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December 9, 2016
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A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever

UCLA scientists and colleagues identify structure of a molecule that kills mosquitoes carrying malaria and West Nile Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic … Continue reading

December 3, 2014
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Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers’) Spare Time

IBM’s SoftLayer cloud-enabled World Community Grid to provide free virtual supercomputer power to The Scripps Research Institute to speed screening of promising chemical compounds ARMONK, NY & LA JOLLA, CA – 03 Dec 2014: Although some medical therapies show promise … Continue reading

June 30, 2013
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Breaking Dengue Fever

Like malaria, dengue fever is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Unlike malaria, there is no vaccine for it. As many as 100 million people contract dengue each year, but MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi is working to change that. Among … Continue reading

March 11, 2012
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What Makes Ticks Tick?

Durland Fish has researched ticks and their associated diseases for decades. A professor in the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health, he has, among other things, contributed to the discovery that the bacterium … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
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High Population Density is Greatest Risk Factor For Water-Linked Diseases

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Water-associated infectious disease outbreaks are more likely to occur in areas where a region’s population density is growing, according to a new global analysis of economic and environmental conditions that influence the risk for these outbreaks. Ohio … Continue reading

July 17, 2011
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Making Blood-Sucking Deadly for Mosquitoes

*Inhibiting a molecular process cells use to direct proteins to their proper destinations causes more than 90 percent of affected mosquitoes to die within 48 hours of blood feeding, a UA team of biochemists found.* Mosquitoes die soon after a … Continue reading

February 28, 2011
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Study Shows UMD Designed Fungi Can Combat Malaria, Lyme Disease & Other Bug-Borne Illnesses

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – New findings by a University of Maryland-led team of scientists indicate that a genetically engineered fungus carrying genes for a human anti-malarial antibody or a scorpion anti-malarial toxin could be a highly effective, specific and environmentally … Continue reading

November 5, 2009
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WHO’s report on ‘Global Health Risks and Life Expectancy’

Few days back the United Nations World Health Organization published its report on ‘global health risks’ those are responsible for millions of premature deaths annually.  Otherwise, if controlled, global life expectancy could increase five years more.