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New product from Europe comes to Utah for testing in the mosquito control market.
An international research team today reports the first-ever clinical trial demonstrating controlled malaria infection in an African nation in the modern era.
Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.
A research team led by a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside has generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle — the first time such 3D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite.
Researchers have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria.
Malaria is one of the major infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitos, with enormous impact on quality of life.
Each year, across the globe, malaria affects hundreds of millions of people with most cases stemming from third-world countries throughout Africa and surrounding regions. In its latest report, the CDC has noted that in 2011, health experts saw the highest number of malaria cases in the US in more than 40 years.
Malaria is a leading cause of death in tropical and subtropical regions and it is transmitted by a bite from infected female mosquitoes.
In Europe, bats are normally discussed in the context of endangered species threatened by loss of their habitats. However, in recent years, bats have caught the eye of infection biologists.
In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours.
The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...
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