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The Trojan mosquito: an in-house parasite defends against malaria

Malaria is one of the most difficult-to-control infectious diseases in modern times. It is widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions with millions of global infections annually and a high death rate among school-going children. The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, and... click to read more

  • Enock Mukibetti Mararo | PhD student at The Roslin Institute, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
  • Lilian Mbaisi | PhD student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Edward Makhulu Edmond | Research assistant at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya
Views 1332
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 26, 2021
Vaping and oral health: Cloudy with a chance of disease

In 2003, Hon Lik, a Chinese researcher patented an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (also known as e-cigarettes), a battery-operated device that delivers a heated mixture of nicotine, glycerol (or propylene glycol), and flavor with each puff. 17 years later, these devices are available in over... click to read more

  • Sukirth M Ganesan | Assistant professor of periodontology at University of Iowa, The Ohio State University
  • Shareef M Dabdoub | Research Assistant Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
  • Purnima S Kumar | Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
Views 948
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 25, 2021
More than meets the eye: the histones revealed as enzymes

If you traveled back in time to approximately two billion years ago, you would see an Earth completely devoid of animals and plants. Yet, at microscopic levels, life is on the brink of one of the greatest and unique developments in history. Two single celled... click to read more

  • Oscar A. Campos | Postdoctoral scholar at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Siavash K. Kurdistani | Professor at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Views 1317
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 12, 2021
Understanding how COVID-19 Patients shed viral particles into their environment

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine were among the first U.S. hospitals to provide care for individuals infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. When the first news of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China began appearing in December of 2019, the nursing and research... click to read more

  • Joshua L. Santarpia | Associate Professor at Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Views 1778
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 4, 2021
Mosquito travel diaries: destinations, routes, stowaways, and … cost

Although grappling with a viral pandemic, half the world's population is at risk of illness or death from malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-borne diseases. Therefore, it's no surprise that controlling mosquitoes is a top global health priority. But there's a lot we don't know about... click to read more

  • Tovi Lehmann | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Ben J. Krajacich | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Roy Faiman | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
Views 1417
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 10, 2020