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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...

2014-04-18 12:06:02

Malaria-related complications remain a major cause of death for children in many parts of the world. Why some children develop these complications while others don't is still not understood. A multidisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians under the direction of Peter Nilsson (SciLifeLab and KTH, Sweden), Mats Wahlgren (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes (Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK) and Olugbemiro Sodeinde (College of Medicine, University of Ibadan,...

Malaria maps Show 57 Percent Of Africans Still Live In Very High-risk Areas Despite Control Efforts
2014-02-20 11:11:42

Wellcome Trust Forty African countries showed reductions in malaria transmission between 2000-2010, but despite this progress, more than half (57 per cent) of the population in countries endemic for malaria continue to live in areas of moderate to intense transmission, with infection rates over 10 per cent. The findings are based on a series of prevalence maps for malaria published this week in The Lancet. A team led by Dr Abdisalan Noor and Professor Robert Snow of the KEMRI-Wellcome...

Infectious Form Of Cat Parasite Found In Western Arctic Beluga
2014-02-14 11:36:06

University of British Columbia University of British Columbia scientists have found for the first time an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat. The same team also discovered a new strain of the parasite Sarcocystis, previously sequestered in the icy north, that is responsible for killing 406 grey seals in the north Atlantic in 2012. Presenting their findings today at the...

2014-01-29 11:08:56

School-based intermittent screening and treatment programs for malaria may be unsuccessful in low to moderate transmission areas A school-based intermittent screening and treatment program for malaria in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Katherine Halliday and Simon Brooker from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...

2014-01-15 23:00:32

Fionet mobile diagnostic devices and cloud information services contributed to Proyecto Malaria Colombia’s success in evidence-based malaria control. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 With the help of Fionet—Fio Corporation's cloud-based solution for infectious disease management—Proyecto Malaria Colombia (PMC) received the top 2013 “Malaria Champions of the Americas” award, given annually to organizations demonstrating best practices in malaria prevention and...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.