But researchers have found in most places only a few key species of bird hosts and mosquito vectors are important in the transmission of the virus. We know now that playing in a certain place, just one or two species of mosquitoes a large role, and only a handful of birds appear to be important in overall transmission rates, said Kilpatrick, who reviewed a decade of research on the ecology and evolution of West Nile virus in a study published in the journal Science.
‘This research shows that predicting disease incidence in humans and other animals is more complicated than first thought, but an understanding of such complexities is possible. Recognition 2005, the are applied to the next threat ‘.. After Kilpatrick, the famous American robin plays a significant role in the transmission of West Nile virus in many parts of North America. An important an important host species that Kilpatrick robins super – spreaders of West Nile virus called – .
‘The spread of disease organisms probably only continue to grow in the coming years,’said Sam Scheiner, director of the Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program at the National Science Foundation .RESULTS OF: UCLA scientists a new way to adjust abnormal gene splice developed – common mutation that often leads to sickness. Splicing process edits the punctuation marks from a cell genetic blueprint possible to dictate main code on protein production by the cell. With new technology by Gene Tools of Oregon, the disguise the researchers scheduled own mask, each abnormal splicing. Technique prevented that the cell made the genetic defects and provides watch splicing into place in the gene.
AUTHOR: Dr. Richard Gatti, professor of pathology and Humangenetik, and postdoctoral fellow Liutao You are at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
IMPACT: The laboratories results suggest a powerful new approach to treat from cancer and other illness caused by genetic mutations. The researchers next step is for to test its findings to a mouse model.