Researchers map primate networks to predict pandemics
Fighting disease from within the mosquito: New techniques to help halt the spread of disease
(Phys.org) —Scientists have revealed a new technique to introduce disease-blocking bacteria into mosquitoes, with promising results that may halt the spread of diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and ...
Researchers identify virus that causes horse hepatitis
Novel drug delivery system releases drugs in response to compression by the patient's hand
A MANA research group has succeeded in developing a gel material which is capable of releasing drugs in response to pressure applied by the patient.
Female mosquitoes become savvy about other-species suitors, study finds
(Phys.org)—Talk about meeting Mr. Wrong. Female yellow fever mosquitoes sometimes contend with the courtship and mating efforts of males from another, competing species—the Asian tiger mosquito.
Scientists use CLS to identify key protein in stopping viruses
(Phys.org)—Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, researchers have determined the structure of a key protein that stops viruses from spreading, an important step towards developing new ways ...
Arming US troops with insect-protective gear
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) have joined forces to create effective barriers and gear that help shield deployed soldiers from disease-causing insects.
Salmonella spreads by targeting cells in our gut, study shows
Scientists have gained fresh insights into how the salmonella bug makes us ill.
Birds may spread, not halt, fever-bearing ticks
Turkey raises and releases thousands of non-native guineafowl to eat ticks that carry the deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Yet research suggests guineafowl eat few ticks, but carry the parasites ...
Researchers discover why typhoid fever pathogen targets only humans
(Phys.org)—Salmonella typhi is a particularly nasty bacterium that targets only humans and causes typhoid fever, which kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. In a new study appearing in the Nov. ...
Study finds how bacteria inactivate immune defenses
A new study by researchers at Imperial College London has identified a way in which Salmonella bacteria, which cause gastroenteritis and typhoid fever, counteract the defence mechanisms of human cells.
Turmeric spices up virus study: New research shows curcumin stops virus cells
(Phys.org) -- The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses, Mason researchers recently discovered.
Enzyme characterization brings biochemists closer to mosquito drug targets
(Phys.org) -- Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University of Wisconsin Madison have identified key structural components of an enzyme that plays many roles in insects, including ...
Simple new method of extracting viral RNA from blood samples allows quick, on-the-spot identification of dengue fever
Dengue fever is a disease passed to humans by mosquitoes. Millions of people every year are infected worldwide, and around 4,0005,000 of these cases will suffer severe complications or death. Dengue ...