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15 Aug 2007

'Gene screen' speeds up Leishmaniasis detection

Researchers have developed a simple and cheap method to screen large numbers of sand flies to determine their species and what type of Leishmania parasite — the microorganism that causes leishmaniasis — they might be carrying.
Source: scidev.net
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14 Aug 2007

Kenyan fish joins fight against malaria

A native Kenyan fish could be used to help fight the spread of malaria, according to researchers.
Source: scidev.net
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16 Jul 2007

Field 'schools' help farmers become sustainable

Empowering farmers to reduce mosquito populations and to use less pesticide will reduce malaria and other vector-borne diseases, according to a research paper published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) this month (July).
Source: scidev.net
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11 Jul 2007

Lake Victorious: weevils defeat water hyacinths

Scientists have announced the success of a biological, pesticide-free method in eradicating the highly invasive water hyacinth from Africa's waterways.
Source: scidev.net
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