Articles tagged with ‘Disease’

Illustration showing the structure of the rhinovirus. Image: 123rf.com
2 July 2014
Malaysian researchers are investigating the epidemiology of severe viral respiratory infections in young children in hopes of developing rapid diagnostic tools to better control their transmission. Acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) is a major cause of death and disease around the world,...
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seafood dish
24 July 2012
Scientists in Malaysia have identified a gene coding for the production of a harmful toxin in the marine dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum. The toxin in question is responsible for ‘paralytic shellfish poisoning’ which causes toxicity and mortality for those eating contaminated shellfish.
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Tobacco flower © Dennis Tang
10 July 2012
A study led by Associate Prof. Kenji Nakahara at Hokkaido University in Japan has found a component in tobacco that makes crop immune systems more resistant to viral attacks.
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Aedes aegypti mosquito biting human
11 June 2012
A new test uses the chikungunya virus’s (CHIKV) own protein to screen whether people have contracted the virus or not. Control of the disease, which can lead to brain disease and liver failure, will aid in reducing economic and social strains put...
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Leptospira bacteria
18 May 2012
Researchers in Malaysia have been studying the prevalence and distribution of leptospirosis in the Rejang Basin area of Sarawak, in order to gain a better understanding of the disease. It is hoped the study will help inform members of the public and...
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