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Evolution-defying DNA makes mosquitoes infertile by changing their sex

Added: 15.12.2018 18:03 | 1 views | 0 comments

Malaria could be eliminated by a CRISPR 'gene drive' that wipes out the mosquitoes that spread it, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people for the better

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Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes

Added: 13.12.2018 21:20 | 10 views | 0 comments

Physicists are now exploring laser-based technology traditionally used for studying conditions in the atmosphere -- such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) -- to shine a light on the subtlest of features of mosquito activity and better track populations that may carry a viral threat.

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Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite

Added: 12.12.2018 19:18 | 15 views | 0 comments

They approach with the telltale sign -- a high-pitched whine. It's a warning that you are a mosquito's next meal. But that mosquito might carry a virus, and now the virus is in you. Now, with the help of state-of-the-art technology, researchers can see how a virus moves within a mosquito's body, which could lead to the prevention of mosquitoes transmitting diseases.

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Researchers identify additional mechanisms at play in insecticide resistance

Added: 11.12.2018 15:31 | 16 views | 0 comments

Researchers have used a bioinformatics approach to integrate information from multiple studies on insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and uncovered a number of important resistance mechanisms that had not previously been recognized.

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Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug

Added: 08.12.2018 17:53 | 10 views | 0 comments

Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms.


Baby born after Hurricane Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Added: 18.10.2018 14:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.
So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the...



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