Often described as a global health emergency, the Zika virus can cause catastrophic birth defects whilst presenting with no symptoms, and when atypical disease traits do manifest they usually resemble … Continue Reading Researchers convert Zika and Dengue carrying female mosquitoes to nonbiting males.
Malaria is a tropical disease affecting humans and animals through the bite of a mosquito, causing fatalities when it is not diagnosed and treated promptly. The majority of malaria cases … Continue Reading Microbe shows promise in controlling the spread of malaria.
The mosquito Aedes aegypti, typically linked with dengue fever and chikungunya transmission, is also associated with the spread of Zika virus. In the absence of a vaccine, current effective control … Continue Reading Inheritable bacteria controls Aedes mosquitoes’ ability to transmit Zika.
Malaria is one of the world’s leading health problems. More than 40 percent of the world’s population live in areas where there is a risk of contracting the disease. According … Continue Reading Researchers successfully genetically-engineer mosquitoes which can’t carry malaria.
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now … Continue Reading Nanotechnology used to protect against in situ Malaria parasites.
DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and now researchers from the University of California, Davis, scientist have discovered the exact odorant receptor … Continue Reading Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes.
Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University report. As it invades a red blood cell, the malaria … Continue Reading Scientists find way to trap, kill malaria parasite.