The Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently released position statements that offer recommendations on how to avoid insect resistance to pesticides and to genetically modified crops in an effort to extend the useful lifetime of these tools.
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under 5 years of age. There is no vaccine. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are testing a malaria vaccine that has shown success in early tests.
Pee can be transformed into electricity with the help of bacterial metabolism, thanks to a device created by researchers at the University of the West of England, where Spanish researchers are working. A test cubicle was installed at Glastonbury festival, but the final aim is to improve sanitation facilities in Developing World countries or in areas where there is limited electricity generation, such as refugee camps.
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the development of a Zika vaccine candidate with Sanofi Pasteur.
Computer scientists have developed a tweak for computer operating systems that could make large data centers 25 percent more efficient by sharing their processing power.
The Georgia State University Research Foundation has entered into a licensing and sponsored research agreement with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc., a Georgia-based pharmaceutical company developing the next generation of antivirals, to develop and commercialize respiratory syncytial virus replication inhibitors.
As the HIV infection rate in young African women continues to rise despite ongoing educational efforts, the prevention field is working to better understand the lifestyles and user preferences of this high risk group. Following on the launch of a human centered design study in South Africa called Project EMOTION, CONRAD today announced enrollment of the first participant in The Quatro Study.
The AGA Research Foundation and Pfizer Inc. are teaming up to offer three research grants to support innovative research projects related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Several EU member states have failed to introduce taxes on air traffic. Now, researchers from the EU-funded FairTax project, coordinated by Umeå University in Sweden, suggest that the EU should introduce an EU tax on flight tickets, to contribute to a more sustainable development in the EU.
The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL), a US-Liberia joint Clinical Research Partnership, today announced the opening of PREVAIL IV, a treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen. The trial is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Liberia and Gilead Sciences.