Latest Insecticide Stories

2009-06-30 08:48:04

A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine finds no evidence to suggest that a controversial antidote recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to treat patients poisoned with highly toxic insecticides improves their chance of survival.

2009-06-04 12:02:45

The cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease, is unknown, but in most cases it is believed to involve a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility.

2009-06-02 06:40:00

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Valent BioSciences Corporation announced today the national launch of Pramex(TM) Net, a new product to protect consumers from mosquitoes and other flying insects. Pramex Net is the first Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) available in the United States.

2009-05-11 15:45:59

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2009-04-07 09:51:10

A U.S.-led study suggests insecticides that would kill just older mosquitoes would be a better way of controlling malaria. Pennsylvania State University Professor Andrew Read said such an approach would be a more sustainable way of controlling the disease and might lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete. Each year malaria kills about a million people, but many of the chemicals used to kill the insects become ineffective, the scientists said, since repeated exposure to...

2009-04-07 08:41:20

Killing just the older mosquitoes would be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, according to entomologists who add that the approach may lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete.

2009-03-16 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Crop Protection Research Institute: WHAT: The Crop Protection Research Institute (CPRI) will release the results of a just completed, comprehensive study on the value of insecticides in U.S. crop production.

2008-11-13 18:00:11

U.S. scientists studying 10 of the world's most popular approved pesticides say, when combined, the chemicals caused 99 percent mortality in tadpoles. University of Pittsburgh researchers said the U.S.

2008-09-30 16:05:38

Insecticide malathion initiates chain reaction that deprives tadpoles of food source, indirectly killing them at doses too small to kill them directly.

2008-09-30 13:00:00

U.S. chemist Frank Raushel says he's using a $1.2 million federal grant to develop an enzyme that might neutralize a type of deadly nerve agent.

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