NADeFA News

07-26-2010
JUPITER, FL - In a startling new study that involved research on both sides of the Atlantic, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology in England have shown for the first time that abnormal prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, can suddenly erupt from...
07-16-2010
Discussion about reintroducing elk in Missouri has been revived by the Missouri Conservation Commission. The plan calls for reintroducing elk on Peck Ranch, which is in Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The decision came today during the commission's monthly meeting in Cape Girardeau. Resource scientist Lonnie Hansen...
07-04-2010
Vancouver, BC - Several Canadian researchers have come together to help control the relentless spread of a prion disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk, through vaccines. At the same time they aim to generate safe and effective therapies for common cancers. This simultaneous research is possible thanks to a unique connection they have discovered between the two unrelated diseases...
07-01-2010
WASHINGTON - Rep. Erik Paulsen has been named co-chair of the new working group for the Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), which has proposed to eliminate 95 percent of tariffs between the United States and South Korea within three years. "A free trade agreement will grow business and create jobs here in the U.S.," Paulsen said. "At a time when unemployment is at record highs we need to do...
06-30-2010
By Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on its latest draft plan for managing Chronic Wasting Disease in the Wisconsin deer herd. The plan was released Friday; it would guide the state's CWD management efforts for the next 15 years. Davin Lopez, CWD project leader for the DNR, said the plan reflects input from diverse sources,...