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2010-10-27 10:30:00

Researchers conclude more, not less, surveillance funding needed Cutting surveillance for mosquito-borne diseases would likely translate into an exponential increase in both the number of human cases and the health costs when a disease outbreak occurs, according to an analysis by Emory University. The Public Library of Science (PLoS) published the research, led by Emory disease ecologist Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Oct. 26. "Our analysis shows that halting mosquito surveillance can increase the...

2010-10-26 00:35:27

The development and first use of a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito have established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the insect adapts to outsmart insecticides and other preventive measures, according to findings published in the current edition of the journal Science. The SNP array's snapshot of the Anopheles gambiae genome can be used by scientists worldwide to advance public health efforts to contain and eliminate the deadly disease,...

2010-10-22 13:40:17

WHAT: Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that the major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require new disease prevention methods. Their findings were published in back-to-back articles in the October 22 issue of the journal Science. A. gambiae is the most common vector of human malaria in...

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...


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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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