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West African Bats Are Hosts To Multitude Of Different Haemosporidian Parasites
2013-10-21 13:55:21

Max Planck Institute In Europe, bats are normally discussed in the context of endangered species threatened by loss of their habitats. However, in recent years, bats have caught the eye of infection biologists. The animals are namely hosts to a surprising number of pathogens, many of which could be dangerous to humans. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and the American Museum of Natural History have been able to identify in...

2013-10-10 23:18:06

Taking place on the University City Science Center's campus, Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live compositions of Gene Coleman in...

Soaring Variety Of Malaria Parasites Found In Bats
2013-10-07 16:10:08

American Museum of Natural History Researchers have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats as well as new evidence of evolutionary jumps to rodent hosts. Led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, and the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, the new study reveals that two bat-infecting parasites are closely related to parasites in rodents that are commonly used to model human malaria in...

2013-06-03 23:19:16

Groundbreaking developments expand range of safe applications designed to inhibit contact between mosquitoes and humans. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Olfactor Laboratories, Inc. (OLI), an ieCrowd company, filed for three new patents relating to the company´s cutting-edge drive to develop products derived from its patent-pending compounds capable of disrupting insects´ CO2 receptors — thereby inhibiting mosquitoes´ ability to detect humans. The three new patent...

2013-05-20 23:15:02

Selexis´ co-founder and scientific advisory board member will present, “Engineering the CHO Genome for Improved Transgene Integration and Expression” Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Selexis SA, a serial innovation company focused on drug discovery for lead identification and cell line development for scale-up and manufacturing of therapeutic protein drugs, announced today that the Company´s co-founder will present data on the Company´s core technology at...

2013-04-23 13:04:39

It may be slighter later than expected but spring finally seems to be upon us. Unfortunately, this also means the start of the tick season, both for humans and for their pets. But when exactly is the risk of dogs´ picking up ticks greatest?  Detailed information is now provided by a comprehensive study by Georg Duscher and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, published in the online journal Parasites & Vectors.  And in a related article, also...


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2008-08-06 17:58:39

The Deer Fly (Chrysops spp.), also known as the "yellow fly", is a fly of the family Tabanidae that can be a pest to cattle, horses, and humans. It is often found in damp environments, such as wetlands or forests. It lays clusters of shiny black eggs on the leaves of small plants by water. The aquatic larvae feed on small insects and pupate in the mud at the edge of the water. The Deer Fly is often considered a horse-fly. A distinguishing characteristic is its patterned gold or green eyes....

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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