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Researchers devise birth control strategy to fight mosquito-borne disease

Researchers devise birth control strategy to fight mosquito-borne disease

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a protein in mosquitos that is critical to the process of producing viable eggs and can be exploited to control mosquito populations. Named Eggshell Organizing Factor 1 (EOF-1), the selective blocking of this protein …Continue reading

706,000 Pakistani children could fall prey to pneumonia by 2030, warns aid group

An analysis conducted by aid group Save the Children (STC) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has revealed that nearly 11 million children could fall prey to pneumonia by the year 2030, including 706,000 from Pakistan. Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection that …Continue reading

8 Different Types of Cancers Could Be Detected From a Simple Blood Test

A single blood test may be the future of early detection of a variety of cancers. Results of a preliminary trial show that tumours could be tracked from a simple blood draw. A study in this regard was published on Thursday in …Continue reading

Study Finds 1,317 Knocked-out Genes in DNA Sample From Pakistan

The team discovers a unique family whose 11 members were missing a protein that naturally produces cholesterol; this puts them at a lower risk of heart disease. Research published in the journal Nature has analyzed the DNA of 10,503 Pakistanis who were …Continue reading

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