Study: Shark Cartilage 'Not An Effective Therapeutic Agent For Lung Cancer'
Chicago, Illinois - Jun 3, 2007 15:46 EST
In the first scientific study of its kind, shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to researchers at...
Research: Cannibalism Of The Young Allows Individual Fish To Specialize
Umeå, Sweden - May 23, 2007 15:08 EST
If you go fishing for Arctic char you may end up catching distinctly different-looking individuals although they were all caught in the same lake. Similarly, whitefish, threespine stickleback, and some sunfishes also display quite discrete groups living in the same...
Researchers Find New Species Of Sea Anemone In 'Whale Fall'
Columbus, Ohio - May 18, 2007 16:06 EST
Researchers cruising for creatures that live in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean found a new species of sea anemone living in the unlikeliest of habitats -- the carcass of a dead whale.
A marine biologist would say that...
Mexico, U.S. In 'Tug Of Love' Over Newborn Killer Whale Found On Beach
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico - May 18, 2007 15:29 EST
A newborn killer whale found bleeding on a Mexican beach has become the center of an international controversy over whether she should stay in Mexico or be sent to a US marine theme park.
Mexican aquarium workers have been feeding...
FDA: Shark Cartilage Capsules Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
New York, New York - May 17, 2007 12:17 EST
NBTY, Inc. of Bohemia, NY, is recalling 3 lots of Shark Cartilage Capsules manufactured in 2004 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail...
Report: DDT-laced Seafood From China May Pose A Threat To Human Health
Brussels, Belgium - May 17, 2007 09:34 EST
Adding to China's recent problems of food safety is now seafood contamination. As the world's largest producer and exporter of fish and fish products, China may need to more closely monitor shellfish contaminant levels, because contaminants are finding their way...