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2015-05-29 08:29:21

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - The second research grant from GHIT provides further support for the Phase II development of a pediatric formulation

2015-05-04 12:26:28

New antigen tests offer highest accuracy/specificity available, enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment; IDEXX to add their new antigen tests to all reference laboratory fecal panels at no additional

2015-04-01 12:31:41

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VLP Therapeutics, LLC.

2015-03-25 12:30:33

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) will present the Albert B.

2015-03-19 08:27:34

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

Snow geese
2015-03-18 15:31:09

At least 2,000 Snow Geese have fallen dead from the sky, according to wildlife managers from the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG). Over the past weekend, staff from the IDFG, along with and volunteers, have been picking up the bodies of the geese which had been on their long migration back north from their winter quarters in south western United States and Mexico to their nesting grounds in Northern Alaska.

2015-03-17 16:24:44

PINEHURST, N.C., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop(TM), an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

2015-03-11 23:03:21

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Cholera – Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store.

Italian cemetery
2015-02-16 09:15:57

A team of archaeologists and other researchers hope that an ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the deadly bacterium that causes cholera.


Latest Neglected diseases Reference Libraries

Giant Roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The giant roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) is a parasitic worm within the Nematoda phylum. This species can be found throughout the world, but occurs in higher numbers in tropical and subtropical areas. It causes the disease known as ascariasis in its human hosts and infects about one quarter of the entire world’s human population. It displays a sexual dimorphism, with females growing larger than males. Females reach an average body length between 7.8 and 19.2 inches, while males reach a...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).