All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘malaria’

Mosquito Repellent 1000x Stronger Than DEET

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have developed a mosquito repellent that is 1000 times stronger than DEET, and works on many different types of insects. The new substance is tentatively called VUAA1, is far more effective than N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), and works on mosquitoes, ants, flies, moths and a slew of other bugs. According to project researcher Laurence Zwiebel, …

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Natalie Gulbis in 3-Way Tie at LGPA Tournament

“It seems like a very, very long time ago. I think about it all day long, every time I go to the course…It motivates me.” – Natalie Gulbis on not winning a tournament since 2007 The professional golf player with a penchant for also posing (and looking great) in a bikini, is currently in a three-way tie with Stacy Lewis …

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Malaria Rates Rise Drastically in U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released data revealing that 1,925 Americans were diagnosed with malaria in 2011. Five of those Americans died from malaria or complications arising from the disease. According to the CDC this number is the highest seen in the U.S. since the year 1971. That number is also a drastic 14% rise …

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Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos with Wildly Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light citronella candles and torches – but does anyone really think that works? Of course, you can spray yourself with deet …

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Mutant Mosquito May Be The Cure For Malaria

We brought you word yesterday that Florida residents were up in arms over a British company that intended to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Keys region. The reason being that these mosquitoes would not be carriers of the particularly nasty Dengue fever. Florida residents were still skeptical and didn’t want any new species released that could damage the ecosystem. …

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Central Park Once Known for Malaria Instead of Condos

In New York City, a place with a view of Central Park is one of the most sought-after and costly luxuries in that city’s real estate market. But this wasn’t always the case, as the area was known more for malaria than penthouse condos a hundred years ago. The cheapest condo in the upcoming ninety story apartment building One57 goes …

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Windows Phone App Helps Fight Malaria

A marketing catchphrase for the iPhone was, “There’s an app for that.” I’m pretty sure there was never an app that could detect malaria, plus one for Windows Phone 7. A team taking third place at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2011 produced Lifelens, an app that helps detect malaria much better than traditional means. Lifelens introduces an innovative point-of-care smartphone application …

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