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Researchers Create Vaccine For Dust Mite Allergies

Researchers Create Vaccine For Dust Mite Allergies

Richard C. Lewis, University of Iowa Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have...

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Bloodsucking Parasite Threatens UK Honeybees
2014-06-27 03:23:24

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees. Honeybees are a key pollinating insect, adding around $40Bn globally to crop value. Over recent years the spread of parasites and the viruses they transmit has resulted in high overwintering colony losses. New and emerging threats to insect pollinators are putting increasing...

2014-06-08 23:02:13

From Aprilaire, the leaders in indoor air comfort: Discover new ways to control the growth of dust mites and other airborne invaders –a constant battle for asthma and allergy sufferers. Fight back against dust mites with new air purification methods proven to help families who suffer. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 08, 2014 Dust mites don’t just look gross - they can actually make you and your family sick. There are many different types of airborne containments, along with dust...

2014-04-29 16:23:04

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever Congressional subcommittee hearing on pollinator health, held today, failed to include a robust science-based discussion about the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. Pesticide manufacturer Bayer (DE:BAYN) testified at the hearing for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture. But the panel included no independent scientists on the leading edge of...

Cheetah Dethroned By Tiny Mite As World's Fastest Land Animal
2014-04-29 05:30:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the cheetah is generally recognized as the fastest land animal in the world, scientists have determined that there is one type of mite that actually outpaces the large feline – provided you use the right measurement. According to UPI reporter Brooks Hays, the Paratarsotomus macropalpis – a species of mite endemic to Southern California – is capable of traveling more body lengths per second than the cheetah. In fact,...

2014-04-22 23:14:53

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 765 new articles on parasites and parasitic infections. This latest update brings the total of references covering these human and animal diseases to over 67,400. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 765 articles on parasites and parasitic infections. While the site's Research Category extensively covers parasitic organisms that live on or in another host species from which...

Native Honeybees Safe From Invasive Pests For Now
2014-04-18 10:57:01

By Sara LaJeunesse, Penn State Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers. The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa mites. "Our East African honeybees appear to be resilient to these invasive pests, which suggests to us that the chemicals used to...

Osperalycus tenerphagus face
2014-03-02 05:24:52

[ Watch the Video: Digging Up A New Mite Species ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may resemble a worm, but it's actually a previously undiscovered microscopic species of mite discovered on The Ohio State University campus. Discovered by Samuel Bolton, a graduate student at Ohio State, the mite was officially named Osperalycus tenerphagus (or as it is affectionately known - the "Buckeye Dragon Mite"). Osperalycus tenerphagus is Latin for “mouth purse” and...

2013-12-24 23:00:05

Scabies 24-Hour Natural Remedy Report designed by Joe Barton is the latest book that helps people prevent or treat scabies related diseases and conditions. Is the "Scabies 24-Hour Natural Remedy Report" review reliable? Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 Scabies is an itchy skin condition that is caused by a tiny burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is contagious and can spread rapidly through close physical contact in a child care group, family, school class or...

2013-11-16 23:03:57

Sneezing and dust mites getting you down? New and improved, Allergy Armor Organic cotton bedding protects against dust mites and offers the benefits of a certified organic textile. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 AchooAllergy.com announces the introduction of Allergy Armor Organic, a complete line of organic cotton dust mite bedding. Like other allergy bedding encasements, Organic provides relief from common particle allergens like dust mites, pet dander and pollen. By blocking...

2013-10-30 23:00:14

Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, says, “During the winter, families spend more time indoors, exposing allergic individuals to allergens and irritants like dust mites, pet dander, smoke, household sprays and chemicals, and gas fumes — any of which can make their lives miserable." New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Ten Tips to Tackle...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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