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12.11.15 | Impact of living conditions on head lice infection

A new study investigating the factors associated with head lice outbreaks reveals that the conditions of living areas and households play an important role in head lice prevention.

12.11.15 | Lice combing using ultrasound

A new preclinical evaluation investigating the use of ultrasound during nit combing has revealed that in the presence of a suitable lubricant, ultrasound reduces the peak force required to start moving louse eggs along the hair.

06.11.15 | Odorant receptor-based discovery for head lice

A new study has revealed that head lice are repelled by physiologically active chemicals via odorant receptors, offering a potential new method for controlling head lice infection.

23.10.15 | Evaluation of the plant essential oils to control head lice

An analysis of essential oils from natural compounds has revealed that the leaves of Thymus vulgaris would be an effective and valid tool for the management of head lice.

30.09.15 | A new clade of head lice with potential to transmit disease

A recent paper claims to have found a new Clade of head louse with potential to transmit diseases.

14.09.15 | Evaluation of infestation deterrents against head lice

A recently published study has found infestation deterrents to be highly effective against permethrin-resistant head lice.

14.09.15 | Effect of Environmental variables and Toxic compounds on lice movement

A recent study has shown that temperature, light and exposure to toxic chemicals strongly affect lice movement.

28.08.15 | Lice resistance to pyrethroids found in half of US States

A recent study presented at the American Chemical Society has found that at least 25 US States have lice populations resistant to pyrethroids.

11.08.15 | Alternative splicing and profiling in head and body lice genomes

Head and body lice share a largely identical genome, but express that genome differently, resulting in different physical characteristics and preferred habitats. Recent studies have profiled the entire genome, as well as examining the differences in expression at the genome level.

17.07.15 | Literature update: July 2015

A round up of relevant literature for lice treatments in recent months.

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