Latest Body louse Stories
MELBOURNE, Australia, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture-backed pharmaceutical company Hatchtech Pty Ltd has enrolled the first subjects for its Phase 2b clinical study to confirm the efficacy of its novel head lice treatment DeOvo(TM). This Phase 2b trial will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two dose levels of a single application of DeOvo compared to vehicle.
A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa.
HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the completion of two Phase 3 clinical trials that studied the use of ivermectin topical cream as a potential treatment for head lice.
HORSHAM, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced positive results of studies of topical ivermectin cream, which it is developing as a potential treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice).
A multi-institutional team reports that it has sequenced the body louse genome, an achievement that will yield new insights into louse â€“ and human â€“ biology and evolution.
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A global research team led by scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today published a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describing the sequencing and analysis of the body louse genome.
In a study published online in Genome Research, scientists have analyzed the mitochondrial genome of the human body louse and discovered that it is fragmented into many pieces â€“ a remarkable finding in animals that will surely spark discussion about how it evolved and what advantages it might confer.
Lice from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru may unravel important clues about a different sort of passage: the migration patterns of Americaâ€™s earliest humans, a new University of Florida study suggests.
Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are one of the many varieties of sucking lice (singular "louse") specialized to live on different areas of various animals. As the name implies, head lice are specialized to live among the hair present on the human head and are exquisitely adapted to living mainly on the scalp and neck hairs of their human host. Lice present on other body parts covered by hair are not head lice but are either Pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) or Body lice (Pediculus humanus...