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NIAID awards grant to rapidly sequence the malaria mosquito genome
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) today announced a $9 million award to help reveal the genetic secrets of malaria, a complex disease responsible for up to 3 million deaths worldwide each year. (2001-08-08)
DDT insecticide increases risk of preterm birth
Exposure of pregnant women to DDT, the insecticide effective in malaria control, is strongly linked to an increase in preterm birth, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2001-07-12)
UF scientists say global warming could spread mosquito
Vanishing coastlines may not be the only peril in a global-warming world; disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes may find the hotter temperatures to their liking and may show up in places they've never been seen before, according to new research published this week. (2001-07-12)
Should DDT for malaria control be banned?
Malaria kills more than one million people every year, yet the United Nations Environment Programme will meet in Johannesburg next week to discuss phasing out DDT, which is still used by many countries to control the mosquitoes that spread malaria. (2000-11-30)
Common house sparrows potential reservoir for West Nile virus
Common house sparrows may be an important reservoir host for West Nile virus, Dr. (2000-10-31)
Dengue fever an emerging public health problem
Dengue fever is emerging as a major public health problem in most areas along the Texas-Mexico border, in particular South Texas, Dr. (2000-10-29)
USGS scientists warn: West Nile virus is on the move
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., confirmed today that West Nile virus is on the move and is likely to head south. (2000-09-28)
Blocking malaria
Could scorpions help wipe out malaria? Researchers in Mexico have shown that by genetically engineering mosquitoes to produce scorpion venom in their guts, the development of malaria parasites can be blocked. (2000-07-07)
Beware the birds
West Nile virus, the deadly disease that killed seven New Yorkers last year, has now spread to birds in all corners of the Americas. (2000-07-04)
Fruit fly model could explain how mosquitoes carry malaria: new drugs and vaccines on the horizon
For the first time, scientists have found a way to turn a fruit fly into a surrogate mosquito, able to carry malaria and infect chickens with the deadly disease. (2000-06-29)
Scientists discover fruit fly can open new doors to malaria research
Scientists at NIAID and the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, MA, have for the first time grown malaria parasites in the fruit fly, creating an easily manipulated model for studying how the parasite develops in insects. (2000-06-28)
Risk map will help predict encephalitis outbreaks
Florida researchers are combining satellite surveillance data from NASA, weather information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and a map of North America to develop a map that would change as various indicators for encephalitis show up or disappear across the country. (2000-06-06)
On guard
A line of sentinel chickens are to be posted across the Canadian border as an early warning system against the spread of West Nile virus from the US. (2000-05-16)
Formosan termite may be top concern of entomologists of the new millenium, according to report
The greatest challenge in the man-insect wars in the new millennium, at least in the United States, may be a swarming little nuisance called the Formosan termite, a transplant from Asia that has been gnawing its way north from the Louisiana-Texas coast for the past 35 years. (2000-01-31)
Researchers say hormones are key to evolution of insect metamorphosis
Two University of Washington zoology professors are proposing a novel hypothesis for how metamorphosis evolved among four groups of higher insects. (1999-09-29)
A burning bush could smite New York's mosquitoes
Oil from the burning bush plant could have been used as a surprise weapon against the mosquitoes spreading West Nile virus in New York. (1999-09-29)
Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance
A chemical ranked with the second-string players in the world's continuing contest with malaria has reappeared as a new drug, apparently capable of preventing the disease. (1999-09-24)
Cockroaches beware! This house has been treated with catnip
Researchers have confirmed an old wives' tale: Placing catnip around the house helps keep cockroaches away. (1999-08-23)
Mosquitoes have discriminating tastes, UF researchers find
If you think mosquitoes like you better than they like other people, you're probably right, say University of Florida researchers. (1999-08-20)
Mosquitofish threaten amphibians
Sometimes you have to prove the obvious to get something done. (1999-07-29)
K-State researchers say bug zappers may cause more harm than good
According to a team of researchers at Kansas State University, the sound of bug zappers may also signal the potential for a shower of microorganisms including viruses cascading onto the surrounding area. (1999-06-02)
Scientists Find Multiple New Uses For Worn-Out Tires
Researchers at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Geological Survey are getting extra mileage from worn- out tires by recycling them into activated-carbon adsorbents for air-quality control applications. (1998-12-03)
PAHO Working With Affected Communities In Central America
Pan American Health Organization experts working with affected communities in Central America after Hurricane Mitch say the top priorities are providing safe water and adequate sanitation, ensuring close surveillance of communicable disease, and rebuilding health services, especially for thousands of people located in temporary shelters. (1998-11-11)
Virginia Tech Scientist Seek Genetic Solution To Malaria
Somewhere in the workings of the genes of mosquitoes may be a key to disrupting the insect's complex relationship with the parasites that cause malaria, a key that could break the cycle of transmission. (1998-10-30)
Curing Malaria, Controlling Mosquitoes Symposium Set For AAAS Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Dr. Rita R. Colwell, president, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, will speak on (1998-02-15)
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record
A mild case of malaria smoldered in a 74-year-old woman for decades before being correctly diagnosed and successfully treated by a research physician affiliated with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), according to a report in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. (1998-02-04)
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
A University of Florida scientist says a mosquito (1997-12-02)
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