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By Natalie Hale

Head lice’s days are numbered

The Lousebuster, an invention created by U researchers to get rid of head lice, is on its way to being commercially available.

“The contraption eradicates 100 percent of lice eggs and 80 percent of hatched lice found in human hair,” said Dale Clayton, U professor of cellular biology and co-inventor of the machine. “It should be available to treat the public in about a year.”

The study conducted by the U research team will be featured in the November 2006 edition of Pediatrics.

Institute of Medicine Honors U Biologist

Baldomero Olivera, a biologist at the U who is responsible for research that seeks to create new medication from poison cone snails, was chosen as a new member of the Institute of Medicine.

Olivera is the 30th U researcher to be chosen to join the institute’s prestigious ranks.

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences. Elected members of the academy make a commitment to donate their time in the institute’s study committees.

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