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News: Albinism

A Canadian donor was at the weekend temporarily barred from visiting a primary ...  -  22 Nov 2009
The Citizen DailyThe cleric-cum-businessman assured pupils and students with albinism in the country that they would get scholarships from his Under The Same Sun (UTSS) NGO ...

Spottings of albino deer reported in Cape  -  22 Nov 2009
Southeast MissourianDuckworth said there are varying degrees of albinism. Many deer will have large patches of white, but still retain normal characteristics. ...

Children go into hiding as albino killings cause fear and anxiety  -  22 Nov 2009
East AfricanIFRC secretary-general Bekele Geleta described albinism as one of the most unfortunate “vulnerabilities? that urgently needs to be tackled at the ...

IFRC adopts ambitious blueprint for coming decade  -  22 Nov 2009
XinhuaNAIROBI, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The 17th General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has ended in Nairobi ...

300 albino children go into hiding  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Daily NationThe government should take action and recognise that there is a whole community suffering on the basis of colour,? the national coordinator of the Albinism ...

Albinos decry discrimination in Kenya  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
XinhuaThe 13-year-old Shamallah and 7-year-old Maikuva believe that, unless far reaching and urgent measures are taken, persons with albinism in Africa face real ...

Albinos Killed for Body Parts in Africa  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
My Fox BostonAlbinism is a disease that has been around since the beginning of medical literature, however, the first accurate scientific paper written about albinism ...

I heard my albino daughter being hacked to death for her legs  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
The SunProfessor Murray Brilliant from the University of Arizona is one of the world's leading experts in albinism. Touched by Shida and Semeni's story, ...

Students help classmate battle disease  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
Cincinnati.comWhen she was just two months old, Mason Intermediate fourth grader Sydney Schuster was diagnosed with Albinism. So when Sydney and her family learned that ...

CTT - Competitive Technologies, Inc. (Amex) Last $2.17 Market Cap $22M  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
World Market Media (blog)...and therapeutic for vitiligo, albinism and psoriasis, CTT exclusively licensed the technology to Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Australia);

Albino killings draw death sentences  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
United Press InternationalWitch doctors in Tanzania make magic potions from the body parts of people suffering from albinism and then sell the concoctions for thousands of dollars. ...

Sutton's rare albino squirrel has been breeding, says our nature expert  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Sutton Borough Guardian...“Having said that, albinism is more common is squirrels now than other woodland animals and albino squirrels are being spotted more frequently than they ...

READERS' FORUM 11-21 | Remember the needy during holidays  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The Tribune-DemocratAlbinism is just the recessive albino trait becoming dominant, Feaser said. As Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said years ago, if an innocent man was ...

CTT's Pain Mangement Device Sales to Result in Positive Surprise in 10Q  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)...and therapeutic for vitiligo, albinism and psoriasis, CTT exclusively licensed the technology to Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Australia);

Couple of crazy cats  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Dallas Morning NewsBiology professor Tim Bonner at Texas State told Hysmith that the condition is called partial albinism and could result from an injury or stress caused by ...

Tradies pale at albino snake find  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Brisbane Times..."His parents would have both carried a recessive gene for albinism. Otherwise he's perfectly healthy," Dr Pyne said. Small-eyed snakes are usually a dark ...

Paralympians spread stories of personal growth  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Quad (subscription)McGonigle is visually impaired and also has albinism, a disorder that effects pigment in one's hair, skin and eyes. During the lecture, McGonigle gave ...

Burundi, Tanzania: Report unveils plight of Great Lakes albinos  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
ReliefWeb (press release)IFRC Secretary General Bekele Geleta described albinism as "one of the most unfortunate vulnerabilities, that needs to be addressed immediately at the ...

Born to preach, Brother Ali brings his rhymes to the Blind Pig tonight  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Michigan DailyBrother Ali has albinism — and in a genre so heavily dominated by race relations, his racial identity is always a focal point. ...

Tanzanian witch doctors cause slaughter of albinos  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Examiner.comWitch doctors in Tanzania are causing local albinos to be slaughtered. The witch doctors teach their followers that the organs and body parts of albinos ...

More Than Genes III: The Fetus, Toxic Chemicals, and Autism  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Psychology Today (blog)He has a hypomelanotic skin condition (oculocutaneous albinism), but no vision or hearing impairments and no motor abnormalities. ...

Paratransit riders say service is costly — in more ways than one  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Medill Reports: ChicagoSaunders has albinism, a disorder that depletes the amount of melanin in her skin, hair and eyes. As a result, her vision is very poor and she can't read ...

Albinos in exile under new threat  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
StandardAngore said every time an albino passes by a crowd, one is bound to hear some of the stereotypes associated with albinism. "I have heard many times people ...

Student calls on all senses when creating works of beauty  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Colorado Springs GazetteChu suffers from albinism, a condition that can cause blindness. Chu said he can see colors and shapes, particularly if he holds objects close. ...

White treat as Wallington homeowner spots twin albino squirrels in same tree  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Surrey CometThey have pink eyes and the albinism is caused by a melanin deficiency. Only 10 in every 1m squirrels are born with albinism. Mrs Atkins said: “I hope that ...

Albinos under Burundi police protection welcome Napoleon (age 1 week)  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
ReliefWeb (press release)Candide, whose own parents were black, says she puzzled for a while about the sudden emergence of albinism in the family, then decided "it's God's will" and ...

Sadism fara margini: Tanara care suferea de albinism, ucisa cu sange rece ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
ZiuaRugandu-l sa nu-l raneasca, gandurile mamei a sapte copii s-au indreptate catre cele trei fiice ale sale, care sufera de albinism (o maladie congenitala, ...

Trei copii albinoşi dintr-o mamă de culoare  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Monitorul de BotosaniProbabil că, atât mama, cât şi tatăl copiilor poartă albinism în gene, ceea ce îi capacitează să facă copii având această caracteristică. ...

稀客?2隻白化?鼠?時來訪(圖)  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
中國評論...全??有???分之一的?鼠是白化病種(albinism),這說明?時看到兩?白化變種?鼠的概率是百億之一。但是,?能這兩??鼠是親戚,所以這種概率?是那麼極端。 ...

Rejected Angels  -  15 Aug 2009
East Coast RadioTelevision, Drama and Production Studies presents the annual dance drama entitled REJECTED ANGELS - a season of Contemporary Dance inspired by Albinism.

Migaloo the albino whale may have tumor  -  ‎Aug 13, 2009‎
The Australian..."It isn't uncommon for animals with albinism – it is also guessed he may have a low sperm count but we really don't know enough about him or his habits to

A face in the crowd  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Bonner Springs ChieftainLyra Thompson, 3, of Edwardsville, was born with albinism, a genetic condition that causes a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.

Don't isolate albinos, Says RC  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
The Citizen DailyBy Patty Magubira, Mwanza Mwanza regional commissioner, Mr Abbas Kandoro, has cautioned parents and guardians of children with albinism to refrain from

Yulara to Glen Helen (NT)  -  ‎Aug 13, 2009‎
Tasmania MercuryWith albinism and associated vision impairment he's used to playing the role of teacher to so many pesky students. Being blind does not mean a world of

Albinos face discrimination in Africa  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
WorldPHILLIP MARTIN: Ramirez says across most of Africa, discrimination against people with albinism runs wide and deep, particularly in under-developed rural

Albino group worried about stalled Tanzania cases  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
Reuters South Africa..."The Kahama and Shinyanga High Courts, which have been holding trials for four of the suspected killers of victims with albinism, say they have run out of

Mother asks about vision aids for child  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
SunJournal.comAt 2-weeks-old, she was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called oculocutaneous albinism. This affects the hair, skin and in most cases the eyes.

MP presents petition for albino law  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
Daily NationThe petition from the Albinism Society of Kenya, was signed by 300 people who have the condition. They are asking for a new law to address their needs,

Human Rights Committee Adopts Recommendations on the Report of ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Examiner.comWhile noting Tanzania's commitment to prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of mutilations and killings of persons with albinism, the Committee was

Tell-tale red tail tells us white bird's a hawk  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Great Falls TribuneHowever, a search of the Internet turns up lots of photos and stories about albino redtails, but it also says that albinism occurs in about 1 in 1800 birds.

Browse City Guides  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Boise WeeklyBorn with albinism, Minneapolis, Minn.-based Ali had an additional hurdle to jump to gain entrance into and acceptance by the world of hip-hop.

Albinos--The Origin of the Caucasian Race?  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Modern GhanaAccording to The South African Institute for Medical Research in review – Journal of South African Science, THE HIGH FREQUENCY OF ALBINISM IN AFRICA

Albino Foundation calls for partnership amongst stakeholders  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
NEXTThe founder, himself an albino, explained that such partnerships would empower and create employment opportunities for people living with albinism in

Killers of Burundi albinos jailed  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎"But now they ... think these don't work and use people with albinism." Albinism is a congenital lack in the skin, eyes and hair of melanin pigment which

Spotted: Albino sparrow  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Manchester Evening NewsAlbinism describes birds in which some or all of the normal pigmentation is missing. It is most often inherited, but can be caused by other factors.

Winter plays blues at the Tower Theatre  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Bend BulletinBorn with albinism in Beaumont, Texas, the skinny, heavily tattooed guitarist with the long, flowing hair has had an illustrious career, performing at

Albino kookaburra flying solo in the 'burbs  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
Illawara MercuryAlbinism is a congenital disorder among humans and animals caused by a lack of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin and hair, or in Snowy's case, the feathers.

Rare albino wallaby born in captivity in Cyprus  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Reuters IndiaAlbinism is a genetic condition caused by a lack of the melanin pigment which gives colour to eyes, hair and skin. After giving visitors the runaround when

Is `Orphan' unfair to orphans?  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comOr rather, emails from one Hindu, one Catholic, and one man with albinism - although in each case they proclaimed to speak for all.

Kilimanjaro hikers show that visually impaired are independent  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Arizona RepublicMessler has albinism and suffers from sensitivity to the light, nearsightedness and farsightedness, involuntary movement of the eyes and an underdeveloped

A crackdown on Albino murders?  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Reuters BlogsHer husband had left her because of the stigma attached to albinism here. “Those people who were arrested should rot in prison,? says Leonie bitterly.

Enrichment and analysis of secretory lysosomes from lymphocyte ...  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Mutations in lysosomal storage, transport or sorting molecules are associated with severe immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity and (partial) albinism.

Devices that can help you cope with vision loss  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
KOAM-TVNational Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. Low vision aids. Minto H, Optom D, Butt IA. Low vision devices and training. Community Eye Health.

World Briefs  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Times of MaltaAlbinism is a genetic condition caused by a lack of the melanin pigment which gives colour to eyes, hair and skin. (Reuters) Bad breath is enough to fail

I det vita utanförskapet  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Ystads AllehandaTillsammans togs gruppen emot som gäster på blindskolan i Mintindo, som blivit en fristad för barn med albinism. – De var inhysta där för att föräldrarna

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