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Imported fire ant biological control

: Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Research Priorities
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Jason Oliver4 - 07 2013 / (0)
Continue the program to establish new phorid-decapitating fly species in the United States to reduce the impact and spread of imported fire ants. Additional focus for fly importation should include black and hybrid imported fire ant populations that are dominating the northern range of the U.S. fire ant infestation.
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Support for new controls of muscid flies and other pests of livestock and poultry

: Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Research Priorities
: flies, urban ecosystems, agriculture, poultry, livestock
Gregory Martin4 - 22 2013 / (0)
Muscid Flies (family Muscidae) and other fly species have been identified by FDA in regulations as a food safety vector. The FDA egg rule requires pest control programs by farms as part of their compliance with the rule. Further research is needed in House fly and stable fly control involving ...
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Further Development of a Chagas Disease Vaccine

: Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Research Priorities
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Susan Durham8 - 20 2013 / (0)
Development of a Human Vaccine for Chagas Disease Should be a Priority
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A Human Vaccine for Chagas Disease

: Insects or Other Pests
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Susan Durham8 - 20 2013 / (0)
Development of a Human Vaccine for Chagas Disease Should be a Priority
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USMC testing support and collaboration

: What Are You Trying to Protect?
: testing, uniforms, permethrin
Chris Diaz4 - 20 2013 / (0)
As a USDA stake holder, the US Marine Corps (USMC) would like to see continued support with %Bite Protection testing of USMC uniforms and uniform fabrics for contract items and R&D items. The testing is valuable in ensuring Marine uniforms provide the insect repellent protection they need. Also, the ability ...
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Continued Collaboration

: What Are You Trying to Protect?
: testing, uniforms, permethrin
Melynda Perry4 - 19 2013 / (0)
As a USDA stake holder, I would like to see continued support with %Bite Protection Testing of Military Uniforms to include testing on contract items and R&D items. This biological testing is extremely valuable because the chemistry testing does not tell the entire story as to the efficacy of an ...
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Investigation of blood born pathogen transmission to pest control operators from bed bugs that rupture during pest control activities.

: Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Research Priorities
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Scott Armbrust4 - 14 2013 / (0)
Blood-engorged bed bugs regulary pop like a balloon when lightly crushed during extermination activities and the workers' gloves and application equipment are covered with visible amounts of human blood. How long after a blood meal do the blood-born pathogens remain viable and what decontamination steps should be recommended?
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What effect does urban mosquito programs have on the plant and insect relationships in urban ecosystems? Especially in regard to the West Nile Virus?

Patricia Susman4 - 13 2013 / (0)
Our city is spraying for mosquito in wider and wider ranges because of the West Nile outbreaks. Each year there are fewer populations of pollinators and predators. Not only would I like to see research that explores possible disturbance in the insect/plant relationships, but also explores the effects of potential ...
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Instructions needed

: Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Research Priorities
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Carol Durflinger4 - 30 2013 / (0)
Instructions should indicate commentor needs to click on "New Idea" in the upper right hand corner to provide comments.
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Importance of Research on Biotechnology

: Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) agrees that human nutrition and agricultural production systems are closely linked. One area that will be particularly important to consider for this research is the area of biotechnology.
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Strengthening Evidence-base of Dietary Guidance For Prenatal Women, Infants and Young Children, the Elderly, and those with Chronic Disease

: Scientific Basis for Dietary Guidance
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) agrees that it is important to have a strong evidence-base for dietary guidance. Furthermore, we note that there are particular sub-groups where the scientific data needs to be significantly strengthened, including prenatal women, infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic disease who ...
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Understanding Nutritional Etiology of Obesity and Obesity Related Diseases

: Prevention of Obesity and Related Diseases
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) believes that understanding the nutritional etiology (including behavioral and biologic causes) of obesity and obesity related diseases is the key to developing a public health framework that will better help prevent and treat these preventable diseases. Research is particularly needed among high-risk groups, including minority ...
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Research Needed on the Impact of Prenatal Nutrition and Early Infant Feeding

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) believes that nutritional programming is an important and emerging area of nutrition science. Further research is needed to better define how prenatal nutrition and early infant feeding (including all methods of feeding, i.e. breastfeeding , supplemental feeding, infant formula feeding, and the feeding of complimentary ...
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Importance of National Nutrition Monitoring and Data for At-risk Groups

: National Nutrition Monitoring
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) agrees this is an important research priority. Of particular importance are surveys that provide adequate data to monitor the nutrition of at-risk groups: infants, young children, pre/post partum women, the elderly, those with chronic disease, and minority populations.
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Role of NHANES/WWEIA in Dietary Exposure Assessment

: National Nutrition Monitoring
: dietary exposure
David Miller4 - 15 2012 / (0)
The EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs makes extensive use of USDA's "What We Eat in America" (NHANES/WWEIA) in our risk assessments for pesticides, and these form an integral part of our work in ensuring a safe food supply. The information of foods "as eaten" collected under NHANES/WWEIA is converted to ...
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Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production: The Role of Dairy Foods

: Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production
: dairy, agriculture, nutrient density, food security
Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The relationship between human nutrition and agricultural production is multidimensional. Nutrition is a fundamental human need that affects health and well-being across the life-span, and it is well recognized that balanced nutrient and calorie intakes form the basis of a healthy diet (1). Agricultural production is part of a larger ...
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Expansion of National Nutrition Monitoring

: National Nutrition Monitoring
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Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (0)
National nutrition monitoring programs are invaluable as a common information base for food composition data and information on consumption patterns and nutrient intakes of Americans. With the collective goal of helping Americans achieve better quality diets and health, these datasets are widely used across government programs, in nutrition and health ...
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Aging, sarcopenia, and protein intake

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: protein, aging, sarcopenia, muscle
Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (1)
Sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass with aging, is a significant public health concern, with some estimating as much as a 1% loss of lean mass per year after the age of 30 years (1,2). Loss of muscle mass and associated declines in strength and mobility may not only ...
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The role of saturated fat intake and food source of saturated fat on cardiovascular disease risk

: Scientific Basis for Dietary Guidance
: saturated fat, cardiovascular disease
Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat, due primarily to saturated fat’s role in increasing LDL cholesterol and thus increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, recent research has called into to question the role saturated fat intake make have on ...
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Dairy, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk

: Prevention of Obesity and Related Diseases
: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, dairy
Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (0)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes are major public health concerns. Nearly one-third of American adults have some form of CVD (1) while approximately 11% of adults have diabetes (2). Together these diseases account for over $600 billion annually in health care costs in the United States (3,4). Thus, ...