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Floating spores kill malaria mosquito larvae

There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Medical research
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Tracking down pathogenic yeasts

If the human immunological system is weakened, yeast fungi that are normally harmless can be transformed into a lethal danger. This is why researchers at Fraunhofer are using next-generation sequencing to ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Essential oils to fight superbugs

Essential oils could be a cheap and effective alternative to antibiotics and potentially used to combat drug-resistant hospital superbugs, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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