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Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive look at the transmission of the world’s most notorious diseases carried by insects today. This book offers an assessment of current and potential future insect-vectored diseases as they relate to human health, as well as the health of strategic agricultural and livestock production.
Written by a leading expert in insect-borne diseases, this book starts with an examination of the history of insect-borne diseases, beginning with those that have been well-known to scientists for decades, and spanning to more recent outbreaks like the Zika virus. The book takes into consideration environmental and climate changes and how these factors relate to disease-transmitting insects. It then goes on to explore the bionetworks and system biology of potential new superorganisms, offering a variety of preventative and protective solutions for what may come, based on the scientific study of the phenomenon.
Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century is a must-have for entomology researchers and students who seek the most up-to-date information on disease-causing pathogens transmitted by insects. This book also serves as a resource for ordinary people whose lives may be affected by such diseases and who need to understand exactly what is going on by directly accessing the latest scientific information.
- Details the leading insect-transmitted diseases including malaria, West Nile, Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and Xylella
- Examines containment issues such as the resistance phenomena among insects and microorganisms
- Offers alternative solutions to protection and prevention, including natural and environmentally-friendly insecticides
Researchers and practitioners focusing on entomology and disease-prevention in carrier insects
- Past, Present, and Future of Insect-Borne Diseases
2. New Scenarios Arising from Radical Disease Changes
3. Novel Challenges Requiring New Solutions
4. Bionetworks, System Biology, and Superorganisms
5. Three Scenarios of Insect-Borne Diseases
6. Novel Solutions to Insect-Borne Diseases in Action
7. New Solutions Using Natural Substances
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- © Academic Press 2020
- 1st August 2020
- Academic Press
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Marcello Nicoletti is a full-time professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacognosy at the Environmental Biology Department of the University Sapienza of Rome, where he also earned his degrees in Chemistry (1974) and Industrial Chemistry (1976). Dr. Nicoletti completed a Post-doctorate at the University of Cambridge (England), working in Biochemistry of Amino Acids. At first, Dr. Nicoletti focused his research on the study of plants utilized in local traditional medicine. He has spent several years traveling in South America and Africa, focusing initially on Curare alkaloids, and later on antimalarial alkaloids and glycosides to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy. He specialized in the chemical, nutritional, and biological study of plant-active constituents. Dr. Nicoletti is author of over 300 papers in international scientific journals as well as several books. More than 100 of his most recent papers and book chapters have been dedicated to the control of insect-borne diseases using new natural substances and plant-derived products. Such products were created through nanotechnology applications developed by the collaboration with several international research groups. Furthermore, he is co-editor of the journal Natural Products Research. Recently, Dr. Nicoletti’s interests have turned to Meristemotherapy, a medical approach based on utilization of juvenile plant tissues to treat several pathologies. He wrote a book on this topic alongside Dr. F. Piterà called Gemmotherapy, Scientific foundations of a Modern Meristemotherapy, which has been translated into several languages.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacognosy, Environmental Biology Department, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy