Nuevos problemas en bebés nacidos con síndrome de zika

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños nacidos con anomalías causadas por el virus zika adquirido durante el embarazo de sus madres pueden desarrollar problemas insospechados de salud a medida que...

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Brazil and US scientists discover molecule that has destroyed millions of citrus groves

Source: MercosurResearchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed...

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Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show

Source: Science MagazineIn perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the...

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US government approves 'killer' mosquitoes to fight disease

Source: NatureThe lab-grown mosquitoes developed by MosquitoMate seek to eliminate the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus, shown here).The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Source: NatureGenome sequences from nearly 2,000-year-old cobs of maize (corn) found in a Utah cave paint a portrait of the crop at the dawn of its adaptation to the highlands of the US southwest....

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Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed

Source: Science MagazineThe construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards’ heads have grown larger—an adaptation...

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US defence agencies grapple with gene drives

Source: NatureThe JASONs, a group of elite scientists that advises the US government on national security, has weighed in on issues ranging from cyber security ​to renewing America’s nuclear arsenal....

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WHO warns about the spread of gonorrhea, and failure of antibiotics

Source: MercopressOral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization says. It is warning that if you contract gonorrhea, it is...

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