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University of Kentucky researcher to develop artificial blood for mosquitoes
A University of Kentucky professor's laboratory continues to advance research on controlling one of the world's most notorious species of pests, the mosquito. (2015-06-25)
Transgenic mosquitoes are less fertile than their counterparts in nature
A UC Riverside team in the Entomology Department has found that genetically engineered mosquitoes are less fertile and less healthy than mosquitoes that have not been altered. (2004-01-14)
Love hertz
James Cook University researchers have found sex sells when it comes to luring male mosquitoes. (2016-01-06)
Penn State entomologists seek fungus to blunt mosquitoes' sense of smell
Sick people often lose their sense of smell and their appetite. (2009-05-07)
Malaria parasites adapt to mosquito feeding times, study shows
Malaria parasites have evolved to be most infectious at the time of day when mosquitoes feed, to maximise their chances of being spread. (2018-10-04)
Mosquitoes -- how we smell is why they bite, research shows
University of Notre Dame mosquito biologist Zain Syed is studying the olfactory behavior of mosquitoes as a means of developing more effective methods of disease control. (2012-07-02)
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)
Making a friendlier mosquito
Genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot transmit malaria are one hope for battling the disease that still kills over one million people a year. (2004-04-20)
Smaller mosquitoes are more likey to be infected with viruses causing human diseases
An entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the new UI Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability, says smaller mosquitoes are more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans. (2008-11-03)
Mosquitoes can hear from longer distances than previously thought
While most hearing experts would say an eardrum is required for long distance hearing, a new study from Binghamton University and Cornell University has found that Aedes aegypti mosquitos can use their antennae to detect sounds that are at least 10 meters away. (2019-02-07)
Mosquitoes are tuned to seek out temperatures that match warm-blooded hosts
By blocking a specific gene and causing the mosquitoes to lose their ability to distinguish between temperatures, researchers have uncovered part of the molecular mechanism the insects use to fine-tune their heat-seeking behavior. (2015-12-15)
Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers. (2014-07-10)
Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats, researchers find
A Virginia Tech study shows that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts and that dopamine is a key mediator of this process. (2018-01-25)
Mosquitoes fly in rain thanks to low mass
Even though a single raindrop can weigh 50 times more than a mosquito, the insect is still able to fly through a downpour. (2012-06-04)
Blood-sucking mosquitoes keep their cool
The researchers showed that the cooling depended on those drops of fluid the insects excrete from their backsides as they feed. (2011-12-15)
New strategy to fight mosquitoes in a more efficient and sustainable way
Mosquitoes continue to build resistance to existing pesticides. Research has now shown that the chemical substances emitted by one of the mosquito's natural enemies -- the backswimmer -- makes the biological pesticide Bti more deadly. (2016-08-25)
Bacteria play role in preventing spread of malaria
Bacteria in the gut of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito inhibit infection of the insect with Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2009-05-08)
From foe to friend: Mosquitoes that transmit malaria may help fight the disease
In a study published today in Science, researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in Strasbourg, France, discovered that variations in a single gene affect mosquitoes' ability to resist infection by the malaria parasite (2009-10-01)
New GM mosquito sexing technique is step towards malaria control, report scientists
Scientists have genetically modified male mosquitoes to express a glowing protein in their gonads, in an advance that allows them to separate the different sexes quickly. (2005-10-09)
Scientists engineer mosquito immune system to fight Malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have demonstrated that the Anopheles mosquito's innate immune system could be genetically engineered to block the transmission of malaria-causing parasites to humans. (2011-12-22)
Wolbachia bacteria reduce parasite levels and kill the mosquito that spreads malaria
Researchers found that artificial infection with different Wolbachia bacteria strains can significantly reduce levels of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, in the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (2011-05-19)
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)
Insecticide-induced leg loss does not eliminate biting in mosquitoes
Researchers at LSTM have found that mosquitoes that lose multiple legs after contact with insecticide may still be able to spread malaria and lay eggs. (2017-04-25)
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)
Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus, Kansas State University study finds
A Kansas State University study at the Biosecurity Research Institute has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus. (2016-10-04)
Small wings travel far to spread West Nile virus
West Nile virus set the country abuzz when it rapidly spread from coast to coast just a few years after arriving in the United States. (2010-03-01)
Mosquito study shows new, faster way West Nile can spread
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have discovered a quick new way that mosquitoes can pass West Nile virus to each other. (2005-06-06)
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)
Mosquitoes exposed to DEET once are less repelled by it a few hours later
Mosquitoes are able to ignore the smell of the insect repellent DEET within a few hours of being exposed to it, according to research published Feb. (2013-02-20)
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 opened a new chapter in the study of malaria mosquitoes
In December 2016, the American Journal of Vector Ecology published two articles by Yuri Novikov, a scientist at the TSU Biological Institute devoted to the study of ecology and the distribution one of the species of malaria mosquito of the maculipennis complex and its laboratory cultivation. (2016-12-29)
Genetic engineering alters mosquitoes' sense of smell
In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET. (2013-05-29)
Mosquitoes more likely to transmit dengue virus in hot weather
Researchers show that dengue virus in mosquitoes grows and spreads faster at higher temperatures, but slows when temperatures are lower or fluctuate. (2017-12-01)
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)
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)
'Good' mozzie virus might hold key to fighting human disease
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus carried by one of the country's most common pest mosquitoes. (2015-11-17)
Fighting disease from within the mosquito: New techniques to help halt the spread of disease
Scientists have revealed a new technique to introduce disease-blocking bacteria into mosquitoes, with promising results that may halt the spread of diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and potentially malaria. (2013-04-10)
Researchers see more West Nile virus in orchards and vineyards
Washington State University researchers have linked orchards and vineyards with a greater prevalence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes and the insects' ability to spread the virus to birds, horses and people. (2013-01-30)
Zika virus research at Biosecurity Research Institute aims to control, fight mosquitoes
Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research at the Biosecurity Research Institute. (2016-07-01)
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)
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