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US Asks Journals to Conceal Bird Flu Research Details

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two scientific journals are considering whether to publish details of controversial influenza research after a U.S. advisory committee asked them to withhold some information because of security concerns. The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, a U.S. government entity that monitors biological threats, on Tuesday asked the U.S.-based journal Science and the British journal Nature […]

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Foul Foot Odor Used to Catch Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Africa have found that the odor of dirty socks can lure mosquitoes into traps and help slow the spread of malaria. Dr. Fredros Okumu of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania says that in a recent experiment, the foul odor attracted four times as many mosquitoes into the traps than did humans sleeping […]

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