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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...

2013-06-28 11:26:47

UC Davis researchers say emergency room visits remained stable during the last big Sacramento area-wide sprayings for West Nile virus In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. Physicians and scientists from the university and from the California Department...

2013-06-28 04:20:54

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - July 6-7 2013, Libreville and Lambarene, Gabon - Under the High Patronage of H.E. ALI BONGO ONDIMBA 2013 marks the centennial anniversary of Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer Hospital opening in Lambarene, Gabon. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130628/625073 ) To celebrate the legacy of one of the 20th century's greatest humanitarians, the government of the Gabonese Republic is organizing...

2013-06-27 00:20:25

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, JUNE 27: VETO THE MOSQUITO Profile America -- Thursday, June 27th. One of the perennial pests of summer is mosquitoes. While most people think of them as inconvenient, there is a deadly side to these flying insects, in the form of West Nile Virus and malaria. That's why this is...

2013-06-21 23:19:20

In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 23 to June 29, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is sharing a checklist to help homeowners prevent and manage mosquitoes this summer. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 23 to June 29, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is bringing attention to the importance of eliminating the growing threat of mosquitoes that...

2013-06-20 12:30:24

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that CEO Dr. J. Joseph Kim will be presenting an overview of the company as part of the Small Cap Breakthrough Technologies Track at the OneMedForum investor conference taking place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Inovio's PresentationThursday, June 279:40 a.m. EDT A live and archived webcast of the presentation will be available on Inovio's homepage. About OneMedForum...


Latest Malaria Reference Libraries

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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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