News tagged with mosquitoes

Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. "It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Botflies and the perils of scientific research

At first, Chris Dick thought the persistent ache in his ankle was caused by a thorn embedded in his skin. Made sense, seeing as he had done some work on a Pennsylvania farm around that time. An X-ray revealed nothing unusual, ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Toward making people invisible to mosquitoes

In an advance toward providing mosquito-plagued people, pets and livestock with an invisibility cloak against these blood-sucking insects, scientists today described discovery of substances that occur naturally on human skin ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Biochemistry
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