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Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso (Reuters) – Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. Their experiment is the first outside the lab to release genetically altered mosquitoes in the hope of reducing their ability to… Read More »

Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

The chairman of Purdue Pharma’s board told CNBC on Monday that the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy and tentative deal to resolve massive opioid lawsuits were the “only way” to get help to victims of the crisis as quickly as possible. “We’re turning [the company] into a public trust organization,” Steve Miller said in an interview with… Read More »

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection decimating Florida’s orange groves, growers thought they might have found a silver bullet. But public health advocates reacted with alarm, warning that the large-scale use of medically important drugs in agriculture could help fuel antibiotic… Read More »

Medical News Today: How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

Researchers turn to an ancient species of fish in a bid to find a better way of delivering therapeutic drugs into the brain to treat conditions and events ranging from cancer to stroke. Lampreys (pictured above) may help boost brain therapies.Image credit: T. Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lampreys are one of the oldest surviving… Read More »