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2014-09-11 23:07:53

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems protect the City of Berea, Ohio drinking water to ensure elimination of chlorine tolerant organisms Coventry, RI (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and components, successfully installs a state of the art UV drinking water system in Berea, Ohio enabling Berea to seek the Cryptosporidium credit in Ohio. The City of Berea public water system uses...

2014-08-07 15:34:58

PLOS Preventative treatment with a monthly dose of a newer antimalarial drug can reduce the risk of malarial infection among young children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Victor Bigira and colleagues at San Francisco General Hospital and the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, finds that treating young children with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) decreased their risk of contracting malaria....

2014-08-01 12:26:55

Malaria No More, APLMA and the ADB join forces to mobilize resources and rally regional leadership in endemic Asia SINGAPORE, August 1st, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to fight malaria and the resistance to its front-line treatment in Asia, Malaria No More (MNM) has entered into a new partnership with the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). An event to address current challenges in the region and bring new private sector...

2014-07-31 23:03:18

According to Lyme Research Alliance, the first sign of Lyme disease may not be a bull’s-eye rash, but a flu-like illness, particularly if you live in or have visited an area this summer where ticks are found. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 You’re having a wonderful summer—sunning, gardening, enjoying BBQs with family and friends. So why have you suddenly developed chills and fever, headache, stiff neck, achey joints, and a feeling of total exhaustion? If you suspect a flu-like...

2014-07-17 16:18:03

Monash University State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. Scientists say the novel idea, published in the journal Analyst, could set a new gold standard for malaria testing. The technique is...

2014-07-11 23:01:19

One of 19 selected across the country to represent an MLS team, Chip Huber, dean of engagement at CU, vies for the Grand Prize of $10,000 for Night of Nets. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative has selected Chip Huber, director of student engagement at Cornerstone University, as one of 19 selected across the country to represent an MLS team to vie for a $10,000 prize to the charity of their choice. Each of the 19 representatives...

2014-06-05 23:07:26

Company is developing product to rapidly detect and prevent parasites from infiltrating public water supplies. Fayetteville, Ark. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Biodetection Instruments™ has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to develop an automated cartridge assay for rapid detection of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts, or spores, in water. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite and is one of the most frequent causes of...

Lyme disease tick
2014-05-18 03:00:18

Cheryl Dybas, NSF To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during "picnic season" - a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks - the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF's Division of Environmental Biology. Ostfeld's research is funded by the joint NSF-NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program and NSF's...

Lethal Parasite Emerged From Pond Scum
2014-05-12 03:42:06

University of British Columbia A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its evolutionary journey. A team led by UBC Botany Prof. Patrick Keeling sequenced the genome of Helicosporidium – an intracellular parasite that can kill juvenile blackflies, caterpillars, beetles and mosquitoes – and found it evolved...

2014-05-07 12:28:05

ALBANY, New York, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "UV Disinfection Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global UV disinfection equipment market was valued at USD 993.4 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 2.5 billion in 2019. Browse UV Disinfection Equipment...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.