The H5N1 influenza has proven extraordinarily deadly. More than 50 percent of the 500 cases that have been documented since the virus first emerged in 1997 have been fatal. Thus, H5N1 is viewed as a serious threat to world ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the spring of 1835, Charles Darwin was bitten in Argentina by a "great wingless black bug," he wrote in his diary.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
University of Arizona Regents' Professor John G. Hildebrand has been elected to the Council of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he is being honored for his lifetime accomplishments on how olfaction, ...
Neuroscience Feb 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The current issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents a new collection of articles on the use of genetically modified (GM) insects for controlling some of the most widespread infectious diseases. Articles from a ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A key feature of human and animal brains is that they are adaptive; they are able to change their structure and function based on input from the environment and on the potential associations, or consequences, ...
Neuroscience Jan 26, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Rob Denell thought he was done with cancer after his wife beat the disease. No more chemotherapy by his wife's side. No more long drives to hospitals. He was about to say goodbye to cancer.
Cancer Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev research group led by Prof. Ohad Birk has identified a gene whose defect specifically causes myopia or nearsightedness.
Genetics Sep 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Insecticide-treated bednets, whose use is being widely promoted in Africa to combat malaria, may paradoxically be linked to local resurgence of the disease, according to concerns raised by a study on Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Wolbachia are bacteria that infect many insects, including mosquitoes. However, Wolbachia do not naturally infect Anopheles mosquitoes, which are the type that spreads malaria to humans. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloom ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the last decade, vertebrate immunologists have debated the validity of two distinct models of how immune systems work. Now, a Cornell entomologist argues in the April 1 issue of Science that clues from i ...
Medical research Apr 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |