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Human-scented traps fight malaria

Aug 11, 2016

Human-scented traps fight malaria

Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap that uses human odor to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically, researchers said Wednesday. A three-year study in Kenya found the special traps baited with synthetic smell helped to ...

Aug 11, 2016

Less toxic bone marrow transplants pass test in mice

Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, U.S. researchers said Wednesday after seeing initial success with experiments on mice. The method developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University mimics the approach used in ...

Aug 11, 2016

Study links global warming to rise in waterborne illnesses

Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows. About a dozen species of vibrio bacteria make people sick when they eat raw or undercooked seafood or else ...

Aug 11, 2016

U.S. set to allow more marijuana research

The U.S. government was to announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but has rejected requests to relax the classification of the substance as a dangerous drug with no medical use, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The ...