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2013-05-13 23:30:03

Most over the counter Head Lice Products contain toxic chemicals in order to kill Lice and Nits. It's extremely important to treat lice using an all natural method. (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 When someone catches head lice or comes into contact with someone who has, most of them go to a local store or pharmacy for some over the counter head lice products to treat the infestation. "When choosing which head lice products to use, its very important to consider the harms and side effects of using a...

2013-05-09 23:50:19

Mosquito Genie® LLC is pleased to introduce the world´s first table-lamp that replaces candle lights and kills mosquitoes. It is all natural, solar-powered and perfect for hotels, restaurants, taverns and residential homes. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 See “How-It-Works”: http://www.mosquito-genie.com/how-it-works/ This is an ideal solution for any outdoor area where human beings can enjoy an out-of-doors experience at the end of the day when the sun...

2013-04-10 16:18:02

Scientists at The University of Manchester have found evidence of the genetic basis of the evolutionary arms-race between parasitoids and their aphid hosts. The researchers studied the reaction of aphids when a parasitic wasp with genetic variation laid eggs in them. They found that different genotypes of the wasp affected where the aphids went to die, including whether they left the plant host entirely. The team also found an example of the emergence of a shared phenotype that was partly...

2013-03-23 23:19:30

Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I Don't Know How She Does It," a film staring Sarah Jessica Parker. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 Lice Busters, one of the leaders in the lice removal industry known for its all natural lice treatment and lice products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I...

Mosquito Eye Color Genetically Altered To Combat Disease Transmission
2013-03-22 08:39:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two Virginia Tech researchers successfully altered the eye color of a mosquito in an ongoing effort to develop genetic strategies with the specific goal to disrupt the transmission of disease such as malaria and dengue fever. Zach Adelman and Kevin Myles, associate professors of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have been studying vector-borne disease transmission on a genetic level to develop...

2013-02-28 23:00:12

Head Lice effects 12-20 million American families per year. Lice Happens, the premier, Annapolis based, mobile head lice removal service, is now offering franchisees the rewarding opportunity to help families in need, all from the comfort of their own home. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 M.J. Eckert, RN and Nancy Fields, the co-founders of Lice Happens, are not only business partners, but saviors to thousands of families. For the last 4 years, Lice Happens has deloused families...

2013-02-28 11:48:20

Genetic markers in clothing lice may reveal the tracks of global human migrations A new genetic analysis of human lice from across the world sheds light on the global spread of these parasites, their potential for disease transmission and insecticide resistance. The results are published February 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marina S. Ascunce and colleagues from the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Lice have been constant travel companions for...


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

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...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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