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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

New Strategy to Fight Mosquitoes in a More Efficient and Sustainable Way

Aug. 25, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Researchers Find First Direct Evidence That A. Aegypti Mosquito Transmits Zika Virus

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have now directly connected the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas, during an outbreak in southern Mexico. The findings will help scientists to better target ... read more

To Protect Yourself from Malaria Sleep With a Chicken Next to Your Bed

July 20, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odors emitted by species ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may ... read more

July 18, 2016 — With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for ... read more

Battling Toxoplasmosis: International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress

July 15, 2016 — Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from ... read more

Examining Health Care Intervention Design

July 12, 2016 — Rigorous evidence of ‘what works’ to improve health care is in demand, but methods for the development of interventions have not been scrutinized in the same ways as methods for evaluation. The ... read more

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

New Wave of Antimalarial Drugs in Preparation

July 7, 2016 — Malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum remains a major public health problem worldwide. As a continuation of previous research targeting Hsp90, a universal molecular chaperone ... read more

Malaria Study Shows How Multiple Infections Make Disease Worse

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered why infections with the two most common types of malaria parasite combined lead to greater health risks -- because one species helps the other to ... read more

Scientists Discover Maleness Gene in Malaria Mosquitoes

June 30, 2016 — Scientists have isolated a gene, which determines maleness in the species of mosquito that is responsible for transmitting malaria. The research describes identification and characterization of a ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control -- using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Chemists are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria -- for a cost of 50 cents per strip. The work was created as a way to get cheap malaria diagnoses into the hands ... read more

Decreases in Malaria Transmission May Be Followed by Increased Susceptibility in Children

June 28, 2016 — Progress in reducing malaria burden in Africa may have had the paradoxical effect of increasing transmission among older children in recent ... read more

How the Spleen Filters Blood

June 27, 2016 — Engineers have devised a computer model of how slits in the spleen filter blood. The model shows that these slits determine the size, shape, and flexibility of red blood ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Practically all currently available treatments for malaria are based in some form or other on a derivative of artemisinin, a plant substance that is found in the leaves and flowers of annual mugwort ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Insects transmit diseases when, probing for blood vessels, they inject saliva together with viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens into the skin of mammalian hosts. A study in mice suggests a ... read more

Zika's Potential Threat to World Blood Supply Deserves Study and Action

June 14, 2016 — Blood safety researchers say it is highly likely that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can be transmitted through blood transfusions and are calling for an evidence-based approach to protecting the ... read more

June 14, 2016 — A new and inexpensive technique for mass-producing the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin, could help meet global demands for the drug, according to a new ... read more

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