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Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

... the most successful, although frequently despised insect groups in the world. The findings were made by ... an opportunity for the biology of this ancient insect to be revealed in a way that would otherwise have ... one of the world's most pervasive and successful insect groups, with about 2,300 known species, mostly in ...

Lights Out For Bed Bugs as "BEST YET" Cedar Oil Solution Solves International Bed Bug Dilemma

... a world leader in the formulation of biological insect control products. The BEST YET formulation was ... a world leader in the formulation of biological insect control products. The BEST YET formulation was ... Oil is nature's own pesticide. It is the oldest insect control method known to man. Its use dates as far ...

Malaria Vaccine Developer Sanaria Inc. and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Awarded Collaborative, Multi-Year, US $600,000 NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant

... Investigator on the grant and Director of the insect Transformation Facility at UMBI, "The partnership ... opportunity to exploit the capabilities of our insect Transformation Facility in pursuit of a goal of ... portfolio, among others. About UMBI and the insect Transformation Facility With research centers ...

Recent Advances Make Sunscreen More Effective and Easier to Use

... the need for caution in the use of combination insect repellent and sunscreen products as the warm ... protection, and last longer on the skin." insect Repellent and Sunscreen Combination Products Combination products containing both insect repellent and sunscreen have become increasingly ...

Inscent, Inc. Receives Federal Grant to Develop Honeybee Repellents

... Inc. is designing environmentally responsible insect control products that will eclipse the current ... an economically and agriculturally crucial insect species, for the development of a new array of insect control products based on behavior ...

Safe, 'Green' Insecticides Can Reduce Chemical Exposure in Homes and Gardens

... specific neural pathways in insects that regulate insect movement, behavior and metabolism. This results ... retailers, include Ant & Roach Killer, Flying insect Killer and Wasp & Hornet Killer. Consumers can ... will also launch a highly effective 6 oz personal insect repellent that provides 2-3 hours of protection ...

Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms

... for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites SATURDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay ... asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or stinging insect allergies, you may be a good candidate for ... asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and stinging insect allergies, it's not recommended for those with ...

Favrille to Report New Data on FavId (Now Specifid) at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

... Id-KLH active immunotherapy generated in insect cells (Specifid) to Id-KLH produced in a ... analysis concludes that Id-KLH produced via insect cells results in a more immunogenic response ... that its idiotype protein produced from insect cell lines may stimulate a more effective immune ...

Violent sex acts boost insect's immunity system

... of Integrative Biology in Zurich. It is not just insect immune memories, but also how they recognize ... analogues in vertebrates, said Schmid-Hempel. insect innate immunity was also discussed in the context ... was the traumatic insemination performed by some insect males, such as bedbugs, where the male injects ...

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake

... many of the rashes were caused by some kind of insect bite. "Dermatologic conditions have always ... have papular urticaria, basically a reaction to insect bites. Eight (19.5 percent) had bacterial ... get improved laundry and shower services, and use insect repellant. "Lay people need to make sure, if ...

Repellents between dusk and bedtime make insecticide-treated bednets more effective

... Using insect repellent in addition to insecticide treated ... under ITNs, but one group also used a plant-based insect repellent, and the second a placebo. The ... where local vectors bite indoors, late at night. insect repellents were also known to reduce bites, but ...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

... News) -- New French research suggests the main ingredient used in many insect repellants may affect the central nervous system, at least in mice. And ... and Brain Repair in Tampa. DEET is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents and is used worldwide by about 200 million people annually. ...

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Encourages Sun Smarts and Plenty of Water for Seniors This Summer

... use personal or ceiling fans to cool the room. Protect against insect bites. Bugs are attracted to bright colors, scented soaps, perfumes, uncovered food and stagnant bodies of water. insect repellents containing DEET are the most effective in keeping insects away. ...

Scientists use bed bugs' own chemistry against them

... determined that combining bed bugs' own chemical signals with a common insect control agent makes that treatment more effective at killing the bugs. ... are sprinkled in infested areas, however, are among the oldest forms of insect control and are still considered effective killers as long as the bugs ...

Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

... by the school. "You still need to watch what you eat, protect against insect bites and don't go out at night alone." The clinic offers these tips ... hands. Bring or buy clothing and items to help protect yourself from insect and animal bites. When going to new time zones or high altitude ...

Nurse Practitioner Creates Healing Herbal First-aid Spray

... proven to aid in the treatment of minor cuts, burns, scratches, rashes, insect bites, stings and sutures. New York, NY (PRWEB) ... proven to aid in the treatment of minor cuts, burns, scratches, rashes, insect bites, stings and sutures. Omyst™ is an all-natural medicinal ...

Stay Safe This Summer With Chemical-Free Sunscreen and DEET-Free Bug Repellent, Says Natural Solutions Magazine

... Balanced Living magazine has compiled a list of nontoxic sunscreens and insect repellents just in time for the dog days ahead. The August issue, on ... by the U.S. Army in 1946, is the active ingredient in most conventional insect repellents. Yet the EPA says exposure to DEET should be brief, alluding to ...

How to Stay Out of the ER This Summer

... shallow water can cause neck and spinal cord injuries. Don't scratch insect bites because doing so can break the skin and make you more vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant staph infections. If insect bites are itchy, apply a topical anti-itch cream. If you take blood ...

Remember West Nile Virus Safety This Fourth of July

... Department of Public Health. "Wearing protective clothing, using insect repellent and eliminating standing water are just a few prevention ... by the California Department of Public Health: -- DEET -- Apply insect repellant containing DEET, picaradin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according ...

PA's First West-Nile-Positive Mosquito of 2008 Season Discovered in Luzerne County

... State Officials Remind People to Use insect Repellant, Eliminate Standing Water HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13 ... peak times for mosquito activity, so if you're outside, remember to use insect repellant containing DEET and wear long sleeves and light-colored clothing ...

Keep Your Cool and Sanity This Summer!

... of mosquito bites. Ninety-two percent of U.S. women (3) want an insect repellent that's light and quick-drying. OFF!(R) FamilyCare Smooth & ... products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF! (R), ...

Animal behavior turned into robots and more at 4th international AMAM symposium

... who works on slug behavior and soft-bodied robots) developed an artificial insect in simulation. They invited Quinn to join the group in 1989 (when Beer joined the faculty) and together they developed their first robot based on insect movement. Quinn and Ritzmann subsequently began to collaborate, and ...

State Legislature Declares April 21 to 25, 2008 West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week

... Association of California (MVCAC). "Wearing protective clothing, using insect repellent and eliminating standing water in items like pet watering bowls ... -- When outdoors, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. -- Apply insect repellant containing DEET according to label instructions. -- Make sure ...

Governor Rendell Proposes County Grants to Combat West Nile Virus, Protect Public Health

... on people, animals or plants. Another larval control product is the insect juvenile hormone, methoprene, which prevents the mosquito larvae from ... become a mosquito breeding ground." McGinty also urged people to wear insect repellant containing DEET when outside in warm weather. Governor ...

TyraTech Achieves Insecticide Development and Financial Milestones With Partner Arysta LifeScience

... safety, as well as providing a new solution to the increasing problem of insect resistance to traditional insecticides. With our partner Arysta, we can ... of its first TyraTech Naturals insecticide product, a general-use crawling insect spray for sale to businesses -- particularly the hospitality industry -- ...

A Few Shots Away: Immunotherapy May Relieve Allergy Symptoms

... who suffer from allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or stinging insect allergies may be good candidates to receive immunotherapy, also known as ... for those with allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and stinging insect allergies. Immunotherapy for food allergies is not recommended. The best ...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

... Prof. Alexander Borst. Here, on a wraparound display, the researchers present diverse patterns, movements, and sensory stimuli to blow flies. The insect is held in place by a halter, so that electrodes can register the reactions of its brain cells. Thus the researchers observe and analyze what happens ...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

... pesticides, and even certain types of house plants can be harmful, even fatal (!), to pets. Be sure to keep citronella candles, oil products and insect coils out of pets' reach. 6. Consult with your veterinarian regarding flea & tick prevention options. Warmer temperatures and dry ...

As Fire Ants Continue to Proliferate, Hospital-Proven Burn Anesthetic Brings Instant Relief for Bites, Stings

... Auerbach, M.D., a professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. "It makes perfect sense ... that (it) should be effective for ... insect stings. I intend to carry a spray vial and use it the next time I am bitten or stung." Fire Ant Coolant manufacturer Coastal Solutions also ...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

... and paralysis, according to the CDC. Mosquitoes can also transmit encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. To protect against bites, wear insect repellent, especially at night. Repellents containing DEET are highly effective, but repellant used on children should contain no more than 10 ...

Carnegie Mellon algorithm charts evolution of genetic networks during fruit fly life cycle

... Tesla, incorporates machine learning techniques that now enable researchers to figure out how the rewiring of those networks takes place as the insect develops. "Many problems in biological, social and engineering systems require us to understand the interconnections between genes, people or ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... tips for travelers: Remain in well-screened areas whenever possible Wear clothes that cover most of the body Use an insect repellent containing 20%-30% DEET on skin. Spray Permethrin on clothes, bedding and mosquito nets For more information ...

New Product Detects Early Bed Bug Infestations

... most expert professionals in the field. At first, the person thinks the bite is a pimple, then a rash. By the time a skin reaction is recognized as insect bites, the infestation has grown to hundreds of bed bugs and eggs and is expensive to eliminate. Early detection is key. "Unfortunately, due to ...

'Fight the Bite' Poster Contest Honors 28 Students in 17 States

... prevention strategies at www.cdc.gov/westnile and www.cdc.gov/lyme . Available domestically since 1957, DEET is the world's most widely used insect repellents. The CDC and other authorities, as well as public-health and health-care professionals, have long recommended DEET. The American Academy ...

Target Corporation Makes Getting and Staying Healthy Easier

... can help test and treat: Minor illnesses including allergies, bladder infections, colds and earaches Minor injuries such as insect bites or minor burns Skin treatment including acne, athlete's foot and other skin infections The clinics also offer ...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

... to start taking steps to reduce your risk of infection," said Health Secretary Everette James. "It's never too early to start thinking about using insect repellants containing DEET and cover exposed skin to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes." While most people do not get sick when infected with ...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

... should always be cautious to do our best to not be bitten by ticks. Check for ticks when you come out of the woods or anywhere there are ticks. Wear insect repellant which contains DEET." Wearing light-colored clothing, removing any ticks as soon as they are found and keeping pets free of ticks can ...

Gov. Rendell Proposes Help for Counties Battling West Nile; Warns Future Amounts Could be Less

... sensitive materials to kill mosquito larvae. The naturally occurring bacteria Bti and Bsph attack the digestive system of mosquitoes. Methoprene, an insect juvenile hormone, is also used to prevent mosquito larvae from developing into adults. These materials, while proven effective in controlling ...

Women Seek Outdoor Solace This Summer

... the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) ...

Oust(R) Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer Effective Against H1N1

... , the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) ...
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