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2014-05-30 04:22:23

OXFORD, England, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec's genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes have taken wing for the first time in Panama, as part of an innovative approach to combatting the pests that spread dengue fever. Following official approval from Panama's National Biosafety Committee in January, the first of Oxitec's GE mosquitoes have been released in a suburb of the Arraijan district, west of Panama City, as part of a controlled field experiment to evaluate...

2014-05-29 16:26:48

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) announced today that C. Richter (Rick) King, PhD, has been named Director of Research & Development (R&D). MVI drives the development of safe and effective vaccines to combat malaria. Malaria still kills more than 600,000 people worldwide, and half the world's population remains at risk of contracting the disease. Dr. King is an accomplished scientist with more than 25 years of...

Parasite-Blocking Antigen Discovery May Lead To Malaria Vaccine
2014-05-23 08:37:58

[ Watch the Video: Protein May Lead To Malaria Vaccine ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malaria remains a dangerous disease in the developing world, killing more than 627,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because most deaths associated with malaria occur in children in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding a vaccine against the deadly virus is all too important. New research, by a team from Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), has uncovered...

2014-05-19 23:01:21

Local team’s mosquito control service adds tick product to help protect residents from both mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Woolwich Township, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Southern New Jersey has expanded its offerings to include an innovative Tick Shield product and has already begun its residential spraying service in the region. The Southern New Jersey franchise is in its second year of operation, servicing customers in Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties....

2014-05-19 16:21:23

ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Six of the cities are in the Midwest region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/88961 The cities are ranked by the number of mosquito treatments the company performed in 2013. 1. Atlanta 2. Chicago 3. Washington, D.C. 4. Detroit 5. Raleigh-Durham 6. Boston 7. Houston...

2014-05-19 11:37:51

The Lancet For the first time, scientists have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that the chance of a dengue outbreak is enough of a possibility to warrant a high-alert warning in the three northeastern venues (Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife) but is likely to be generally low in all 12 host cities. Dengue is a viral...

2014-05-19 08:22:32

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the world's largest pest control provider, today announced the nationwide rollout of a new environmentally friendly mosquito service for both residential and commercial customers. The service will include the use of a new, patented mosquito control technology. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-05-17 23:01:08

Mosquito Shield Franchise Corp will present at Dallas Expo. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control to prospective franchisees at the two-day Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo to be held at Dallas Market Hall. The regional event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering expansion opportunities, takes place between May 17 and May 18. The show...

2014-05-16 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito. The infected mosquito was found May 13 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. "DEP is committed to monitoring the mosquito population, so that when the virus is identified, our staff are able to act quickly to prevent additional spread," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo...

Single Cell Genome Sequencing Of Malaria Parasites
2014-05-11 03:52:59

Wellcome Trust Single-cell genomics could provide new insight into the biology of Malaria parasites, including their virulence and levels of drug resistance, to ultimately improve treatment and control of the disease, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health. The findings are revealed in a study by researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and published today in the journal Genome Research. Malaria infections commonly...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'