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Biotech regulations need review, says NC State scientist

by Nash Dunn, NC State University

In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology, such as a current situation involving genetically engineered mosquitoes. 579 more words

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Zika Pesticide Threatens Bees

Every year, as human technology advances, and vaccines become more prominent a new disease reveals itself. There have been outbreaks of swine flu, and even cholera in recent years. 476 more words

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The War On Women

These females drive us crazy. They are constantly in our ear. They hover around us. They irritate us. Sometimes we have to slap them in order to cool them out. 948 more words

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North Carolina scientists mapping mosquito eggs to prepare for Zika

Each week, Anastasia Figurskey hides 15 plastic cups filled with water in bushes near spots around Wake County where people will walk by: Gas stations, front yards of home and recycling drop-off centers all fit the bill. 134 more words

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Zika virus: Brazil dismisses link between larvicide and microcephaly

One state has suspended use of pyriproxyfen in drinking water after claims the chemical, rather than the Zika virus, could be behind the rise of the birth defect. 808 more words

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ZikaAAAHHHHH!

No this is not as scary as you might be lead to believe. In the summer edition of NIH’s Medline Plus, a FREE health magazine that is published quarterly by the leading scientific research center in the US, Dr. 443 more words

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Seminar Sept. 22 in Austin will address Zika and mosquito management

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County is presenting an informational seminar on Zika from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 182 more words

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