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GM mosquitoes for insect population control: when speculative conclusions meet hyped journalism

5 days ago

A recent study published in Scientific Reports studied the aftermath of an insect population control experiment in Brazil. The study’s…
Malaria in the Amazon

6 days ago

The Amazon is burning at the hands of humankind, but the jungle might just come back to bite…
New program will focus research on combating Zika virus

October 11, 2019

A new program delving into how viruses and bacteria attack the fetus, and how the body fights back,…
Powerful new synthetic vaccines to combat epidemics

September 27, 2019

A new type of vaccine that can be stored at warmer temperatures, removing the need for refrigeration, has…
Mosquitoes more likely to lay eggs in closely spaced habitats

September 27, 2019

Patches of standing water that are close together are more likely to be used by mosquitoes to lay eggs…
Transgenic mosquitoes pass on genes to native species

September 11, 2019

Transgenic mosquitoes released in Brazil in an effort to reduce the population of disease-bearing insects have successfully bred…
Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

September 10, 2019

New tests could differentiate tropical diseases with a small blood sample. University of Alberta researchers have developed a…
Malaria Could be Eradicated By 2050, Global Health Experts Say

September 10, 2019

Malaria, one of the world’s leading killers, could be eradicated as early as 2050, according to a new…
Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

August 29, 2019

An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the…
Yale researchers detect unreported Zika outbreak

August 26, 2019

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) have detected a large unreported Zika outbreak that occurred…
Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

August 23, 2019

When the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the…
Keeping parasites from sticking to mosquito guts could block disease transmission

July 31, 2019

A group of microorganisms known as kinetoplastids includes the parasites that cause devastating diseases such as African sleeping…
Scientists discover how the mosquito brain integrates diverse sensory cues to locate a host to bite

July 22, 2019

For female mosquitoes, finding their next meal is all about smelling and seeing. Through behavioral experiments and real-time…
How mosquito immune system fights off malaria parasite

July 11, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University entomologists describes how mosquitoes fight off parasites that cause malaria, a…
Don’t leave microbes out of climate change conversation, experts warn

June 19, 2019

An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes – the support…
Study shows vaccine protects against equine viruses that threaten humans

June 19, 2019

For the first time, a new vaccine provided complete protection against three types of equine encephalitic viruses in…
DengAI: Predicting Disease Spread

May 21, 2019

Can you predict local epidemics of dengue fever? Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical…
A tale of two skeeters

May 17, 2019

It’s rare that scientists see the good in the presence of an invasive species. But Washington University in…
Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa

May 6, 2019

A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found transmission of West Nile virus most often…
Daisy Chain: A Gene Drive System With Built-in Controls

April 8, 2019

Genetic engineering tools that spread genes within a target species have the potential to humanely control harmful pests…
Malaria: It’s all about the mosquito

April 1, 2019

Mosquitoes transmit malaria, but not every malaria-infected mosquito is the same. An international team led by Elena Levashina…
Study Shows Novel Use of Mosquito-Killing Drug May Reduce Childhood Malaria

March 20, 2019

Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20% during malaria transmission season if an entire village population were…
Are there Zika reservoirs in the Americas?

March 20, 2019

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans.…
Commonly Prescribed Drug found to turn Human Blood Lethal to Mosquitoes, could Reduce Spread of Malaria

March 18, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, a drug called ivermectin – commonly prescribed to treat different parasite infestations and more…
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes

March 14, 2019

By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika…
New findings could make mosquitos more satisfied—and safer to be around

February 15, 2019

She weighs less than one ten-thousandth of an ounce and her top speed is less than two miles…
Mosquitoes Show High Resistance to Common Insecticide

February 15, 2019

Florida mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus and other diseases are showing resistance to pyrethroid—a common group of…
Mozzies get their wings clipped in spreading Zika virus

February 6, 2019

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the University of California San Diego have engineered mosquitoes to…
Dengue immunity may be protective against symptomatic Zika, study finds

January 24, 2019

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when…
New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria

January 23, 2019

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 – apart from…
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