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  1. Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu

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    | Contributor(s):: Fredros Okumu

    What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living -- with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research, as he details some of the unconventional methods his team at the...

  2. The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

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    | Contributor(s):: Michel Dugon

    Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation...

  3. Review of Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan L. Friedmann

    Review of Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise, by David Rothenberg. This book proposes that the human sense of rhythm derived in part from insect sounds.

  4. Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and efficacy of ivermectin following oral administration in dogs against experimental infection of Ctenocephalides felis felis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus

    | Contributor(s):: Magalhaes, V. S., Cid, Y. P., Ferreira, T. P., Medeiros, D. M. V., Batista, L. C. de S. O., Correia, T. R., Albert, A. L. M., Scott, F. B.

    With the increasing number of pets in home the human-animal relationship is increasingly close and care about control disease growing. Ivermectin (IVM) is frequently used because its proven safety. IVM is recommended for the treatment of demodectic scabies and prevention of heartworm in dogs, but...

  5. Test-retest reliability of the Welfare Quality animal welfare assessment protocol for growing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Czycholl, I., Kniese, C., Buttner, K., Beilage, E. G., Schrader, L., Krieter, J.

    The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and test-retest reliability of the Welfare Quality Animal Welfare Assessment Protocol for Growing Pigs. Twenty-three German pig farms were visited repeatedly by the same trained observers; each farm being visited six times during two fattening...

  6. "It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Kate Marx

    There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...

  7. Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

  8. Fleeing from fleas on your cat, dog, or you

    | Contributor(s):: Robert G. Holmberg

    Fleas are small, laterally flattened, wingless insects that suck blood from warm-blooded animals.  There are about 2,500 species.  Most are parasites of mammals; about 100 species feed on birds.  In North America, 19 species bite humans.

  9. Bugging the strict vegan

    | Contributor(s):: Fischer, B.

    Entomophagy-eating insects-is getting a lot of attention these days. However, strict vegans are often uncomfortable with entomophagy based on some version of the precautionary principle: if you aren't sure that a being isn't sentient, then you should treat it as though it is. But not only do...

  10. Grass management regimes affect grasshopper availability and subsequently American crow activity at airports

    | Contributor(s):: Kennedy, Laura A., Otter, Ken A.

  11. Wildlife strikes with U.S. military rotary-wing aircraft deployed in foreign countries

    | Contributor(s):: Washburn, Brian E., Cisar, Paul J., DeVault, Travis L.

  12. Occurrence and success of greater sage-grouse broods in relation to insect-vegetation community gradients

    | Contributor(s):: Harju, Seth M., Olson, Chad V., Foy-Martin, Lisa, Webb, Stephen L., Dzialak, Matthew R., Winstead, Jeffrey B., Hayden-Wing, Larry D.

  13. Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

    Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not require much space. Objective: The aim of this 8-week randomized, controlled, single-blinded study was...

  14. Concerning the Interests of Insects

    | Contributor(s):: Grossinger, Robin

  15. Sugarbag dreaming: the significance of bees to Yolngu in Arnhem Land, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Fijn, N.

  16. Bees making art: insect aesthetics and the ecological moment

    | Contributor(s):: Kosut, M., Moore, L. J.

  17. The bio-politics of bees: industrial farming and Colony Collapse Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Nimmo, R.

  18. Special Issue: Animals and technoculture

    | Contributor(s):: Vint, S.

  19. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in blood donors from Veracruz State, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Hernández-Romano, Pablo, Cámara-Contreras, Mireya, Bravo-Sarmiento, Elidé, López-Balderas, Nayali

  20. Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma: An Update to the 2000 Review by the Institute of Medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Kanchongkittiphon, Watcharoot, Mendell, Mark J., Gaffin, Jonathan M., Wang, Grace, Phipatanakul, Wanda