Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows
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  August 2, 2017  
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 Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research showsMalaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows
 
Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University of Zurich with the help of a Roman who died 2,000 years ago.
 
 
 Mathematical modeling can guide design and distribution of genetically modified genesMathematical modeling can guide design and distribution of genetically modified genes
 
So, you've genetically engineered a malaria-resistant mosquito, now what? How many mosquitos would you need to replace the disease-carrying wild type? What is the most effective distribution pattern? How could you stop a premature release of the engineered mosquitos?
 
   Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medicationsHydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications
 
Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year.
 
   LSTM researchers receive £6.4 million to develop evidence-based solutions for vector controlLSTM researchers receive £6.4 million to develop evidence-based solutions for vector control
 
Researchers at LSTM have been awarded £6.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to strengthen the global capacity to control vector borne diseases.
 
   New study provides insight into impact of pediatric cancer across sub-Saharan AfricaNew study provides insight into impact of pediatric cancer across sub-Saharan Africa
 
Collated Childhood cancer statistics in sub-Saharan Africa have been published for the first time as a monograph in the peer reviewed journal ecancermedicalscience, allowing researchers and policymakers a critical new insight into the impact of pediatric cancer across this region.
 
 20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California
 
20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in CaliforniaAlphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Sciences unit has come up with a plan to release around 20 million bacteria-filled engineered mosquitoes in Fresno, California. These are male mosquitoes that have been reared by machines and the campaign begins this Friday.
 
 
 DKFZ scientists reveal how cancer cells suppress immune system to spread and multiply
 
DKFZ scientists reveal how cancer cells suppress immune system to spread and multiplyThe degenerated cells cause an inflammatory reaction and influence other blood cells with it so much, that the immune system is suppressed.
 
 
 New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated
 
New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overratedAntibiotics are a boon to mankind and as more and more microorganisms are developing a resistance to these drugs, researchers are delving deeper into the mechanisms of this resistance. It is a commonly held view that once begun, a course of antibiotics should be completed to prevent the emergence of resistance among the microbes.