Friday, 23 February 2018
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Why do mosquito bites itch and swell up?

Added: 21.02.2018 10:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

In this article we look at why mosquito bites itch, evidence-backed ways to reduce itching and swelling, and discuss when to see a doctor.

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Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Added: 15.02.2018 23:18 | 25 views | 0 comments

Scientists have mapped for the first time the midgut metabolites of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit viruses that cause dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever to humans.

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People are using mosquito nets for fishing and that’s a bad idea

Added: 15.02.2018 1:58 | 23 views | 0 comments

In many tropical countries mosquito nets are handed out to help stop the spread of malaria, but it seems they are often being repurposed as fishing nets

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Global Health: Promising Malaria Drug Has a Striking Drawback: Blue Urine

Added: 09.02.2018 20:41 | 40 views | 0 comments

Methylene blue, a laboratory dye, safely kills parasites before mosquitoes can pass them on — but has a vivid side effect that patients dislike.

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Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats

Added: 09.02.2018 18:00 | 8 views | 0 comments

A new study shows that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts and that dopamine is a key mediator of this process. The study proved a mosquito's preference can shift if that person's smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation.

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Biologists decipher a key piece of the odor-detection puzzle in flies, mosquitoes

Added: 09.02.2018 17:50 | 10 views | 0 comments

Biologists have discovered surprisingly that the complex odor-detecting machinery of the fruit fly Drosophila is heavily influenced by one specific odor receptor. This same receptor also exists in crop-damaging fly species and disease-carrying mosquitoes, opening the possibility for new chemical cocktails to control pests and render people

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Biologists decipher a key piece of the odor-detection puzzle in flies, mosquitoes

Added: 09.02.2018 17:17 | 11 views | 0 comments

Biologists have discovered surprisingly that the complex odor-detecting machinery of the fruit fly Drosophila is heavily influenced by one specific odor receptor. This same receptor also exists in crop-damaging fly species and disease-carrying mosquitoes, opening the possibility for new chemical cocktails to control pests and render people

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