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2010-09-30 19:48:02

Therapeutic lentiviral vectors are emerging as vital tools for molecular medicine as evidenced by the growing number of clinical trials using these vector systems. From a basic research standpoint, lentiviral vectors are very intriguing substrates. On the one hand, the HIV-1 genome offers expanded cloning capacity and the capability to transduce nondividing cells such as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and neurons. However, concerns associated with the potential risk of generating...

2010-09-09 01:59:00

NORRKOPING, Sweden, September 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dreampark's Front-End Approach Allows Operators to Deploy a Cutting Edge User Interface Without a Complicated and Costly Change out of Entire TV Infrastructure Dreampark, the leading provider of middleware for any platform - cable, terrestrial or IPTV - in the European market, today announced it has provided a front-end middleware solution to Maxisat, Finland. Maxisat is the first operator in Finland offering TV and OTT...

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2010-08-22 09:07:51

Health officials said Friday that India is fighting off record levels of malaria infection in Mumbai, with as many cases being reported in the first half of 2010 compared to the entire year last year. Authorities in the financial hub have drafted in experts from Medecins Sans Frontieres to try and fend off the outbreak, which has seen about 4,000 cases in August. "It's an exceptional year. We're definitely seeing a rise in cases. It's a record number," assistant health officer Dr Daksha Shah...

2010-08-04 14:40:05

Press release from PLoS Medicine A global commitment to malaria eradication must also involve a long-term commitment to vector ecology. This is the message of the authors of a Policy Forum article published in this week's PLoS Medicine, who emphasize that malaria eradication efforts will not be successful until a better understanding of the ecology and evolution of the mosquito vectors is gained. Gerry Killeen from the Ifakara Health Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and colleagues say...

2010-07-27 13:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Several cases of dengue fever, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by the bite of urban dwelling Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, have recently been reported in the continental United States. Prevalent in Central America and the Caribbean, dengue fever's most common symptoms include fever, chills, headache, and body aches lasting several days. The disease's more threatening form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause internal...

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2010-07-21 11:50:00

Research on the population of black-legged ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease from host animals to humans, reinforces that it is important to take preventative measures when spending time outdoors. University of Illinois graduate student Jennifer Rydzewski conducted a four-year survey of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks), their host animals, and their habitat preferences in Cook, Lake, DuPage, and Piatt Counties. The survey confirmed the presence of ticks in all four counties...

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2010-07-17 06:50:00

Scientists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough in the fight against malaria: a mosquito that can no longer give the disease to humans For years, researchers worldwide have attempted to create genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria. Those efforts fell short because the mosquitoes still were capable of transmitting the disease-causing pathogen, only in lower numbers. Now for the first time, University of Arizona entomologists have succeeded...

2010-07-12 13:43:19

Researchers propose new ways to combat prevalent public health challenge Chagas disease, for example, is caused by a parasite that roams with only limited control among the rural poor in Latin America. The main vector for the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi is the triatomine insect, or "kissing bug," which thrives in the nooks and crannies of mud-brick dwellings. The bug sucks the blood of mammals, helping T. cruzi move between wildlife, cats, dogs and humans. "Dogs tend to lie on porches or other...

2010-07-06 09:00:00

SUWANEE, Ga., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it and European Broadband equipment supplier VECTOR have signed an Agreement of Cooperation to jointly market their Access and Transport product portfolios to offer European cable operators a one-stop source for their HFC and fibre infrastructure needs. The two companies will create a portfolio of HFC, RFoG and EPON products that both sales teams will promote in their respective markets to assure a...

2010-05-11 11:00:00

PARIS, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the French genome engineering specialist, announces today that Frederic Paques, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, has been invited to present Cellectis' approaches on vectors for meganucleases and genome surgery at the 13th American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, USA, on May 19-22, 2010. Targeted approaches have emerged today as an...


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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.