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Researcher discovers how mosquitoes integrate vision and smell to track victims
Virginia Tech researcher Clément Vinauger has discovered new neurobiology associated with mosquito vision and sense of smell that explains how Aedes aegypti mosquitoes track their victims. (2019-07-22)
Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host
A team, led by researchers at the University of Washington, has discovered how the female mosquito brain integrates visual and olfactory signals to identify, track and hone in on a potential host for her next blood meal. (2019-07-18)
Mosquito surveillance uncovers new information about malaria transmission in madagascar
Riley Tedrow, Ph.D., a medical entomologist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has uncovered new findings about malaria transmission in Madagascar. (2019-07-11)
Getting to zero malaria cases in zanzibar
New research led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Ifakara Health Institute and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program suggests that a better understanding of human behavior at night -- when malaria mosquitoes are biting -- could be key to preventing lingering cases. (2019-07-10)
How the mosquito immune system fights off the malaria parasite
A new study describes the way mosquito immune systems fight malaria parasites using various waves of resistance. (2019-07-10)
Why do mosquitoes choose us? Lindy McBride is on the case
Most of the 3,000+ mosquito species are opportunistic, but Princeton's Lindy McBride is most interested in the mosquitoes that scientists call 'disease vectors' -- carriers of diseases that plague humans -- some of which have evolved to bite humans almost exclusively. (2019-07-02)
Yellow fever virus responsible for current epidemic in Brazil originated in Amazon in 1980
Researchers have retraced the pathogen's route as it spread from the state of Pará by analyzing tissue samples from dead monkeys. (2019-07-01)
Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals
Scientists have finally found malaria's Achilles' heel, a neurotoxin that isn't harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. (2019-06-28)
Botox cousin can reduce malaria in an environmentally friendly way
Researchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, have found a new toxin that selectively targets mosquitos. (2019-06-28)
Climate warming could increase malaria risk in cooler regions
Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Exeter. (2019-06-26)
Artificial intelligence identifies 'kissing bugs' that spread Chagas disease
A University of Kansas researcher publishes proof-of-concept research showing artificial intelligence can recognize 12 Mexican and 39 Brazilian species of kissing bugs with high accuracy by analyzing ordinary photos -- an advantage for officials looking to cut the spread of Chagas disease. (2019-06-20)
Biting backfire: Some mosquitoes actually benefit from pesticide application
The common perception that pesticides reduce or eliminate target insect species may not always hold. (2019-06-17)
A new picture of dengue's growing threat
New research shows the expanded risk of dengue virus infection through 2080, with detailed maps for 2020, 2050 and 2080. (2019-06-10)
Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria
Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. (2019-06-10)
Snapshot of chikungunya could lead to drugs, vaccines for viral arthritis
A team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study
In a research paper published in the May 31, 2019, issue of the journal Science, a team of scientists from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso described the first trial outside the laboratory of a transgenic approach to combating malaria. (2019-05-30)
Shedding light on the burden of dengue in Bangladesh
Dengue, also known as dengue fever, is a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. (2019-05-24)
How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. (2019-05-24)
Early dengue virus infection could "defuse" zika virus
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. (2019-05-17)
A tale of two skeeters
A native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its waters with an interloper, according to new research from biologists at Tyson Research Center, the environmental field station for Washington University in St. (2019-05-16)
Researchers identify drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
The discovery of the first small-molecule inhibitors of the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) protein could enable more precise control over CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing, researchers report May 2 in the journal Cell. (2019-05-02)
Seeking better detection for chronic malaria
In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. (2019-05-02)
Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa
A study published this week that analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most commonly carry West Nile virus. (2019-05-02)
Mount Sinai researchers find significant delays in West Nile virus reporting
Mount Sinai researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease, according to a study in the JAMA Network Open in April. (2019-04-26)
What makes mosquitoes avoid DEET? An answer in their legs
Many of us slather ourselves in DEET each summer in hopes of avoiding mosquito bites, and it generally works rather well. (2019-04-25)
Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus
Researchers in Australia at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. (2019-04-23)
European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. (2019-04-13)
Identifying regions that would most benefit from an innovative strategy against malaria
An analysis led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa,' identifies African regions where ivermectin administration to livestock would have the greatest impact on malaria transmission. (2019-04-09)
Capturing mosquito waste could speed up virus detection
Public health officials could soon be able to detect viruses in mosquitoes in the wild much more quickly and easily -- thanks to the insect equivalent of a urine test. (2019-04-04)
Russian scientists found out how a male-hating bacterium rejuvenates
A team from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their Russian colleagues carried out genetic analysis of the symbiotic bacterium Wolbachia that prevents the birth and development of males in different species of arthropods. (2019-04-01)
How mosquitoes smell human sweat (and new ways to stop them)
Female mosquitoes are known to rely on an array of sensory information to find people to bite, picking up on carbon dioxide, body odor, heat, moisture, and visual cues. (2019-03-28)
1 billion people will be newly exposed to diseases like dengue fever as world temperatures rise
As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world. (2019-03-28)
New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes
In much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a huge public health burden. (2019-03-28)
Control of mosquito-borne diseases
Researchers from INRA, CIRAD, CEA, the University of Montpellier, and Chicago and Vanderbilt Universities in the United States have developed an innovative method for analysing the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium. (2019-03-26)
Protecting homes with netting window screens can reduce malaria parasite infection
Protecting houses against mosquitoes with netting window screens can suppress malaria vector populations and dramatically reduce human parasite infection prevalence. (2019-03-21)
Tracing the genetic origins of insecticide resistance in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes
Researchers have identified a single genetic alteration in a malaria-transmitting mosquito species that confers resistance to a widely used insecticide, according to a new study. (2019-03-20)
New mobile element found in mosquito parasite has potential for disease control
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for mosquito vectors of diseases such as Dengue and West Nile virus. (2019-03-20)
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. (2019-03-18)
The Lancet: Mosquito-killing drug reduced malaria episodes by a fifth among children, according to randomised trial
Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20 percent -- from 2.49 to 2 cases per child -- during malaria transmission season if the whole population were given a drug called ivermectin every three weeks, according to the first randomised trial of its kind including 2,700 people including 590 children from eight villages in Burkina Faso, published in The Lancet. (2019-03-13)
To slow malaria, cure mosquitoes with drug-treated bed nets
Researchers found that they could use the same drug -- atovaquone -- used to treat the malaria parasite when a person gets sick, coat mosquito bed nets with it, and let mosquitoes ingest the anti-malarial drug. (2019-03-11)
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