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Chemical Compound Could Mask Human Smells From Mosquitoes
2013-09-10 10:01:54

Mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous insects on Earth, but researchers from the USDA’s Mosquito and Fly Unit in Gainesville, Florida are currently working on a new form of protection against the blood-sucking, disease-carrying pests.

2012-04-09 13:22:13

Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindness-creating misery with their presence.

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

In a small, narrow, temperature-controlled lab room at Vanderbilt University live some of the most deadly and dangerous animals in the world.

Addressing Pain And Disease On The Fly
2011-12-07 09:29:43

Studies of a protein that fruit flies use to sense heat and chemicals may someday provide solutions to human pain and the control of disease-spreading mosquitoes.

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2010-04-15 08:54:25

Tyrannobdella rex, which means tyrant leech king, is a new species of blood sucker that lives in the remote parts of the Upper Amazon.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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