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UK site will produce billions of genetically modified mosquitoes

UK site will produce billions of genetically modified mosquitoes
September 23, 2017

A British company plans to build a centralized facility with the capacity to produce one billion genetically modified mosquito eggs every week.

Oxitec said the plant in Oxfordshire, England, will support what it characterized as an increasing global demand for its “Friendly” mosquitoes. The nonbiting male mosquitoes have been genetically modified to pass on a self-limiting gene to their offspring so that they do not survive to maturity, reducing wild populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread diseases like chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

September 22, 2017
Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a high prevalence of the…
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Children with asthma often prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

September 22, 2017
Health care providers in at least two European countries are often prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for children with asthma, according to researchers. Medical…
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LAIV ineffective for children during 2015-2016 season

September 22, 2017
Although vaccination against influenza lessened the chances of illness, the live-attenuated vaccine demonstrated inefficacy and the inactivated vaccine demonstrated

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…
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Original Article

Combined Surgery for Simultaneous Treatment of Congenital Ptosis and Coexisting Strabismus

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2017, Volume 54 Issue 5
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of single-stage surgery for treatment of patients with congenital ptosis and…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
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