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USDA. Blog.

On April 24, USDA confirmed the nation's 4th case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in an animal that was sampled for the disease at a rendering facility in central California. This animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food and milk supply, or to human health in the U.S. See BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or Mad Cow Disease) from USDA for more information.

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Post Date: Apr 27, 2012

USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Sixth Annual Invasive Species Ireland Forum -- May 3, 2012

Invasive Species Advisory Committee Meeting -- May 22-24, 2012

Botany 2012 - "The Next Generation" -- Jul 7-11, 2012

39th Annual Natural Areas Conference - "Keeping Natural Areas Relevant and Resilient" -- Oct 9-12, 2012

2012 California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Symposium - "Bay to Basin: Coordinating Response to Invasive Plants across California" -- Oct 11-13, 2012

The Oregon InterAgency Noxious Weed Symposium -- Dec 4-6, 2012

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Post Date: Apr 26, 2012

Department of Interior.

Lessons learned from the medical community's progress in fighting cancer can provide a framework to help prevent the introduction and spread of harmful aquatic invasive species, according to a study released in American Scientist. Scientists outline five integrated steps used in cancer prevention and treatment that could be adapted to use in battling invasive species: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment options and rehabilitation. See article Aquatic Invasive Species: Lessons from Cancer Research (May-Jun 2012). The study used the example of invasive American bullfrogs in the Yellowstone River as a case study for applying the cancer-treatment approach to aquatic invasions in the Northern Rockies.

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Post Date: Apr 25, 2012