Tag: "outbreaks" at biology news
The book opens on the first tree genome
...e on forestry resources through human demand, pest outbreaks
and global climate change, tree breeding for improved yield, quality and pest resistance is still in its infancy. This research will help provide a solid base in tree genomics to advance biological knowledge and aid breeding programs." The Canadian r...
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...cognize when an outbreak is unnatural. The recent outbreaks
of West Nile Virus and SARS show how little is known about the ecology of infectious diseases. This year's EID awards include studies of the ecology, dynamics and spatial spread of raccoon rabies in places such as Fairfax County, Virginia; the link b...
Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases
...t has also afflicted humans for centuries. Plague outbreaks
in prairie dog colonies result in the death of nea...at Boulder used records from two decades of plague outbreaks
in prairie dogs in Boulder County to evaluate the importance of landscape setting in predicting thes...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
...ty response efforts, including naturally occurring outbreaks
of diseases of plants and production animals, and response exercise simulations. "We're going to be looking at the full spectrum of agrosecurity issues," Vanier said. "We will emphasize diseases identified by the government as zoonotic and/or ones p...
Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
...pes living in that area die of the disease. Ebola outbreaks
have already occurred in this general area. In the past two years, two reported cases were confirmed in Lossi Forest, approximately 50 kilometers south of Odzala. In both cases, more than 80 percent of all lowland gorillas and roughly 70 percent of a...
Physics gravity model applicable to disease spread
...t 1,000 cities and 450 rural areas that report and outbreaks
occur about every two years. Measles belongs to a... the disease by coughing on each other. Two recent outbreaks
in 1988 and 2002 have decimated the population in the North Sea. Working with St. Andrews Universit...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...population is one of the groups hardest hit during outbreaks
of infectious diseases, such as influenza, due to a decrease in immune system function with age. High mortality rates in humans over the age of sixty-five continue to challenge vaccinologists to explore new means of improving immune responses to the...
New model explains why costly insect 'outbreaks' hard to predict
...utbreaks, only to crash down to low levels. These outbreaks
can devastate huge areas of forest, but they occur...gger such outbreaks, and that helps to explain why outbreaks
are so unpredictable. By combining elements from two prevailing but flawed insect-outbreak the...
Secret behind hard exoskeletons, spreading wings revealed
...molting. This is especially applicable to epidemic outbreaks
of pest insects like migratory locusts which molt synchronously by the thousands." The unassuming fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has long been a critical player in biological research. The same characteristics that make it maddening in your kitc...
Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping
... avian influenza virus that has caused three major outbreaks
among poultry and killed several people in East As...ead to other flocks. The investigators warn that outbreaks
of H5N1 in East Asian poultry populations must be rapidly and effectively controlled to prevent H5N1...
Make a splash for public health this summer
...t over the past two decades the number of reported outbreaks
of diarrheal illness associated with swimming increased ten-fold," reports Beach. "This sends a strong message that we need to do a better job of maintaining the nation's pools." As promoted on the partnership Website, www.healthypools.org , the p...
Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases
...ograms aimed at preventing and controlling disease outbreaks
are considering aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases--how hosts, vectors, and parasites interact with each other and their environment. The hope is that by understanding how ecological factors impact the global distribution of parasitic and ...
Keeping your peas and carrots safe to eat
...ere has been an increase in reported human disease outbreaks
associated with fresh produce over the last couple decades. "When an outbreak occurs, most of the infected produce has already been consumed," said Scheuerell. "Usually recalls won't help. This is why prevention is key to keeping food safe," he said....
Computer model shows increased US threat from soybean rust
... the last 30 years, we predict that there would be outbreaks
in about three of every four years in the major soybean areas."...
Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat
...us. "The good thing to remember is the virus outbreaks
may not be the same next year," he said....
Labs-on-a-chip to detect milk contamination
...xin, the most poisonous substance known. "Although outbreaks
due to contaminated food are rare, the infection can have a profound impact on areas in which the outbreaks
occur," Beebe and his colleagues reported. "Due to its high specific toxicity, botulinum toxin is al...
Traditional fishing destroys corals - new research
... as a major threat to coral reefs, with population outbreaks
occurring on Australia's Great Barrier Reef for the last few decades. The research team highlight that marine areas protected from fishing should maintain high numbers of predators. However Great Barrier Reef experience of repeated waves of the starf...
Disease threatens cucumbers, pumpkins, and other vine crops
..., both in the United States and worldwide. "Recent outbreaks
of Phytophthora blight have threatened pumpkin and other cucurbit industries in Illinois, where approximately 90 percent of processing pumpkins produced in the U.S. are grown," said Babadoost. "Because of heavy crop losses, growers often have to aban...
Researchers discover cold virus can 'hit and hide'
... may be 'carriers', able to act as a source of new outbreaks
in children. If RSV is a 'hit and hide' virus, thi...emerge when the conditions are right and cause the outbreaks
that fill our children's wards each winter." RSV is very common infecting most children during thei...
New Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health established
... parahaemolytiicus, is believed to be the cause of outbreaks
of dysentery after people eat contaminated shellfish harvested from temperate coastal waters. Research projects will be conducted in each of the Institutions but will also take advantage of the MBL's genomics facility, which will enable COHH resear...
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