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Fruit fly phlebotomy holds neuroscience promise

... researchers managed to scrape an incision along the body of a fruit fly larva causing it to leak hemolymph -- insect blood -- onto the underlying ... a large enough sample for analysis. In the new method, only a single larva is used, and only one biological fluid -- the hemolymph -- is extracted. ...

Researchers gain ground in efforts to fight parasite infection

... effects. "We essentially coaxed them to mature before a food source the host is available," Dr. Mangelsdorf said. Many infectious nematode larva live in the soil, often in areas where proper sanitation is lacking. According to the World Health Organization, parasitic nematodes infect about 2 ...

Scientists identify new leads for treating parasitic worm disease

... reductase (TGR). Furthermore, in tests of laboratory mice infected with Schistosoma, this compound killed the parasite in all of its stages, from larva to adult. The results exceeded all benchmarks set by the World Health Organization for potential new compounds to treat schistosomiasis. Importantly, ...

Strategies by the State Government to eradicate Chikungunya

... Temephos liquid. Stating that artificial water containers at home were a potential mosquito-breeding source, the Director said, "Attacking the larva and interrupting its lifecycle is the best way to handle the problem. Extensive fogging was being taken up in all districts and an additional 245 ...

Feedback Loop Governing Ovarian Development Unraveled

... regenerative powers and others will differentiate into eggs. Signals, sensors, feedback A fruit fly takes ten days to go from embryo to larva to pupa to flying insect. The researchers looked at a larval development phase during which the ovary grows remarkably fast. In three days the number ...

Teens High on Mothballs

... "because she thought her symptoms were not related to her habit." The chemical paradichlorobenzene found in mothballs, used to prevent moth larva from getting into clothing, is also found in air fresheners and insect repellents causing liver and kidney failure, and also severe anemia. This ...

Chikungunya Death Toll Raises to 12 in Madhya Pradesh

... 82 in the past one fortnight but now it is decreasing as the health department and district authorities are working round the clock to destroy the larva of this mosquito,' he added. On the deaths in Betul, he said: 'It is yet to be confirmed whether they were due to Chikungunya - symptoms of ...

Foetuses Cant Feel Pain Says A Leading Psychologist

... drugs would be fined $100,000 (£57,700) and lose their medical licence. Comparing the pain response of an unborn baby to that of a fruit fly larva that reacts to a flame by bending and rolling away, Dr Derbyshire described it as merely an automatic biological mechanism designed to avoid harmful ...

Time For Lice To Go

... to avoid acquiring one. A liquid paraffin preparation, similar to that used to prevent bird eggs from hatching, also could possibly suffocate the larva by severely decreasing the flow of oxygen to it, suggested the researchers. The study authors think that other potential for new treatments ...
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