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To protect yourself from malaria sleep with a chicken next to your bed

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016

BioMed Central

For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. 798 more words

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'Sniff and die' bug can reach brain and spinal cord in 24 hours - Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium


Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium causes the potentially fatal disease meliodosis

A terrifying “sniff and die” bug that kills 89,000 people around the world each year can travel from the nose to the brain and spinal cord in just 24 hours, scientists have learned. 393 more words

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A single strain of plague bacteria sparked multiple historical and modern pandemics

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016

Cell Press

IMAGE: This is a photo of a mass burial site in Ellwangen, Germany.

Credit: Courtesy of Rainer Weiss.

A single entry of the plague bacterium into Europe was responsible for the Black Plague of the mid-14th century. 984 more words

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Most Effective Urinary and Natural Bladder Infection Treatment

Most often urinary bladder infection comes suddenly without any warning and leaves you with long, painful and frustrating battle and endless round of prescribed antibiotics. The numbers (30: 1 female to male ratio) shows that compared to adult male, urinary bladder infection or urinary tract infection is more common among adult women. 317 more words

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Flu-like symptoms in pregnant woman could affect baby

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano) Whether this applies to the potential of vaccine derived flu like symptoms is not discussed in this research

Public Release: 1-Jun-2016… 533 more words

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More than 4.5 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have severe obesity

Public Release: 4-May-2016

Obesity rates are not declining in US youth


A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years. 151 more words

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New research from Yale and MIT describes bioreactor to support whole lung regeneration

Public Release: 3-May-2016

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

New Rochelle, NY, May 3, 2016–An innovative mechanical system that mimics the ventilation and blood flow in the chest cavity, housed in a specialized, sterile bioreactor, can support the growth of engineered whole lungs at human scale. 433 more words

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