World / Science & Health Sep 19, 2018

Microplastics may enter food chain via mosquitoes: scientists

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment. Microplastics — tiny plastic shards broken down from man-made products such as synthetic clothing, ...

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Business Sep 2, 2016

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Thursday said it is developing a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects, and has secured funding from a U.S. government agency. Takeda, which is also working on vaccines for other mosquito-borne ...