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Engineering how mosquitos smell

11.03.2010

Athens – A EUR2.5m EU research project targeting olfaction in the malaria carrier Anopheles gambiae is to be coordinated by Greek researchers from the Institute of Bio­logy at the Demokritos National Centre of Scientific Research in Athens. The ENAROMaTIC network of 10 research groups and the firms Inscent, Inc. and Neuroproof GmbH, along with pharmaceutical chemists from the National Hellenic Research Foundation, aims to limit the spread of malaria by lowering the insect’s capability to detect humans by smell. Female mosquitoes hone in on humans in the environment with the help of an odorant receptor (AgOr) repertoire in their antennae. The mechanisms used by Anopheles to detect smells will be studied within the ENAROMaTIC project, and new natural and synthetic inhibitors of the insect’s olfaction will be tested in Africa. The overall aim of the project is to reduce the frequency of bites, and thus transmission of the malaria agent from the mosquitoes. In February, the concept received strong support from the results of a US study when researchers from Yale University identified a dozen Anopheles odorant receptors that appear to be useful targets for controlling the transmission of malaria (Nature, doi:10.1038/nature08834).

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

10.12.2011

Athens – Greek researchers have called on members of the international research community to sensitise their governments to the problems in their country’s research landscape. “The orderly execution of the badly needed reforms...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

01.10.2011

Athens – The supply of innovative bio­pharmaceuticals to Greek hospitals has broken down. Swiss Roche AG has pulled the plug by stopping delivery of drugs for cancer and other diseases to some state-funded hospitals. Among them...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

10.06.2011

Athens – The situation in the pharmaceutical market in Greece increasingly looks to be spiralling out of control. According to the Financial Times, the Greek government already appears to be unable to pay healthcare companies...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

10.07.2010

Athens – The Novo Nordisk Group has restarted sales of its insulin products in Greece. At the beginning of June, the Danish pharmaceutical company had pulled out 17 products – mostly insulin or insulin analogues – after the Greek...

Cyprus/Greece/Malta, PolandCyprusGreeceMalta

29.04.2009

Nicosia – Golgi Pharmaceuticals Ltd is strengthening its collaboration with London-based ReGen Therapeutics. The Cypriot firm will produce and package Colostrinin tablets, and expand distribution to Greece and other Balkan...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

29.04.2009

Athens –The 5th International Biotechnology Forum (IGBF5), which is to be held May 8-9 in Athens, boasts appearances by three Nobel Prize winners. Andrew Schally, Richard Roberts and Sir Peter Mansfield will speak at the opening...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

16.04.2009

Golgi Pharmaceuticals of Cyprus is strengthening its collaboration with London-based ReGen Therapeutics. Golgi will produce tablets of and package Colostrinin, and expand distribution to Greece and other Balcan countries....

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

03.11.2008

Athens/Houston – Greece is planning to establish state-of-the-art clinics for stem cell therapy with associated stem cell banks. In mid-August, GloCal Investment Ventures Enterprise (G.I.V.E.) – a venture capital fund backed by...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

18.08.2008

Athens – Greek diagnostics supplier Neo­medica has entered into a distribution agreement with Swedish Life Assays AB (Lund), a daughter of Chemel AB. Neo­medica, a specialist for point-of care tests, now has exclusive rights to...

Cyprus/Greece/MaltaCyprusGreeceMalta

19.03.2008

Athens – Greek conglomerate Alapis is further expanding its healthcare arm (production of veterinary pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and nutritional supplements), an area that made up 75% of its total EBITDA of €117.3m in...

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