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Monkeys main reservoir of human malaria in SE Asia


April 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has warned that monkeys infected with an emerging malaria strain are providing a reservoir for human disease in Southeast Asia.It confirmed ... Read more...

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Tribe fights rainforest destruction with blockade


July 8th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Members of the Penan tribe have mounted the blockade in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, to stop the destruction of the forests they depend on for their survival.Malaysian timber company ... Read more...

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Monkey malaria infects and kills humans also


September 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) A parasite suspected to infect monkeys is now the fifth most common cause of malaria in humans, a new study says. Malaria kills more than a million people ... Read more...

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Clues to gigantism provided by family in Borneo Mountains


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): An indigenous family living in a mountainous area of Malaysian Borneo has helped Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists to discover information about genetic mutations associated with acromegaly, ... Read more...

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Palm-oil plan may save the world’s last orangutans


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A team of conservationists in Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo, is planning to join forces with the palm oil industry to figure out how to protect the world's last ... Read more...

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Fatal monkey malaria highly prevalent in humans


January 16th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Raising the alarm that human lives are at a significant risk, scientists have found that a potentially fatal species of monkey malaria is being commonly misdiagnosed as a ... Read more...

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