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  • Eastern equine encephalitis virus poses emergent threat, say NIH officials 21 Nov 2019 09:28 National Institutes of Health Media Advisory Wednesday, November 20, 2019 What Although eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne illness, has existed for centuries, 2019 has been a particularly deadly year for the disease in the United States. As of November 12, 36 confirmed …
  • USAID Presents Laboratory Documents to MoH - Liberian Daily Observer 21 Nov 2019 03:42 Liberian Times United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 presented a major laboratory policy documents to authorities at the Ministry of Health (MoH), aimed at enhancing the fight against outbreak of infectious diseases. …
  • Alarm over babies with small heads in Coast 20 Nov 2019 21:28 Standard Digital News Source: Reiter and Walsh, PC. Medical researchers have raised serious concerns over the high number of babies born with microcephaly (abnormally small heads) at the Coast. Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) say almost two per cent …
  • Dengue cases in the Americas have reached an all-time high 20 Nov 2019 12:45 ScienceNews.org The Americas set a gloomy record in 2019: the most dengue cases ever reported. More than 2.7 million cases of the mosquito-borne disease have struck the region, largely in Brazil, the Pan American Health Organization reported on November 13. Dengue is one …
  • Google Awards 25 Research Projects in Latin America 20 Nov 2019 06:18 Latin American Herald Tribune BOGOTA – A total of 25 projects in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru, including research into health issues such as skin cancer, fighting serious disease and the detection of pulmonary nodules, have been selected to receive the Google Latin …
  • Winter, dengue and STDs 20 Nov 2019 00:24 Daily Star Mosqui-tos have become our closest companions, staying by us every hour of the day, waking us up with their love bites and lulling us to sleep with the ever-familiar hum of their buzzing wings. And now that the dengue season is past us and our pesky …
  • Rutgers Conference Will Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Leading Math and Computer Science Center 20 Nov 2019 00:05 Newswise Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will celebrate its 30th anniversary at a conference on Nov. 21 and 22. At the time of its …
  • Eleventh case of mosquito-borne illness confirmed in Miami-Dade 20 Nov 2019 00:03 WPLG MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A Miami-Dade County resident has become the eleventh person to locally acquire dengue fever this year, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County confirmed Tuesday. The Department of Health said the county is now under …
  • To stop diseases like West Nile, WSU scientists are feeding blood to mosquitoes 19 Nov 2019 23:27 Crosscut In their study, Goodman and seven colleagues from three other universities show that feeding mosquitoes insulin at the time of infection boosts their immunity enough to reduce the overall amount of virus in their bodies. This is true for both the Culex …
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) CEO Joseph Kim presents at Stifel 2019 Healthcare Brokers Conference (Transcript) 19 Nov 2019 19:46 Seeking Alpha Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) Stifel 2019 Healthcare Brokers Conference November 19, 2019 10:20 AM ET Corporate Participants Joseph Kim - Chief Executive Officer Peter Kies - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Steven Willey - …
  • Sick Of Traveling? Or Just Sick Because Of Traveling? New Study Shows Many Of Us Have Poor Travel Cleanliness Habits 19 Nov 2019 12:13 Forbes Most travelers either remain blissfully unaware of facts, or just try not to think about it, but a new study released today shows what we’ve kinda, sorta always known: public transportation – from subway cars and buses all the way up to commercial …
  • Angola and Brazil agree on health staff training 19 Nov 2019 11:59 AngolaPress The official was speaking at the signing ceremony of the technical cooperation projects, between Angola and Brazil, in prevention and control of cancer and full care for people with sickle-cell anaemia. According to the official, the country has big …
  • Nanotechnology for disease diagnosis and treatment earns... 19 Nov 2019 05:40 SF Gate Nanotechnology for disease diagnosis and treatment earns Florida Poly professor international award Florida Poly assistant professor Dr. Ajeet Kaushik has received the 2019 USERN Prize in biological sciences, an international award recognizing his work in …
  • WuXi Biologics Congratulates Tychan on the World's First Yellow Fever Antibody Tested Safe and Efficacious in Human Volunteers 19 Nov 2019 05:01 GuruFocus.com SHANGHAI, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi Biologics ("WuXi Bio") (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, today …
  • Michigan Farmer Becomes Sixth Person in the State to Die After Contracting Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus 19 Nov 2019 00:37 Yahoo! Voices A Michigan farmer has died after contracting the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the farmer died following complications with the virus on Saturday, local outlet WOOD-TV …
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Gifts For Glamping 18 Nov 2019 23:46 Forbes It looks like it’s going to be a long winter —much of the U.S. has already experienced a deep freeze. But summer will be back – honest. Help your favorite people prepare for fun in the great outdoors with these gifts for glampers. Help your favorite people …
  • Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports 18 Nov 2019 22:29 News-Medical.net A new technique that sterilizes male mosquito through radiation shows promise in fighting mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Soon, health experts plan to test the technique as part of global health efforts to control these …
  • Sailing with Siblings 18 Nov 2019 20:07 Lookout Newspaper Siblings PO2 Thomas Hertel and Capt Monica Phillips on HMCS Ottawa’s quarterdeck. Photo by Capt Jen Jackson, HMCS Ottawa PAO Capt Jenn Jackson, HMCS Ottawa PAO ~ When Captain Monica Phillips received her posting to HMCS Ottawa she knew it was coming with …
  • Researchers: Ingredient for new mosquitocidal agent produced by cultivated edible mushroom 18 Nov 2019 14:03 Phys.org Mushrooms have many enemies that they repel with toxins. This is also true for the mushroom Agrocybe aegerita, which is cultivated in Southern Europe, Asia and the U.S., amongst others, and is prized as an excellent edible. But there is more to this …
  • Insulin: Mosquitoes' Immunity to West Nile 18 Nov 2019 13:06 Fars News Agency Insulin: Mosquitoes' Immunity to West Nile TEHRAN (FNA)- A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses.