News tagged with biological agent

Delivering a virus that gets rid of house flies

The house fly is often considered merely a nuisance. But these flies are capable of transmitting animal and human pathogens that can lead to foodborne diseases, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and ...

Apr 09, 2013
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Immediate identification

Soldiers in war zones, and law enforcement and first responders on the scene will soon have the ability to collect and immediately analyze trace amounts of potentially dangerous chemical, explosive or biological ...

Aug 09, 2012
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Tamarisk biocontrol efforts get evolutionary boost

UC Santa Barbara scientists trying to control the invasive tamarisk plant have been getting a boost from evolution, in the form of a rapidly evolving beetle that has been changing its life cycle to more efficiently ...

Jul 12, 2012
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Building molecular 'cages' to fight disease

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a computational approach to designing specialized proteins that assemble themselves ...

Jul 05, 2012
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