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Royal Entomological Society Awards For The Best Entomological Publications
The Royal Entomological Society have established a series of awards for the best papers published in their six scientific journals over the preceding two years. The winners are decided by the Editors and Editorial Board of each of three journals each year. This year the journals selected are: Agricultural and Forest Entomology - The following paper has been awarded the best paper published in... View News Article (2002-06-20)


Entomologist names new wasp species after UC Riverside
An entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a new wasp species in Russia and named it after the university, commonly abbreviated as UCR. View News Article (2013-05-07)


Malaria parasite manipulates host's scent
Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool. View News Article (2014-07-01)


Bed bugs are not repelled by commercial ultrasonic frequency devices
According to a soon-to-be-published article in the Journal of Economic Entomology, commercial devices that produce ultrasound frequencies are NOT promising tools for repelling bed bugs. View News Article (2012-12-10)


Of lice and man: researchers sequence human body louse genome
They make you itch and they are hard to find but scientists have got the body louse well and truly in their sights. View News Article (2010-06-29)


Native bacteria block Wolbachia from being passed to mosquito progeny
Native bacteria living inside mosquitoes prevent the insects from passing Wolbachia bacteria -- which can make the mosquitoes resistant to the malaria parasite -- to their offspring, according to a team of researchers.  View News Article (2014-08-12)


Microbes help beetles defeat plant defenses
Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the beetles with bacteria were healthier and grew better. View News Article (2013-09-10)


Wheat resistance genes failing, new approach needed to stop flies
Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern United States, and care should be taken to ensure that resistance genes that so far haven't been utilized in commercial wheat lines are used prudently, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue University scientists. View News Article (2011-01-25)


Entomologists offer new hope for controlling malaria
Entomologists are bringing new hope of preventing malaria in tropical villages. Research published in the new issue of the Royal Entomological Society journal Medical & Veterinary Entomology could significantly improve the effectiveness of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. One paper (Guillet et al, Medical & Veterinary Entomology, 15(1), pp. 105-112), describes the development of... View News Article (2001-03-07)


Beneficial insects, nematodes not harmed by genetically modified, insect-resistant crops
A large body of literature has shown that genetically-modified plants that produce proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to protect themselves from insect pests have little to no effect on a wide range of nontarget insects.  View News Article (2014-02-03)

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