Stopping malaria by stopping mosquito bites?

Stopping malaria by stopping mosquito bites?

Everyone knows that mosquitoes bite, but did you know that some species are a bit more selective? The mosquito Wyeomyia smithii can be found in the eastern United States, but only the ones that live south of North Carolina will bite in order to feast on blood. Mosquitoes of the same species that live in […]

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

It appears so! Worms (C. elegans) that are only 1 mm long could help in the treatment of kidney disease that is age related!!! A gene protein named Klotho, which kind of sounds like a Muppet name is the key genetic player that worms and humans have in common. Not that it is the “Fountain […]

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers Fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, and a rash could be flu symptoms. But the give-away could be the rash for a case of bacterial meningitis. Meningitis is a life threatening inflammation of the protective covering of the brain and spinal cord, and can be caused by several things. In this […]