- Killer Viruses Could Be In Mosquito Genes
The genes that make up the immune system of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits deadly viral diseases to humans have been identified in new research out today in Science. The immune system of this mosquito is of great importance as scientists believ ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 12:33am
- Bats And Rabies: The Dynamics Of Infection
Bats are one of the zoological groups attracting most interest around the world in terms of studying the epidemiology of rabies. However, the dynamics of the viral infection in these organisms remains poorly understood. A team from the UB and the Institut ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2007 - 10:32am
- Omega-3 And Cancer
A just-published article in the American Journal of Epidemiology reports a very clear negative correlation between colorectal cancer and omega-3 consumption. It describes the results of a case-control study done in Scotland from 1999 to 2006. The investig ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Jul 2 2007 - 9:51pm
- Blood Clues About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) believe that blood may hold vital insights into what is happening in the brain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In a study unparalleled in its scope, a team led by UNSW Professor Andre ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2007 - 5:14am
- Is Instant Steam The Answer For Antibiotic Resistant 'Superbugs'?
A method for making instant steam, without the need for electricity, promises to be useful for tackling antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA and C. difficile, as well as removing chewing gum from pavements and powering environmentally friendly cars. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2007 - 8:31pm
- Mechanism In Malaria Parasite To Help It Adapt To Infected Individuals
Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the most severe forms of human malaria. Invasion of host red blood cells is an essential step of the complex life cycle of this parasite. During the process of invasion, P. falciparum, which appears in the stage of ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2007 - 10:51am
- Fish Feast Beats Malaria, Study Says
The emerging threat of pesticide resistance means that biological malaria control methods are once again in vogue. New research published in the online open access journal BMC Public Health shows how Nile tilapia, a fish more commonly served up to Kenyan d ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 6:56pm
- Climate Change Influences Cholera In Africa, Says Report
Cholera is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium, the bacillus Vibrio cholerae. In 2004 there were 101,383 cases- 95,000 in Africa- resulting in 2,345 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Increases in the frequency of torrential rain, ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 3:37pm
- How Accurate Is Epidemiology?
Because Gary Taubes is probably the country’s best health journalist, his article in today’s NY Times Magazine (”Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?”) about the perils of epidemiology especially interested me. It’s the best article on the subject I’v ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Sep 16 2007 - 11:20pm
- Zanzibar Malaria Success: Child Deaths Reduced 75%
Malaria kills about one million people every year and most are young children living in Africa. The parasite responsible is transmitted to people when they are bitten (usually at night) by an infected mosquito. The World Health Organization now recommends ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2007 - 10:37pm