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Team Seeks Source Of Body Louse Pathology
2014-01-11 08:29:23

A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to humans, while the human head louse (also Pediculus humanus) does not.

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2011-04-21 14:12:46

A new study in fruit flies offers a broad view of the potent and sometimes devastating molecular events that occur throughout the body as a result of methamphetamine exposure.

2011-02-28 16:07:02

A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects.

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2010-06-22 07:21:22

A multi-institutional team reports that it has sequenced the body louse genome, an achievement that will yield new insights into louse – and human – biology and evolution.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.