News tagged with mosquitoes

Putting malaria on the SHELPH

Experts have disabled a unique member of the signalling proteins which are essential for the development of the malaria parasite. They have produced a mutant lacking the ancient bacterial Shewanella-like protein phosphatase ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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A nano-gear in a nano-motor inside you

Diverse cellular processes require many tiny force-generating motor proteins to work in a team. Paradoxically, nature often chooses the weak and inefficient dynein motor to generate large persistent forces inside cells. Here ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Wicked' problems devastate pristine Coral Reef

(Phys.org)—Human activity - rather than climate change - has been found to be the main cause of catastrophic devastation to a southern Indian Ocean coral reef system similar to Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.

dateJan 15, 2013 in Environment
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Mosquitos fail at flight in heavy fog

Mosquitos have the remarkable ability to fly in clear skies as well as in rain, shrugging off impacts from raindrops more than 50 times their body mass. But just like modern aircraft, mosquitos also are grounded when the ...

dateNov 19, 2012 in General Physics
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