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Climate Change Allows Malaria To Reach New Heights
2014-03-07 05:27:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Michigan have discovered the first concrete evidence that the mosquito-borne disease malaria travels to higher elevations during warmer years and returns to lower altitudes when temperatures become cooler. In research appearing in the March 7 edition of Science, the study authors reviewed records from the highland regions of Colombia and...

2014-03-03 23:01:53

An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Malaria has been around for millennia, and there are written references to it from early societies in China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Each year an estimated 500 million people are infected worldwide, making malaria a major public health concern. Some countries still experience malaria epidemics, which can also...

2014-02-24 23:29:12

Thomas R. Reich PhD is an Ichthyologist noted for his work in aquariums and ornamental ponds around the world, he developed a way to control the mosquito larva before they even become mosquitoes, right in the ponds and lakes the way nature engineered it! (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Florida Pond Management, an organization involved in the health of ponds and lakes in Florida to Louisiana, announces a non-chemical approach to Mosquito control. Tait Carson, the company’s founder explained,...

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Barbara K. Kennedy, Penn State University 23 February 2014 — Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health. The protein, AP2-G, is necessary for activating a set of genes that initiate the development of gametocytes -- the...

2014-02-21 23:03:30

A not-for-profit research institute and a Canadian biopharmaceutical company have taken up residence. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 A non-profit research organization and an R&D startup have joined the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia. Both the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute (PDDI) and Viventia Bio Inc. will focus on the research and development of drugs for the healthcare industry. The PDDI is a...

Origin Of Deadly Human Malaria Parasite Linked To Primates In Africa
2014-02-21 14:47:20

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. Until recently, the closest genetic relatives of human P. vivax were found only in Asian macaques, leading researchers to believe that P. vivax originated in Asia. The study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

Malaria maps Show 57 Percent Of Africans Still Live In Very High-risk Areas Despite Control Efforts
2014-02-20 11:11:42

Wellcome Trust Forty African countries showed reductions in malaria transmission between 2000-2010, but despite this progress, more than half (57 per cent) of the population in countries endemic for malaria continue to live in areas of moderate to intense transmission, with infection rates over 10 per cent. The findings are based on a series of prevalence maps for malaria published this week in The Lancet. A team led by Dr Abdisalan Noor and Professor Robert Snow of the KEMRI-Wellcome...

2014-02-18 23:04:28

Mosquito Shield offers mosquito and tick control solutions for area residents with innovative, flexible mosquito spraying service. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Central Long Island is now booking service appointments throughout the region for the 2014 season. The innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity was secured by Angelo and Alison Galeotafiore of Setauket. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control...

2014-02-11 23:20:43

Dr. James Fricton’s New Book Provides Both Real-life Insights Into Healthy Living and a Romantic Thrill Ride Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Everyone has encountered a zombie or two in their lifetime—a person whose negative attitudes suck the energy out of anyone around. Dr. James Fricton set out to write a book about the factors that tip the balance between health and illness, particularly chronic pain, and what actions can be taken to enhance energy and wellness in the seven...

2014-02-01 23:00:38

Residential mosquito spraying franchise offering proven results and turnkey operation will present at Houston expo. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to prospective franchisees at the three-day Franchise Expo South event at the Reliant Center in Houston, TX. The regional event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering...


Latest Malaria Reference Libraries

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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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