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2013-07-23 23:04:26

Golden State Warriors star to join the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in Africa to distribute life-saving bed nets, encourage fans to fight malaria. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 In a few weeks, NBA star Stephen Curry will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nation’s Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. Straight off a record-breaking season with the Golden State Warriors, Curry will visit a refugee camp and...

2013-07-22 08:28:59

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from the level of the genome to individuals to entire ecosystems. The award covers the next five years and renews the work of the...

2013-07-18 12:27:38

Conditions expected to resemble 2012, the deadliest year for West Nile virus in U.S. history SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in 2013 as experts warn of the potential for a second consecutive year of increased activity for the virus. The predictions are based largely on the hot, dry weather conditions in many regions of the U.S. that could resemble 2012, a year that produced the most West Nile virus deaths...

2013-07-17 10:03:38

The global burden of sickle cell anemia (SCA), a hereditary blood disorder, is increasing, with almost half a million babies estimated to be born with the condition in 2050, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Frédéric Piel and colleagues from the University of Oxford and Imperial College in the United Kingdom, and the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, suggests that implementing basic health interventions...

Mosquito Intervention Key To Stopping West Nile Virus
2013-07-17 07:27:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since first being detected in the US in 1999, West Nile virus (WNv) has become a major North American health crisis during the summer mosquito season. Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH, of the CDC, reports that since WNv was first detected, more than 16,000 cases have been confirmed with more than 1,500 deaths. He said it is likely that more than 780,000 illnesses have occurred, with highest incidence rates seen in the Midwest from...

2013-07-15 23:00:05

Crowdfunding Campaign to Feature Kite™ Mosquito Patch – a Small, Wearable Patch Using Patent-Pending Compounds Providing Up to 48 Hours of Protection Against Mosquitoes Riverside, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 ieCrowd, a crowd-powered platform designed to transform innovations into solutions to global challenges, today announced details of the Kite™ Mosquito Patch, a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and...

Determining What Makes Us Appealing As A Mosquito Meal
2013-07-15 07:16:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever awakened from a summer night in the woods, camping with friends, only to find you were the sole victim of a mosquito onslaught? Or have you returned from a hike covered in bites, yet your friends were without? As it turns out, this may occur more than you suspect. According to a Smithsonian Magazine blog citing various studies and news articles on the topic of mosquito bites, it turns out one in five people are...

2013-07-11 14:26:16

Human migrations—from the prehistoric epoch to the present day—have extended cultures across the globe. With these travelers have come unwanted stowaways: mosquito-borne parasites belonging to the Plasmodium species— a group responsible for malaria worldwide. Ananias Escalante, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, as part of a team of collaborators from 10 countries, has been tracking the...

2013-07-02 23:20:49

Local team launches service utilizing Mosquito Shield’s industry-leading mosquito control system West Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Mosquito Shield of Southeastern Pennsylvania is now booking service appointments throughout the region after launching the local franchise in July of 2013. West Chester residents Tina and Rick Brogan have established the local franchise and look forward to bringing this innovative mosquito control solution to their area. “As homeowners ourselves who...

2013-06-29 23:17:44

David Touwsma, President of MosquitoNix Atlanta, a recognized national leader in customized automated misting systems for mosquito and pest prevention for both business and residential properties, leads awareness efforts for active Atlantans to protect themselves, their families and homes of pesky mosquitos and the diseases they carry. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The week of June 23 - June 29 has been declared the seventeenth annual "National Mosquito Control Awareness...


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2005-08-25 10:14:14

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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