New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior
(Phys.org) —Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at the University of Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through ...
How fruit flies can teach us about curing chronic pain and halting mosquito-borne diseases
Studies of a protein that fruit flies use to sense heat and chemicals may someday provide solutions to human pain and the control of disease-spreading mosquitoes.
Dengue-resistant mosquitoes to be released next year
Scientists closing the zap on dengue fever
Scientists discover how dengue virus infects cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a key step in how the dengue virus infects a cell. The discovery one day may lead to new drugs to prevent or treat the infection.
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.
Daily temperature fluctuations play major role in transmission of dengue, research finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Daily temperature fluctuations, not just high temperatures, play a significant role in the transmission of dengue, a deadly mosquito-borne disease that strikes millions of people in tropical ...
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 ...
New insights into mosquitoes' role as involuntary bioterrorists
For many years scientists thought that mosquitoes provided the disease organisms which they spread with a relatively free ride because the insects didn't have much in the way of natural defenses to fight ...
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.