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Household insecticides associated with increased risk of childhood leukaemia
Household insecticides may increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, suggests French research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2006-01-16)
IVCC develops new public health insecticides
The Innovative Vector Control Consortium has received $50 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its work to develop new insecticides for the improved control of mosquitoes and other insects which transmit malaria, dengue and other neglected tropical diseases. (2010-11-21)
Oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides to tackle common beetle pest
New research in the Society of Chemical Industry's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides to combat infestation by a common beetle, Rhizoppertha dominica, found in stored cereals. (2008-05-22)
Guidelines needed to help doctors treat different types of insecticide self-poisoning
Separate guidelines are needed for the treatment of different types of organophosphorus insecticide self-poisoning, concludes an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-10-20)
Thick-skinned bed bugs beat commonly used bug sprays
The global resurgence in bed bugs over the past two decades could be explained by revelations that bed bugs have developed a thicker cuticle that enables them to survive exposure to commonly used insecticides, according to University of Sydney research published today in PLOS ONE. (2016-04-13)
Evolution-proof insecticides may stall malaria forever
Killing just the older mosquitoes would be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, according to entomologists who add that the approach may lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete. (2009-04-06)
Fighting mosquito resistance to insecticides
Controlling mosquitoes that carry human diseases is a global health challenge as their ability to resist insecticides now threatens efforts to prevent epidemics. (2015-07-23)
Research shows pesticides influence bee learning and memory
A large-scale study published by researchers from Royal Holloway University of London has drawn together the findings of a decade of agrochemical research to confirm that pesticides used in crop protection have a significant negative impact on the learning and memory abilities of bees. (2018-07-11)
Insecticide resistance genes affect vector competence for West Nile virus
In a context of overuse of insecticides, which leads to the selection of resistant mosquitoes, it is already known that this resistance to insecticides affects interactions between mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit. (2019-01-31)
The basis of a new bioinsecticide is developed to control a pest of banana plantations
The Chrysodeixis chalcites moth is regarded as one of the most serious pests in horticultural, ornamental and fruit crops. (2014-03-18)
Corn and soy insecticides similar to nicotine found widespread in Midwest rivers -- USGS news
Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. (2014-07-24)
Pesticide use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood brain tumors
Previous epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may have a possible role in the development of childhood brain tumors. (2017-10-03)
$1.6 million grant to lead development of resistance-detecting field kit
LSTM has been awarded £1.1 ($1.6) million by the US National Institutes of Health to lead a five-year project to develop a Field Applicable Screening Tool kit to detect resistance to public health insecticides in mosquitoes. (2009-05-11)
K-State professors make discovery in pesticide-resistant bugs
Farmers have known for years that insects are able to become immune to insecticides over time. (2002-04-07)
Study explores what we know about how neonicotinoids affect bees
A University of Guelph professor is part of an international team that published a second summary in as many years on the scientific evidence about the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. (2015-10-30)
AgriLife researcher studies chemical control of potato psyllid
A Texas AgriLife Research entomologist in Lubbock is trying to determine the best management practices to reduce a potato crop's risk to zebra chip, a disease that discolors the potato and causes discounts to the producer. (2010-01-05)
Controlling whiteflies the natural way
US Department of Agriculture scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives. (2011-12-06)
Fewer aphids in organic crop fields
Farmers who spray insecticides against aphids as a preventative measure only achieve a short-term effect with this method. (2011-07-13)
Early exposure to insecticides gives amphibians higher tolerance later
Amphibians exposed to insecticides early in life -- even those not yet hatched -- have a higher tolerance to those same insecticides later in life, according to a recent University of Pittsburgh study. (2013-07-29)
Use of insecticides linked to lasting neurological problems for farmers
New research shows that farmers who used agricultural insecticides experienced increased neurological symptoms, even when they were no longer using the products. (2005-04-28)
Take advantage of evolution in malaria fight, scientists say
Scientists could harness the power of evolution to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria, according to new research by the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley. (2016-10-24)
Organic farming methods favors pollinators
Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. (2018-09-14)
Evolution-proof insecticides may stall malaria forever
Killing only older mosquitoes could be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, and has the potential to lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete, according to an article in this week's issue of PLoS Biology. (2009-04-06)
Insights gained from molecular modeling may lead to better insecticides
One of the most damaging crop pests, the corn earworm, may be outwitting efforts to control it by making structural changes in a single metabolic protein, but new insights uncovered by molecular modeling could pave the way for more efficient insecticides, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2004-02-24)
Researchers at LSTM identify additional mechanisms at play in insecticide resistance
Researchers at LSTM have used a bioinformatics approach to integrate information from multiple studies on insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and uncovered a number of important resistance mechanisms that had not previously been recognised. (2018-12-11)
AZM alternatives for apple growers against codling moth
In recent years, many new insecticides have been registered to replace Azinphos-methyl (AZM), which the EPA has decided to phase out by 2012. (2012-04-19)
New research shows how different strains of bed bugs resist insecticides
In a new paper published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, Australian scientists describe how bed bugs are able to resist pyrethroid insecticides via metabolic detoxification, the process by which bed bugs break down insecticides. (2016-04-21)
Genetic marker for insecticide resistance in mosquitoes identified
Research led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has identified the genetic basis for resistance to commonly-used insecticides in Anopheles funestus, one of the major malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Africa. (2009-02-04)
Gulf War Troop Exposure To Pesticides To Be Studied By Virginia Tech Researchers
Virginia Tech researchers will investigate the possibility that troops exposed to insecticides during the Persian Gulf War could be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's Disease, thanks to a $543,000 grant from the U.S. (1998-11-10)
Insecticide combo delivers knockout punch
A cocktail of insecticides containing a plant protein and a common insecticide may be more lethal to crop pests than either ingredient used alone, according to biologists. (2008-03-11)
OU research team finds a common bioindicator resistant to insecticides
In a novel study, a University of Oklahoma researcher and collaborators found a common bioindicator, Hyalella azteca, used to test the toxicity of water or sediment was resistant to insecticides used in agricultural areas of central California. (2013-10-28)
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)
Amphibians living close to farm fields are more resistant to common insecticides
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides, according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh. (2013-05-01)
Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria
UC Berkeley and Exeter University researchers propose a novel strategy to keep malarial mosquitoes out of people's homes: combine a repellent with an insecticide. (2016-10-24)
Researchers show the importance of copy-number variants in the development of insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes
Researchers from LSTM, working alongside colleagues from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge and the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, have used whole genome sequencing to understand copy-number variants (CNVs) in malaria mosquitoes and their role in insecticide resistance. (2019-07-26)
University of Guam scientist mite study
USEPA is funding an integrated pest management study for invasive mites on Guam. (2009-07-16)
The dog, when treated with insecticide, is man's best friend
Treating dogs at a community level with systemic insecticide could considerably reduce the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil, according to a modelling study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. (2018-10-03)
Researchers determine ideal areas and timing for biological control of invasive stink bug
Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective in natural areas bordering crops or at times when certain insecticides aren't being applied. (2019-06-12)
Scientists find chemical that causes 'kidney' failure in mosquitoes
An Ohio State University researcher and his collaborators have discovered a chemical that causes (2013-05-29)
Pesticides not yet proven guilty of causing honeybee declines
The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science. (2012-09-20)
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