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2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

Mosquito Repellant Could Be Frightening For Mosquitoes!
2012-02-28 04:08:12

[ Watch the Video ] Repellant overwhelms their odor sensors, scaring them away In a small, narrow, temperature-controlled lab room at Vanderbilt University live some of the most deadly and dangerous animals in the world. "These are Anopheles mosquitoes that still think that they're in Central Africa. We won't tell them any different," says Laurence Zwiebel, professor of molecular biology and pharmacology. Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes can be killers. In warmer climates, the...

2011-06-30 00:00:27

Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ creates a safe and pure all natural formula to repel annoying pesky biting insects. After extensive research the company has decided to release the key ingredients to their patent pending formula. The ingredients are derived from plants and injected in their environmentally friendly products. Having these ingredients as a base makes Evergreen Researchâ“ž¢ products not only a defense against biting insects, but...

2011-06-06 15:34:00

State Officials Remind Public of Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has reported its earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000, the Department of Environmental Protection said today. The first detection of 2011 was a mosquito collection in Morgan Township, Greene County, on May 17. Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile...

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2011-06-02 05:55:00

In a dramatic breakthrough in the battle against malaria, researchers have identified a low-cost chemical that interferes with a mosquito's ability to detect humans, scientists said on Wednesday. Experts hope the findings could help develop the next generation of mosquito traps and repellents, which could confuse, deter or trap the insects. The chemicals consist of odor molecules that disrupt carbon-dioxide sensors that alert mosquitoes to exhaled human breath, which signals the presence of a...

2011-06-02 01:09:50

Female blood-feeding mosquitoes, some species of which can transmit deadly diseases such as malaria and dengue to humans, largely find their human blood meals by detecting carbon dioxide emitted when people exhale. In a new study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, a research team led by Anandasankar Ray of the University of California, Riverside, identified three types of odor molecules that disrupt the...


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