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Broomfield lab making rapid test for Ebola

While Ebola spreads rapidly through West Africa, it is a lab in Broomfield that's at the forefront of efforts to contain the disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Independent

Jonathan Scott: My life in travel

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Related Topix: West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Buckinghamshire County, England, Berkshire County, England, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Health, Medicine

Food Industry

DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes: Mouse data

"Given that circulating DDT and DDE levels in our mice fell within the range of DDT and DDE found in serum of contemporary people living in northern Europe and in malaria-infested regions, and of the pregnant mothers of US adults who are currently in their mid-fifties this is an important observation."


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Metabolic Syndrome

The Daily Beast


Two Americans with Ebola are en route to a special facility in Atlanta where doctors will use every treatment available to fight a disease they've never seen.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Medicine, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Health


Novartis AG Malaria Pill KAE609 Shows Promise As Best Drugs Fail

KAE609 is the first antimalarial drug candidate with a novel mechanism of action to achieve positive clinical proof-of-concept in over 20 years KAE609 was tested in adult patients with uncomplicated malaria and showed a median parasite clearance time of 12 hours, including in patients with resistant infections[1] For more than a decade, Novartis ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Novartis, Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand

Bad Astronomy Blog

Flashback Friday: Could the next all-natural insect repellent be made out of earwax?

Just in time for the dog days of summer, when mosquitoes swarm at their thickest, we bring you this classic from our archives.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Medicine, Health

Anti-malaria drug may be used to treat asthma, say researchers

The breakthrough for Dr Eugene Ho Wanxing from NUS came when he discovered that the drug, Artesunate, also possessed anti-inflammatory agents that are specific to asthmatic conditions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, Indonesia, Pharmacology

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Banking For The Poor: Will This Be Bill Gates's Greatest Philanthropic Achievement?

By the time he has donated the rest, he may well have the elimination of polio and drastic reduction of child malaria on his epitaph.


Related Topix: Bill Gates, Medicine, Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

The Telegraph

City wrests Ross malaria crown

Calcutta on Thursday won the bragging rights for Ronald Ross's discovery of 'mosquito as the malaria vector', thanks to an aspiring schoolteacher who had moved court after being denied one crucial mark in a recruitment exam.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Libraries

The Straits Times

Malaria drug may help ease asthma, Singapore researchers find

The team of nine from the National University of Singapore believe it could be used as an alternative to steroids, which can give rise to negative long-term side effects.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, Indonesia

World Magazine

Will drug-resistant malaria be the next global health threat?

Drug-resistant malaria infections are now widespread in Southeast Asia and pose a global health risk, according to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Scientists identify new malaria vaccine targets

The researchers from Kenya Medical Research Institute tested library of proteins from the Plasmodium falciparum parasite with antibodies produced by the immune systems of a group of infected children that measured the proteins the children's immune systems responded to.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Science Daily

Vocal variety in African penguins: Four basic vocalizations used for...

Adult African penguins communicate using four different vocalizations and juveniles and chicks use two begging calls to request food, according to a study published July 30, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Livio Favaro and colleagues from University of Turin, Italy.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Health, Medicine

Medical News Today

Worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant tracked

Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cell development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, according to a new study led by King's College London.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics

News Observer

Patient traveling from Africa prompts Ebola scare at CMC

When they realized one of their patients had recently traveled in Africa, doctors at Carolinas Medical Center's emergency department took precautions early Wednesday to prevent possible spread of an infectious disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014


[Research Articles] New antigens for a multicomponent blood-stage malaria vaccine

An effective blood-stage vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum remains a research priority, but the number of antigens that have been translated into multicomponent vaccines for testing in clinical trials remains limited.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

The parasite that causes malaria is growing increasingly resistant to the drugs commonly used to fight it, according to new surveillance reports.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

United Methodist Church

United Methodists celebrate Imagine No Malaria milestones

Gracie Douglas, a fourth-grader from Leipic United Methodist Church, raised $130 at school for Imagine No Malaria.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Methodist, Religion, Texas

The Daily Democrat

Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes

Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life, according to a study led by UC Davis.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, UC Davis, Metabolic Syndrome


Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could ...

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, Congo, Africa, Standardized Testing, Education