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Holograms Offer Hope In Fight Against Malaria
2013-11-06 08:56:44

University of Edinburgh Scientists have developed a 3D filming technique that could help inform research to stem the spread of malaria. Creating moving digital holograms of malaria sperm has given researchers fresh insights into the behavior of these tiny life forms. Understanding how malaria parasites mate could pave the way for improved prevention and control of this deadly disease, which poses a threat to half of the world's population. Malaria parasites mate in the gut of...

Bill Gates Chides Facebook Google Philanthropic Priorities
2013-11-04 08:02:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Renown philanthropist Bill Gates has been focusing much of his attention on developing and distributing a cure for malaria in poverty-stricken parts of the world. Other tech titans, too, have recently turned their eyes towards improving conditions in these areas by delivering Internet connectivity either through balloons or a complex system of data compression technologies and cheap broadband towers. Though Gates likely believes that...

2013-11-01 11:06:00

Continual reintroduction of P. vivax from North Korea could be the cause of change Malaria is one of the major infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitos, with enormous impact on quality of life. According to World Health Organization figures, as of 2010 there were over 219 million reported cases of malaria with an estimated 660,000 deaths. Plasmodium vivax, which is the second most prevalent species of the human malaria parasite, is widely distributed around the world especially in...

Record Number Of Malaria Cases Found In The US: CDC Report
2013-11-01 06:39:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year, across the globe, malaria affects hundreds of millions of people with most cases stemming from third-world countries throughout Africa and surrounding regions. While this deadly disease was largely eradicated from United States by the 1950s, a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the fact that cases do still occur in the US. In its...

2013-10-30 11:16:33

Malaria is a leading cause of death in tropical and subtropical regions and it is transmitted by a bite from infected female mosquitoes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, malaria claims nearly 660,000 lives per year, 90% of them in Africa—and most of them children. There were an estimated 216 million malaria cases worldwide in 2010, mostly among pregnant women and children. Despite the efforts to develop a vaccine, there is still not an effective one thus other strategies,...

2013-10-23 23:20:34

Lauds Reduction in New Infections and Lowered Mortality Rate of TB; Urges More Aggressive Identification of Nearly 3 Million “Missed” New Cases of TB Annually and Greater Focus on More Virulent Strains of TB to Avert Public Health Crisis New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global Tuberculosis Report 2013. Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria, acknowledged both...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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