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Vectors of bluetongue get a name
Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine have developed a molecular technique to easily and dependably identify the biting midges that spread bluetongue disease. (2011-10-06)
Rare Amazonian butterfly named after British national treasure Sir David Attenborough
A beautiful new Black-eyed Satyr species has become the first butterfly named in honour of popular naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough. (2015-12-01)
Stopping flies before they mature
An insect growth regulator is one of the latest technologies US Department of Agriculture scientists are adding to their arsenal to help fight house flies that spread bacteria to food. (2012-11-26)
Fabric softener sheets repel gnats
Gardeners often claim that putting Bounce fabric softener sheets in their pockets is an effective way to repel pests like mosquitoes and gnats. (2010-12-15)
Widely used virus assay shown unreliable when compared to other methods
In the course of doing research on the mosquito-borne pathogens chikungunya virus and o' nyong-nyong virus, Virginia Tech researchers have discovered an inconvenient truth about an assay, strand-specific quantitative real-time PCR (ssqPCR), increasingly being used to detect and measure replicating viral RNA in infected cells and tissues. (2009-10-21)
E.O. Wilson and Peter Raven to receive Linnaean Legacy Award at NYAS public event
Biologist Edward O. Wilson and botanist Peter H. Raven will receive the 2010 Linnaean Legacy Award Saturday, Nov. (2010-11-01)
Aussie wasp on the hunt for redback spiders
University of Adelaide researchers say a small wasp that scientists had forgotten about for more than 200 years is now making a name for itself - as a predator of Australia's most common dangerous spider, the redback. (2012-09-11)
What is a virus? Research suggests a broader definition may be needed
The strange interaction of a parasitic wasp, the caterpillar in which it lays its eggs and a virus that helps it overcome the caterpillar's immune defenses has some scientists rethinking the definition of a virus. (2009-02-13)
Mosquito mating mechanism could lead to new attack on dengue and yellow fever
Cornell researchers have identified a mating mechanism that possibly could be adapted to prevent female mosquitoes from spreading the viruses that cause dengue fever, second only to malaria as the most virulent mosquito-borne disease in the tropical world. (2008-04-10)
Partnership focuses on developing East Coast fever vaccine
A vaccine that protects cattle against East Coast fever, a destructive disease in eastern and central Africa, is being developed by scientists at the US Department of Agriculture and the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya. (2011-10-04)
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