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PANDAS

(pan'dăz),
Acronym for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections.

pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococci

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PANDAS

Any of the childhood behavioral disorders (esp. tic disorders, Tourette's syndrome, and obsessive-compulsive disorder) that begin before puberty and are associated with and worsened by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections (e.g., strep throat or scarlet fever). Researchers suspect that an autoimmune response to the infection is responsible for the syndrome.
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'It is my hope that our friendship with China will not be limited to only giant panda conservation efforts but also diplomatically and economically,' he said after announcing the name at the National Zoo's Giant Panda Conservation Centre here today.
Keywords: Giant panda, GnRHR, SNPs, PCR-SSCP, Litter traits
According to the Council of Agriculture (COA) under the Executive Yuan, the import of pandas requires authorization issued by Beijing in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a treaty concerning endangered plants and animals.
In a similar incident at a zoo in China in 2016, a man was wrestled down by a giant panda after he broke into its enclosure and poked the animal on its head while it was asleep.
According to the researchers, pandas' dietary habits have evolved in two phases.
Of 11 pandas thus far released permanently by the two centres, three have died and a fourth, Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen), got sick and would have perished had she not been rescued, her story the focus of a recent IMAX movie, Pandas.
'We have made great efforts and accumulated a wealth of experience in the conservation and protection of giant pandas as well as related cultural exchanges and cooperation.
"Although the red panda is classified as a carnivore, it has adapted to an almost completely herbivorous diet.
In the 1970s, due a sudden decline in panda population, the International Union of Conservation (IUC) placed the animals on the endangered species list.
Despite the name, red pandas aren't closely related to black-and-white panda bears.
Another panda was seen with a bleeding forehead shortly after appearing on another camera with its forehead intact, probably as a result of fighting with other pandas or bears.