Sylvia Tippmann

Sylvia Tippmann

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Step by step, India tackles its antibiotic problem - Science 151

A movement to address antibiotic resistant diseases in India is making steady headway in changing attitudes towards the problem, says a key player. Dr Abdul Ghafur was the coordinator of a major 2012 conference in Chennai, India on antimicrobial resistance – the ability of microbes such as bacteria and viruses...

Science 151

If it wasn’t for Ebola, there’d be no Science 151. It’s as simple as that. Ebola was already an established news story even before we began this site. In fact, part of the reason we wanted to look at the developing world was because of the trends that we, as...

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Some people smell better to mosquitoes - Science 151

Genetic differences between yellow fever mosquitoes controls their attraction to humans, new research shows. US researchers have found that yellow fever mosquitoes are attracted to a molecule in the blood that is responsible for blood’s smell, called sulcatone. “All mosquitoes use odour to find and distinguish hosts, both between species...

Science 151

8 months ago Sylvia Tippmann 0. Experiments with mice suggest a connection between their genetic make up and the chances of surviving the disease caused  ......

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Attracting pregnant malaria mosquitoes with natural chemicals - Science 151

Researchers have discovered a new way to hinder the spread of malaria in Africa. Scientists have found that pregnant malaria-spreading mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of a natural chemical called cedrol, which is found in Africa’s Lake Victoria. Female mosquitoes are vulnerable when they are on their way to...

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Pollution a bigger killer than malaria - Science 151

Toxic pollution is the biggest killer of children in low and middle-income countries, a report published by the Blacksmith Institute has found. According to the report, pollution kills more than 8.9 million people each year. Nearly all of these – 8.4 million deaths – are in low and middle-income countries....

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Insecticide resistant mosquito discovered in Mali - Science 151

Two malaria-spreading mosquito species have made a crossbreed baby that is resistant to one of the most commonly used mosquito poisons. These hybrid mosquitoes can survive being exposed to the synthetic insecticides deltamethrin and permethrin that are sprayed over bed nets in Mali in West Africa. One of the differences...

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Parasitic worms and their hidden dangers - Science 151

They stunt growth, they stop children attending school, and the World Health Organization estimates that two billion people are infected with them worldwide. ‘They’ are not one of the poster-boy diseases of the developing world. They are the soil-transmitted helminths, otherwise known as intestinal worms, which are spread by eggs...

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Easier HIV testing in Kenya but few seek treatment - Science 151

Only a handful of people who are newly diagnosed as HIV positive in Kenya seek out treatment for it. Researchers from Brown University tested everyone in the Bunyala area of Kenya and found that out of the 3400 people that had HIV, 1300 did not yet know they had it....