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Common Parasite Of Cat Litter May Increase Suicide Risk In Women
2012-07-03 09:11:16

What do unwashed vegetables, undercooked meat, and dirty kitty litter all have in common? For one, they are all known to likely harbor a nasty parasite, which in a recent study has been linked as a killer among women who come into contact with the common critter.

Mosquitoes Incapable Of Transmitting Malaria Created
2012-06-12 13:10:31

Advance provides genetic options for controlling spread of deadly disease

Butterflies And Bats Aid In Research About Infectious Diseases
2012-06-11 12:08:09

Human activity, habitat disruption may affect migration patterns and spread of infectious diseases.

2012-06-08 10:21:23

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have, for the first time, determined the function of a series proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection from the parasite that causes malaria in humans.

2012-06-06 21:41:00

Giving young children medicine once a month during the rainy season to protect them against malaria could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in some areas of Africa.

2012-06-05 11:21:11

A new technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria could provide a valuable tool for evaluating new malaria prevention strategies and vaccines.

2012-05-28 19:20:28

By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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