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  • Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore 16 Oct 2019 20:45 News-Medical.net Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published in the Journal of Medical …
  • Florida's risk of mosquito-borne illness rises with recent rains, says health officials 16 Oct 2019 17:46 Daytona Beach News Journal While Palm Beach County has seen few cases in 2019, wet weather has made it ’a breeding ground’ for the insects, health officials say. Health officials in Palm Beach County are urging residents to take precautions against mosquito-borne diseases, with …
  • Selangor records 58,000 dengue cases, 49 deaths so far this year 16 Oct 2019 16:33 New Straits Times SHAH ALAM: More than half the dengue cases in Malaysia occurred in Selangor with almost 58,000 cases recorded as of Oct 12. State Health, Welfare, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said there were also 49 deaths in the …
  • The Medicine Cabinet Of The Future: If You Can Imagine A Drug, This Company Can Make It 16 Oct 2019 12:41 Forbes Codexis CEO John Nicols has made his company a protein engineering powerhouse, and in doing so has become an important resource for the biopharma industry. If you can imagine a drug, chances are his company can help make it. SynBioBetaI have previously …
  • A year out, Ireland’s Olympic golfers all but confirmed 16 Oct 2019 11:16 Irish Times A simple question. Is golf’s qualifying system for the Olympic Games spread over too long a length of time? The only reason why I pose such a question is because, almost a full year out from the 2020 Tokyo Games, we can envisage that the four Irish players …
  • Malaysian man infected with Zika virus 2 years after last reported case 16 Oct 2019 08:15 INQUIRER.net Taking precautions: A bunting warning on Zika disease is seen at Hospital Sungai Buloh. The Health Ministry has confirmed that a man in Perak has been infected with the disease. PUTRAJAYA — A man in Perak, Malaysia has been infected with Zika, a viral …
  • NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database 16 Oct 2019 06:22 News-Medical.net A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genomics Database (EuPathDB.org), a collection of resources for analyzing large- …
  • Physicians, Scientists Enraged As Rev. Al Sharpton Is Set To Host Anti-Vaccine Forum In Harlem 16 Oct 2019 03:38 Gothamist The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network are set to host a “vaccine forum” next Saturday in Harlem featuring prominent anti-vaccination activists, to the collective chagrin of scientists and pediatricians, just a month after the city declared …
  • Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises 16 Oct 2019 03:00 Imperial College London News The world’s most advanced institute for disease and emergency analytics is opening in London this week. J-IDEA, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics, headquartered at Imperial College London, will rapidly respond to …
  • NIAID head to speak on infectious diseases 16 Oct 2019 02:21 Bitterroot Star Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allegy and Infectious Diseases, will give a talk at the Hamilton PAC on Friday, October 25.Topic: Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: From AIDS to Zika  Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., whose career …
  • New computer model predicts where Ebola might strike next 15 Oct 2019 22:57 The Verge Predicting where Ebola might strike next could become easier, thanks to a new computer model. The model tracks how changes in the environment and in human societies could affect the deadly virus’s spread. It predicts that Ebola outbreaks could become as …
  • Cultivate common ground regarding faith in public life 15 Oct 2019 22:17 Religionnews (RNS) — “We make our own history,” Eleanor Roosevelt said. “The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people. It is not so much the powerful leaders that …
  • Researchers Find Effective Insecticide Made by Nazis and Forgotten After WWII 15 Oct 2019 20:02 RIA Novosti World 21:10 15.10.2019Get short URL When you hear that every cloud has a silver lining, Nazis are the last thing that comes to mind, but it turns out that it may be true – they developed an effective substance that quickly deals with insect-borne diseases. …
  • Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care 15 Oct 2019 14:57 News-Medical.net The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to their patients and their profession. The honorees will be recognized during AAO 2019, the 123rd Annual Meeting …
  • Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection 15 Oct 2019 12:31 PhysOrg Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. The labs of Rice chemists Christy Landes and Stephan Link demonstrated how to optimize a method that can sense small concentrations of …
  • Ministry confirms 30-year-old man in Perak has Zika 15 Oct 2019 09:20 New Straits Times PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry today confirmed that a 30-year-old man from Perak has been infected with the Zika virus. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today that he was the first victim to be infected by the virus this …
  • It’s been an especially bad summer for mosquitoes. These fish can help 15 Oct 2019 06:54 Los Angeles Times Outfitted in chest-high camouflage waders and tall rubber boots, Ryan Amick stepped cautiously into a murky artificial pond in South Los Angeles. Ducks preened themselves on a small island and half a dozen turtles slid gently through the green water. Amick …
  • Take an eerie look back at Savannah’s deadly 1820 yellow fever epidemic at Davenport House 15 Oct 2019 02:00 WSAV SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — For anyone seeking a spooky Savannah experience on a cool October night, the Davenport House Museum invites them to witness an eerie glimpse into the past. The museum’s month-long performance program is called “Living History: Yellow …
  • Qld’s top 10 seafood restaurants 14 Oct 2019 22:48 Tweed Daily News FROM spanner crab plucked fresh from the waters off Fraser Island to king fish caught off the shores of Mooloolaba, seafood is one of our favourite restaurant fares. But what are Queensland's best seafood restaurants? As our team of reviewers travelled …
  • Living with Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes 14 Oct 2019 19:18 Science & Technology Vector-borne diseases, those carried by organisms that can transmit them between humans or from animals to humans, account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases. The most commonly known vector, the mosquito, carries some of the deadliest …