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Pubic lice (called crabs in common parlance) are caused by very tiny insects called Phthirus pubis. These are parasitic insects that live in coarse human body hair such as hair around the groin.
New, more accurate test for paralytic shellfish poisons

New, more accurate test for paralytic shellfish poisons

PCBs affect growth and bone density in turtles, an 'indicator species'

PCBs affect growth and bone density in turtles, an 'indicator species'

NHS Choices launches new penis health gallery for men

NHS Choices launches new penis health gallery for men

FDA testing of imported seafood inadequate

FDA testing of imported seafood inadequate

University of Utah develops video game to help children with cancer

University of Utah develops video game to help children with cancer

UTMB scientists to look at possible impact of Gulf oil spill on seafood safety

UTMB scientists to look at possible impact of Gulf oil spill on seafood safety

Liquid crystal droplets could replace horseshoe crab blood in common endotoxin test

Liquid crystal droplets could replace horseshoe crab blood in common endotoxin test

Imaginary bugs flummox dermatologists

Imaginary bugs flummox dermatologists

NOAA and FDA add second chemical test for detecting dispersants in Gulf seafood

NOAA and FDA add second chemical test for detecting dispersants in Gulf seafood

New sensor uses frog peptides to detect contamination in drugs, medical devices

New sensor uses frog peptides to detect contamination in drugs, medical devices

Physicians diagnose rare parasitic infection in people who consumed raw crayfish

Physicians diagnose rare parasitic infection in people who consumed raw crayfish

New range of foods from marine animals and plants to help fight human diseases

New range of foods from marine animals and plants to help fight human diseases

Project to study the generation and movement of harmful algal blooms

Project to study the generation and movement of harmful algal blooms

New tool for easy assessment of pesticide effects on water bodies

New tool for easy assessment of pesticide effects on water bodies

Chitosan and polyester ‘combo’ creates mixed-fiber material for nerve repair

Chitosan and polyester ‘combo’ creates mixed-fiber material for nerve repair

Crab claws pack strengthening bromide-rich biomaterial

Crab claws pack strengthening bromide-rich biomaterial

Man dies from flesh-eating disease

Man dies from flesh-eating disease

First finding of a metabolite in 1 sex only

First finding of a metabolite in 1 sex only

Chitosan for space travel injuries

Chitosan for space travel injuries

Novel type of communication between nerve cells in the brain discovered

Novel type of communication between nerve cells in the brain discovered