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A natural, alternative insect repellent to DEET

Isolongifolenone, a natural compound found in the Tauroniro tree (Humiria balsamifera) of South America, has been found to effectively deter biting of mosquitoes and to repel ticks, both of which are known spreaders of diseases ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Environment
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Tick by tick

When University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers set out to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, they faced a daunting challenge.

dateAug 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists sniff out possible new tick species

In June 2012, Tony Goldberg returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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