Dengue-resistant mosquitoes to be released next year
Flight patterns reveal how mosquitoes find hosts to transmit deadly diseases
The carbon dioxide we exhale and the odors our skins emanate serve as crucial cues to female mosquitoes on the hunt for human hosts to bite and spread diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever.
Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks
Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Around 50-100 million cases appear each year putting 2.5 billion people at risk of suffering ...
Scientists identify antivirus system
(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells.
Scientists identify odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes' host-seeking behavior
Female mosquitoes are efficient carriers of deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever, resulting each year in several million deaths and hundreds of millions of cases.
Working to eradicate dengue fever
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research project led by University of Notre Dame biologist Malcolm J. Fraser Jr. may soon lead to the eradication of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease that annually infects more ...
Flightless mosquitoes developed to help control dengue fever
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new strain of mosquitoes in which females cannot fly may help curb the transmission of dengue fever, according to UC Irvine and British scientists.
GMO mosquito plan sparks outcry in Florida
A British company's plan to unleash hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida to reduce the threat of dengue fever and other diseases has sparked an outcry from fearful residents.
Shift in age distribution of dengue fever in Thailand explained
Decreases in birth and death rates explain the shift in age distribution of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Thailand, according to a new paper in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine.
Mosquito parasite may help fight dengue fever
Dengue fever is a terrible viral disease blighting many of the world's tropical regions. Carried by mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti, 40% of the world's population is believed to be at risk from the infect ...
Trap tricks pregnant mosquitoes with enticingly lethal maternity ward
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tulane University researchers are using mosquitoes' motherly instincts against them to develop a novel trap to fight the spread of dengue fever. Researchers are deploying small devices with just the right ...
Researchers determine how mosquitoes survive dengue virus infection
Dengue fever, chikungunya: A potential vector discovered in Mayotte
IRD researchers and their partners at the French Regional Health Agency, Indian Ocean, have identified a new mosquito species in Mayotte, which could be a vector of dengue fever and chikungunya hitherto unknown. ...
Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases
Traditionally, to understand how a gene functions, a scientist would breed an organism that lacks that gene - "knocking it out" - then ask how the organism has changed. Are its senses affected? Its behavior? ...