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2014-06-15 14:53:41

PLOS The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who subsequently developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood and blood products. A paper published in PLOS Pathogens on June 12th now describes an...

2014-06-13 23:01:29

Growing residential mosquito spraying company will showcase its turnkey franchise system for potential independent business owners in the Northeast. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to prospective franchisees at New York City’s International Franchise Expo to be held at the Javits Center in New York City. The international event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a...

2014-06-13 23:01:19

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control. Katy, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield of West Houston has initiated a limited free spray offer for residents of West Houston as a way of introducing the innovative mosquito and tick control service to the region. Mosquito Shield is a residential mosquito and tick control service that utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients to rid yards of mosquitoes and ticks....

2014-06-10 23:11:30

Never Settle, an IT and web development firm recently acquired Osana, which is tackling the challenge of preventing malaria by providing all natural mosquito repellent soap to individuals in need through a buy and give model. As part of the Osana acquisition, to raise awareness, and to drive additional donations Never Settle is offering a 30% discount on all purchases in June with mosquito season ramping up in North America and other regions. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Never...

2014-06-10 12:27:25

New Insight into How Malaria Parasites Perturb Flow, Turning Infected Cells into Sticky Capillary Cloggers, May Lead to New and Better Treatments WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from our lungs to our brains and other tissues. That is, unless they...

2014-06-06 23:04:48

Nothing But Nets and JCI USA Launch Nationwide Tour to Raise Awareness, Advocate to Fight Leading Killer Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 For the second year in a row, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA), is partnering with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, kicking off a multicity “BzzzTour” today to encourage elected officials, JCI chapters, and communities nationwide to continue the fight against malaria. The tour will visit more than 100 JCI...

2014-06-06 23:02:50

AMCA Warns Public of Exotic Mosquito-borne Disease Spreading in Caribbean Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Chikungunya virus, a pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes, has seemingly established itself in the Caribbean and is now threatening the U.S. Puerto Rico has just recorded its first locally acquired case with travel-related cases being reported in Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, California, New York and Connecticut. Public health officials fear it has the potential to establish...

2014-06-04 23:06:25

USP field testing has begun in Ghana for a new screening tool intended to help quickly detect counterfeit and poor quality medicines. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Field testing for a new screening tool intended to help quickly detect counterfeit and poor quality medicines has begun at the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT), located in Ghana. The new screening device, called CD-3+, was launched by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-06-03 23:00:59

Riverdale Urgent Care informs community on staying healthy during travel season. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Summer is approaching and it’s time to make the most of it. Whether planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or just some time to catch up with friends, Riverdale Urgent Care wants every trip to be a healthy one. Here are some tips to keep in mind during the most popular travel season. The first thing to remember is to pack a first aid kit. Bandages and Neosporin are...

2014-06-03 12:39:28

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Health has awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to Daktari Diagnostics for a point-of-care hepatitis C diagnostic system. Daktari, which commercializes diagnostic platforms to meet the health care needs in Africa, Asia, and resource-limited settings worldwide, will use the grant funding to continue development of the Daktari HCV assay, which runs on the same point-of-care platform...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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