News tagged with human pathogen

Why sex with a partner is better (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- OK, it takes two for human reproduction, and now it seems that plants and animals that can rely on either a partner or go alone by self-fertilization give their offspring a better chance for ...

dateOct 21, 2009 in Evolution
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Reclaimed Riddle

(PhysOrg.com) -- It was the "yuck factor" of reclaimed water that got Karyna Rosario thinking. As communities increasingly turn to reclaimed water as a source for irrigation - and some communities consider ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Rutgers-Camden developing enzyme function database

Since the advent of the Human Genome Project an explosion of data has sent the science world scrambling. There is a growing demand to fine-tune genomic codes, which list the "ingredients for life," but do not adequately explain ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Gene map aims to combat blood flukes

The first microsatellite-based genetic linkage map has been published for Schistosoma mansoni, a blood fluke that is known to infect over 90 million people in Africa, the Middle East and the New World. Researchers writin ...

dateJun 30, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Old stain in a new combination

New combinations of agents based on the oldest synthetic malaria drug, the methylene blue stain, can curb the spread of malaria parasites and make a significant contribution to the long-term eradication called for by the ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Women have a more powerful immune system than men

When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand. The latest study by Dr. Maya Saleh, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, shows that women have a more ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Health
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