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2012-10-24 07:30:36

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. today announced that it has awarded Althea Technologies a contract for the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing of circumsporozoite protein (CSP) from Plasmodium falciparum, an important and proven component of an effective malaria vaccine. Althea Technologies will implement the cGMP-ready Pf?nex Expression Technology(TM)-based production process that was developed at Pfenex over the past several months. Processes for...

Daimer Unveils Steam Cleaner HEPA Vacs to Kill Bed Bugs
2012-10-15 09:52:32

Exclusive vapor steam cleaner with extraction includes exclusive technologies and emits high temperatures to kill and extract bed bugs. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the industry's number one brand of steam cleaners shipped to 200+ countries, is now offering powerful steam cleaner machines to the pest control and other industries. The company's sophisticated and technologically superior technologies help eliminate potentially deadly bed bugs from...

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills 10 People In Pakistan
2012-10-09 16:01:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ten people have died in Pakistan's most populated city due to a brain-eating amoeba transmitted by contaminated water. A World Health Organization (WHO) official said Naegleria fowleri is transmitted when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. The brain-eating amoeba has a fatality rate of over 98 percent. Dr Musa Khan, head of the WHO's disease early warning system in Pakistan, said that there have been 10...

2012-10-03 23:02:53

BuggyBeds® Bed Bug glue traps are now available at http://www.TheHardwareCity.com. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Bed Bugs used to be a thing of the past until recent news brought them back to life. A potential housing compound exists for bed bugs. Unfortunately, there is not a quick test for bed bugs, which means that the home or office could be infested — until now! BuggyBeds® has created Bed Bug glue traps that lures bed bugs into a trap and away from the home....

2012-09-27 06:28:53

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hair Angels, A Professional Head Lice Removal Service announced the Grand Opening of their new head lice removal salon in Pasadena, California. In honor of their opening, free head lice screenings will be offered through the month of December. The salon is located at 259 Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, Pasadena, Ca. 91107. Salon or in-home treatment is available 7 days a week, by appointment only, and can be scheduled by calling (877)...

Autumn In New England Losing Its Color
2012-09-26 16:21:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New England is famous for its fall foliage; the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges that make the forest look like a patchwork quilt and the ground look like it is covered in confetti. And each year, thousands of visitors flock to places like the Massachusetts' Berkshires or Litchfield, Connecticut to take in the majestic beauty of the Earth changing seasons. According to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological...

2012-09-25 10:24:54

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Protein Potential, LLC was awarded three Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a malaria vaccine that protects against Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite responsible for more than 95% of malaria associated deaths worldwide. The vaccine will target three different stages of the parasite life cycle, thereby preventing infection, disease, and transmission....

2012-09-21 23:01:49

Milwaukee's Batzner Bed Bug Services, a sister company to Batzner Pest Management, is Proud to Bring Awareness to Bed Bugs by Providing Prevention Tips and Advice. NEW BERLIN, WI (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 There is so much in the news about the places that can harbor bed bugs, but realistically, they can't all be avoided. With that in mind, Batzner Bed Bug Services, a sister company to Batzner Pest Management, is getting the word out that September marks the second National Bed Bug...

2012-09-20 06:31:40

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It will take more than the worst drought in decades to significantly reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted diseases such as heartworm disease, warns an entomologist speaking on behalf of the American Heartworm Society (AHS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120920/CG77864-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120920/CG77864-b) According to Tanja McKay, PhD, an entomologist from Arkansas State University, pet owners...

2012-09-19 02:30:04

ALACHUA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasteuria Bioscience has announced that it will be acquired by Syngenta, one of the world's leading agricultural technology companies. In 2011 Syngenta and Pasteuria Bioscience entered into a global exclusive technology partnership to produce nematode control products based on Pasteuria spp., a naturally-occurring soil bacteria long recognized as a promising biological control agent against nematodes. The first products resulting from...


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Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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