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2014-01-21 23:02:38

Innovative Mosquito Spraying Solution Sets Up Shop in Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Central Indiana is now booking service for the 2014 season, bringing the company’s innovative mosquito and tick control solution to the Indianapolis area. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control utilizing a proprietary blend of 99.97 percent natural ingredients and a flexible spraying schedule that maximizes...

2014-01-15 23:00:32

Fionet mobile diagnostic devices and cloud information services contributed to Proyecto Malaria Colombia’s success in evidence-based malaria control. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 With the help of Fionet—Fio Corporation's cloud-based solution for infectious disease management—Proyecto Malaria Colombia (PMC) received the top 2013 “Malaria Champions of the Americas” award, given annually to organizations demonstrating best practices in malaria prevention and...

2014-01-14 23:04:39

AMCA advocates mosquito control after West Nile Virus linked to bald eagle deaths. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 There was cause for concern when the death count of bald eagles rose to forty in the state of Utah earlier this winter. Members of the science community discovered that the potentially deadly West Nile Virus (WNV) was present in the carcasses of the eagles and their commonly hunted prey, the Eared Grebes. “Mosquitoes are not actively biting in the Salt Lake area...

Researchers Demonstrate 'Guided Missile' Strategy To Kill Hidden HIV
2014-01-10 13:59:06

University of North Carolina Health Care The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells -- a major roadblock to a cure Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill. Using mouse models that have immune systems composed of human cells, researchers led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, found that an antibody combined with a...

2014-01-03 15:16:01

A newly identified protein and other proteins it interacts with could become effective targets for new drugs to control the parasite that cause toxoplasmosis, researchers led by investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported. The discovery could also open new research pathways for treatments for malaria. The researchers determined that the protein, an enzyme called GCN5b, is necessary for the Toxoplasma parasite to replicate, so interfering with its activities...

Boosting A Malaria Vaccine
2013-12-27 12:34:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Thursday, a prominent malaria vaccine could be drastically improved by utilizing the right mix of proteins taken from the surface of the virus. The study researchers focused on the virus’ AMA1 protein, which the human body recognizes and uses to stimulate an immune response. However, the protein exists in multiple strains – causing problems for researchers looking to...

2013-12-23 11:07:23

Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. In a study published in Nature Chemistry, they show that blocking the activity of an enzyme called NMT in the most common malaria parasite prevents mice from showing symptoms and extends their lifespan. The team are working to design molecules that target NMT more potently, and hope to start clinical trials of potential treatments within four years. A...

Potential Malaria Vaccine Blocks Parasite
2013-12-17 09:59:38

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There is new hope for the billions of people exposed to malaria each year. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have discovered a way to block the malaria parasite from invading the blood cells. Using this new research, scientists from NTU are seeking to team up with the vaccine development industry to produce a malaria vaccine. If the process is accelerated by these companies, lead scientist...

2013-12-12 23:04:31

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The contract has been awarded following two other successful projects in Sierra Leone and Cameroon, and will focus this time on South Sudan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations...

2013-12-11 23:03:56

Despite gains, recent financial shortfalls and delays in the delivery of commodities have slowed progress, demonstrating the fragility of past success, according to findings of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013, released today, notes continued progress to significantly reduce malaria cases and deaths. But the report also documents that financial shortfalls in 2011...


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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