Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trapping female mosquitoes helps curb chikungunya virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently developed an Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) that attracts and captures female mosquitos looking for a site to lay eggs. Now, researchers writing in PLOS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday.

Health

The buzz from your smartphone won't stop mosquito bites

Forget a peaceful night's sleep. The whine of a lone mosquito circling your bedroom can be incredibly frustrating. They're not just the deadliest animals on the planet, they could be the most annoying!

Medical research

Mosquito brain atlas aims to reveal neural circuitry of behavior

A mosquito's head is about the size of a pencil tip, but it packs a dangerous punch: it is the delivery system for malaria, yellow fever, and Zika, among other blood-borne diseases. In most mosquito species, females are the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new way to thwart disease-spreading mosquitoes

(HealthDay)—It sounds like science fiction, but researchers say they have taken the first step toward creating female mosquitoes that don't bite and spread disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising results for two genetic weapons against malaria

Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria, a disease that still kills more than 400,000 ...

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