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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...

2014-01-31 16:23:56

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia, in collaboration with MESA (Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance), is convening its first conference in Mexico - on "The Science of Malaria Eradication" at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Merida, Yucatan. The four-day conference begins Sunday evening, February 2, 2014 and is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has also funded...

2014-01-30 23:23:59

Annual awards – bestowed at the AU – highlight how Africa’s future is inextricably tied to progress in defeating malaria. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Today during the official opening of the African Union Summit of heads of state, H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique, conferred the 2014 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Awards for Excellence in Vector Control to Cape Verde, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe,...

2014-01-29 23:21:07

Local Team Launches Twin Cities-North Service Utilizing Mosquito Shield’s Industry-Leading Mosquito and Tick Control System Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Mosquito Shield – Twin Cities North is now booking service appointments for residential mosquito spraying throughout the region for the 2014 season. Ray and Mike Musson have lived and worked locally for two decades and the father / son team look forward to bringing this innovative mosquito and tick control solution to...

2014-01-29 11:08:56

School-based intermittent screening and treatment programs for malaria may be unsuccessful in low to moderate transmission areas A school-based intermittent screening and treatment program for malaria in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Katherine Halliday and Simon Brooker from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...


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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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