Bacterial infection in mosquitoes renders them immune to malaria parasites
Scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have established an inheritable bacterial infection in malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosqui ...
Genetic analysis reveals secrets of scorpion venom
Transcriptomic tests have uncovered the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have carried out the first ever venom analysis in this arach ...
Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission
Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors (as the transmitting insects are called) depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations. An article published on September ...
Scientists find mosquito control pesticide low risk to juvenile oysters, hard clams
Four of the most common mosquito pesticides used along the east and Gulf coasts show little risk to juvenile hard clams and oysters, according to a NOAA study.
Slow pokes: Acupuncture helps hypothermic turtles
Two endangered sea turtles that are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell are getting some help easing back into the wild—from an acupuncturist.
90th anniversary of the curse of Tutankhamen: How a modern myth was born
Friday April 5 2013 marks the 90th anniversary of the death of the Egyptologist Lord Canarvon and the start of the mysterious curse of Tutankhamen.
Two million sick from Pakistan floods
Two million Pakistanis have fallen ill from diseases since monsoon rains left the southern region under several feet of water, the country's disaster authority said Thursday.
Bugs emerge to bug us, and a few pose health risks
(AP) -- It's that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us.
Study finds better way to battle mosquitoes
Protecting ourselves from backyard mosquito bites may come down to leaving the vacuuming for later, a study from York University shows.
Treating kids with malaria at home doesn't work
(AP) -- Treating African children at home for malaria doesn't help in cities because most fevers aren't actually caused by malaria, a new study said Tuesday.
Scientists Predicted 2006-2007 Outbreak of Deadly Virus
An early warning system, more than a decade in development, successfully predicted the 2006-2007 outbreak of the deadly Rift Valley fever in northeast Africa, according to a new study led by NASA scientists.