Brazil said Monday it will breed huge numbers of genetically modified mosquitoes to help stop the spread of dengue fever, an illness that has already struck nearly 500,000 people this year nationwide.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It's not bird flu or SARS, and nor does it appear to be contagious, but little more is known about a mysterious disease that has killed dozens of Cambodian children, some within 24 hours of being hospitalised.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 08, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
The Philippines has stepped up screening of airport arrivals to prevent the entry of a mysterious disease that has killed 60 children in Cambodia, the health secretary said Saturday. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever finds that an "unlucky" 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year. The ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Chikungunya fever is a viral disease that has re-emerged to cause epidemics in the Pacific region within the last decade. It is caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), which is transmitted ...
Immunology Jul 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An unidentified disease has killed 60 young children in Cambodia in three months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it raced to identify the cause.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Infections from certain parasites can compromise the immune system, leaving it less able to fight other diseases.
Immunology Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have significantly improved an existing experimental vaccine for Rift Valley fever virus, making possible the development of a more effective defense against the dangerous mosquito-borne ...
Medical research Jun 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Phys.org) -- A group of scientists in Singapore and the UK have isolated a human antibody capable of effectively neutralizing the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Dengue fever is currently incurable and infects ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture our genetic make-up or our environment may differ depending on where we live, according to new research.
Genetics Jun 12, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Professors at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado are developing a drug that can stop replication of West Nile, dengue and yellow fever viruses that continue to plague two-thirds ...
Medical research Jun 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The office of Michael Turelli, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, is lined with books written by the worlds preeminent evolutionary geneticists. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A 10-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, the World Health Organization said Monday, the country's third fatality from the virulent disease this year.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A team of UC Davis researchers has found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or developmental delay than were mothers of typically developing children, ...
Autism spectrum disorders May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists from across Europe investigated the allergic potential of pollens from the three main triggers of hay fever in Europe: Birch, grass and olive. As the Hialine study researchers have found, the allergenicity ...
Immunology May 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0