Tag: "insect" at medical news
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...ection, and improved pesticides, insecticides, and insect
repellents. Addressing global challenges using nanotechnology The study team found that several developing countries have already launched nanotechnology initiatives. India's Department of Science and Technology will invest $20 million over the nex...
Exposure to carcinogenic crop toxin lowered by simple intervention
...g periods of time, where excessive heat, humidity, insect
and rodent damage can result in proliferation and spread of fungal spores. Chris Wild (University of Leeds, UK) and colleagues introduced a simple packaged intervention to improve storage of groundnuts among farmers in a rural area of Guinea, West A...
Adults and children use over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams in safe amounts
...nditions they treated with the creams were rashes, insect
bites and itchy skin. Researchers found that when ...s. In children, HC tended to be used primarily for insect
bites, rashes, eczema and itchy skin. Of the 2,000 households, one-third had a child younger than 18...
Three deadly parasite genomes sequenced
...ase and is spread through the infected feces of an insect
sometimes called the "kissing bug" for its habit o...roviding clues about how the parasite exploits its insect
and mammalian hosts. This, in turn, suggests ways to battle the parasite with drugs specific to each...
Multilateral initiative on malaria seeks international effort
...n parasite biology, entomologists who can focus on insect
control, and toxicologists who will understand the effect of drug compounds. You also need epidemiologists, biostatisticians and experts in bioethics, and you need the information technology and other resources that allow you to take the research di...
'Visible Proofs' exhibition on forensic medicine opens at NIH
...t today? What can stages of body decomposition and insect
infestation tell us about a cadaver? A new exhibition, opening at NIH's National Library of Medicine, traces the history of forensic medicine--the efforts of physicians, surgeons and other specialists to translate views of bodies and body parts into ...
There's more than meets the eye to catching a fly ball in the outfield
...ept another bird also in flight for its meal or an insect
tries to contact a member of the opposite sex for the purpose of mating. These are all forms of what vision scientists call visually guided behavior. Fielders must figure out the trajectory of the ball and combine that with information about their ow...
Chamomile tea and lotion causing internal bleeding in patient on anti-coagulant medication
...oriasis, eczema and acne as well as helping soothe insect
How cow warts, clergy sex surveys moved along cancer vaccine
...esponse. They did this by putting an HPV gene into insect
cells using a virus called baculovirus, which infects insects; the HPV gene then produces VLPs that mimic the shape of real HPV particles. The team made VLPs of the specific cancer-causing strains of HPV and showed that they protected against the dis...
The Lancet calls on research community to address neglected disease that causes heart failure
...cing Chagas' disease. Prevention of the disease by insect
control is hugely expensive. The disease has no initial symptoms. It becomes chronic in many but there is no way of telling in whom. The poor quality of the existing diagnostic test means that it cannot be diagnosed with confidence. There is no vacci...
Mayo Clinic study could lead to safer pesticides
...sign a molecule that would selectively inhibit the insect
enzyme. Therefore we could conceivably create a pe...idue located at the edge of the active site of the insect
acetylcholinesterase. Acetylcholinesterase enzymes have a deep and narrow active site. A cysteine ...
Honeydew honeys are better antioxidants than nectar honeys
...er the plants have been visited by a plant-sucking insect
and this generates honeydew honeys. Honey is a natural source of antioxidants, and among honeys, honeydew honey is the best, says researcher Rosa Ana Prez, who works at the Instituto Madrileo de Investigacin y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentari...
What do we know about asthma in Africa?
...74565 email@example.com Buruli ulcer prevention by insect
saliva Saliva from aquatic insects in areas whe...ulcerans lesion development by exposure to aquatic insect
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Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say
... the new finding immediately stirs up the field of insect
immunology. Existing publications about the fruit fly's immune system explicitly state that it has no memory, and no ability to make specific long-term changes prompted by its exposure to pathogens. Because immune memory was defined as nonexistent, n...
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
... as effective as DEET, one of the most widely used insect
repellants, according to researchers with the USDAs Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The chemicals, particularly one called callicarpenal, showed significant bite-deterring activity against Aedes aegypti, the yellow-fever mosquito, and Anopheles ...
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
An experimental flu vaccine made in insect
cells not in eggs, where flu vaccines currently a...ainst human papilloma virus is made using the same insect
cell line used in the JAMA study. In the study conducted by Treanor, together with colleagues at C...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
An influenza vaccine produced with the use of insect
cells appeared safe and produced an immunogenic re... vaccine consisting of recombinant HA expressed in insect
cells by a recombinant baculovirus (rHA0). The clinical trial was conducted at three U.S. academic m...