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Children who use asthma tracking app have better disease control and fewer hospital visits

May 20, 2019

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing…
New biological detection system can provide faster, less expensive results for veterinarians

February 28, 2019

Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn…
New tool to track human infectious diseases in Australia

February 21, 2019

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have developed a new tool to understand how human infectious diseases…
Sophisticated blood analysis provides new clues about Ebola, treatment avenues

February 12, 2019

A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is providing clues about the progression…
Mozzies get their wings clipped in spreading Zika virus

February 6, 2019

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the University of California San Diego have engineered mosquitoes to…
Using biomimicry to detect outbreaks faster

April 9, 2018

Our immune systems are made up of billions of white blood cells searching for signs of infections and…
One plant at a time with drone imagers

July 27, 2017

Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks…
NASA Citizen Science App Tackles Mosquito-Borne Disease

June 29, 2017

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are more than just a summertime nuisance. They spread diseases that…
Lighting up disease-carrying mosquitoes

March 22, 2016

Sandia’s QUASR enables speedy, accurate detection of West Nile and other viruses Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading…
Bat super immunity to lethal disease could help protect people

February 24, 2016

For the first time researchers have uncovered a unique ability in bats which allows them to carry but…
Study shows how community ecology can advance the fight against infectious diseases

September 8, 2015

Despite continued medical advances, infectious diseases kill over 10 million people worldwide each year. The ecological complexity of…
Chronic illness causes less harm when carnivores cooperate

May 19, 2015

Gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park have given researchers the first scientific evidence from wild mammals that living…
Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites

April 28, 2015

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight…
Cloth masks – dangerous to your health?

April 23, 2015

The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness…
Interdependence between human health and the environment explained

March 10, 2015

A UCSB community ecologist demonstrates important links between human health and the environment in the African savanna. The…
UNL study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease

February 26, 2015

A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a…
Controlling contagion by restricting mobility

July 31, 2013

In an epidemic or a bioterrorist attack, the response of government officials could range from a drastic restriction…
Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

April 23, 2013

Scavengers might not play as key a role in spreading anthrax through wildlife populations as previously assumed, according…
Cough and sneeze into elbows, not hands

April 4, 2013

Health authorities should withdraw advertisements urging people to cover their coughs and sneezes with their hands and instead…
New study to find improved strategies to contain food-borne pathogen

January 28, 2013

A team of researchers led by veterinary medicine faculty at Iowa State University has received a $2.5 million…
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