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Turtle found entangled in cocaine valued at $53 million

Turtle found entangled in cocaine valued at $53 million

They briefed the commanding officer and went to work, carefully cutting the lines wrapped around the sea turtle and then eventually freeing him. "There were some marks on her neck, so she may have been there a day or two". Entanglement like the stringed-together cocaine bales is one of the many dangers this turtle species faces. In total, the seized drugs had a street value of more than $135million, the Coast Guard said.


Government Now Supports Experiments To Make Viruses More Deadly

Government Now Supports Experiments To Make Viruses More Deadly

In January, government officials directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use the criteria to create legislation for what they called "enhanced potential pandemic pathogens " (PPPs). There was mixed reaction from critics. "I believe nature is the ultimate bioterrorist and we need to do all we can to stay one step ahead", Stanley said in an email , adding "basic research on these agents by laboratories that have shown they can do this work safely is key to global ...


Baby Born From Record-Breaking 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo

Baby Born From Record-Breaking 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo

So far, it has enabled almost 700 pregnancies through the program, saying it's objective is to protect the lives and dignity of frozen embryos not used by their genetic parents and to help couples build a family of their own. The center stores the embryos at no charge to the donors. Embryos have been donated from all 50 states and couples have traveled to Knoxville from all over the U.S.as well as some foreign countries for their embryo transfers.


Gene Therapy Approved for Rare Inherited Vision-Loss Disorders

Gene Therapy Approved for Rare Inherited Vision-Loss Disorders

As the largest professional society representing gene and cell therapy in the world, ASGCT is undeniably proud of the advancements made in gene therapy in efforts to improve the lives of those with IRD and offers a honest congratulations to all who worked to bring this new therapy to patients.


Blood donors urgently needed in Charlottetown

Blood donors urgently needed in Charlottetown

It's a busy time, but Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area hospitals stays at levels necessary for live-saving procedures. "But there's nothing that has a greater impact". From Dec. 17- 23, blood donors will receive a coupon for a two-piece fried chicken meal. Blood Service spokeswoman Jessica Willet said previous year one in four people cancelled or did not turn up for their blood donation appointments during the ...