal, the corn germ is typically fed to poultry and other livestock animals. But a new, value-added use could be on tap for this “leftover,” thanks to studies ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Protecting cells from their neighbors

Almost all organisms evolve from a single cell, a fertilised egg. In the first hours after fertilisation, the fate of its future development is determined. It is dictated by the separation of cells that will become sperm ...

Aug 03, 2009
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Second gene linked to familial testicular cancer

Specific variations or mutations in a particular can gene raise a man's risk of familial, or inherited, testicular germ-cell cancer, the most common form of this disease, according to new research by scientists at the National ...

Jun 29, 2009
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False test results seen in maternal screening

(AP) -- A massive effort to test pregnant women for a deadly germ they can spread to their babies has yielded a bad surprise - a high rate of wrong test results that led some infants to miss out on treatment.

Jun 18, 2009
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