Mosquitoes

Malaria-proof mosquito tool promising but needs more study

Gene drives are done by scientists in order to create Malaria-proof mosquitoes in California lab. They have hatched mosquitoes that spread a malaria-blocking gene every time they reproduce.

Malaria-proof mosquito tool promising but needs more study

War against mosquitoes transmitting Zika virus ifection attracts applause, controversy

Few companies have received as much attention in recent weeks as Oxitec, a British biotechnology company that breeds genetically modified (GM) insects to combat the spread of diseases such as dengue and the Zika virus infecti

Flowers may attract more dengue mosquitoes to lay eggs

Certain mosquitoes known to transmit dengue and chikungunya are more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers, according to a new study that may lead to novel methods of controlling the diseases.

Mexico unveils world’s first dengue vaccine

Mexico unveiled the world's first approved dengue vaccine, saying the treatment is 60.5 percent effective against dengue and 93.2 percent effective against severe dengue.

Nobel Prize-winning anti-worm drug also tackles ‘malaria’

A parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel Prize, can also be effective against malaria, according to a recent study.

AAP govt mulls using Chinese mosquitoes to take sting out of dengue

The Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) government in Delhi is mulling over over a Chinese proposal to mate genetically-modified mosquitoes with dengue-causing female members of the same species to "root out" the threat of the vector-b

Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs ethics

The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babi

‘Cartography’ of dengue virus rewritten

An international consortium has rewritten the 'cartography' of dengue virus.

First dengue treatment comes closer to reality

As per a new study, first dengue treatment against deadly mosquito-borne disease has come closer to reality.

Phone records may predict timing of dengue epidemics

A new study has revealed that mobile phone records may predict epidemics of mosquito-borne dengue virus.

New mobile app tracks mosquito infestation

A mobile application that provides real-time tracking on mosquito infestation was today launched here to mark World Mosquito Day.

Researchers identify compounds in sweetgrass that keep mosquitoes away

Researchers have claimed that they have identified the compounds in sweetgrass that repel mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes sexual biology key to malaria transmission

Anopheles mosquitoes' sexual biology may be key to their unique ability to transmit malaria in humans, scientists have found...

Mosquitoes sexual biology key to malaria transmission

Insecticide-resistant ‘super mosquito’ discovered

A newly discovered 'super mosquito' has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets...

How mosquitoes transmit malaria decoded

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have determined the genetic sequencing of 16 malaria causing mosquitoes...

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