Science Nation - Nosing Out Mosquitoes

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Vanderbilt University researchers say they're working to unleash an insect repellent on mosquitoes that's more powerful than DEET. The discovery could one day be effective in reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. It's based on a mosquito's sense of smell. With early support from the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt University biologist Laurence Zwiebel researched which mosquito genes are linked to odor reception. Since then, he's discovered a separate odor...

By Carter

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The division of STI/HIV Prevention and Control collaborated with the Public Health Agency of Canada on a research study aimed at exploring issues in the life of street youth that contribute to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including AIDS. Once the study was over, the research team engaged the youth to develop video clips that help tell the youth’s stories around sexual risk while living on the street and some of the research findings. The script and artwork were...

Making a Difference

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Like Sign In or Sign Up now! making a difference1.mp4 From: thebccdc | July 12, 2010 | 6 views Loading...Active since 2004, the Vietnam HIV/AIDS/STI Community Clinics Network (HCCN) Project has been a leader in public health development innovation in Vietnam by introducing a etiologic approach to the management of sexually transmitted infections and developing a network of clinics in three Mekong provinces and Hi Chi Minh City. The project has made an impact targeting vulnerable...