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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.
The cause of Parkinsonâ€™s disease (PD), the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimerâ€™s disease, is unknown, but in most cases it is believed to involve a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Insecticide malathion initiates chain reaction that deprives tadpoles of food source, indirectly killing them at doses too small to kill them directly.
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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