Quantcast

Latest Tsetse fly Stories

Decade-Long Study Unlocks Full Genetic Map Of The Deadly Tsetse Fly
2014-04-25 07:15:45

A nearly decade-long study involving more than 140 scientists from around the world has resulted in the successful mapping of the tsetse fly’s genetic code. Researchers involved in the study say this could open the door to scientific breakthroughs...

Zebra Stripes Are Meant To Ward Off Biting Flies
2014-04-01 13:22:59

Zebras are known for their signature black-and-white stripes and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found more evidence that biting flies are actually the reason behind the evolution of this unique coloration.

2014-01-03 15:54:30

Caught in the act!

Innovative Approach Could Ultimately End Sleeping Sickness Disease
2013-10-03 12:29:37

A tag team of two bacteria, one of them genetically modified, has a good chance to reduce or even eliminate the deadly disease African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness

New Hope For Sleeping Sickness Drug
2012-11-30 12:32:48

Scientists recently revealed that X-rays could provide information on a novel biological structure that could possibly be developed into a sleeping sickness drug.

2012-05-22 21:28:08

Lies Van Nieuwenhove, researcher at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, has produced proteins imitating typical parts of the sleeping sickness parasite.

MSU Plan Would Control Deadly Tsetse Fly
2012-05-07 09:41:04

For the first time, scientists have created a satellite-guided plan to effectively control the tsetse fly – an African killer that spreads “sleeping sickness” disease among humans and animals and wipes out $4.5 billion in livestock every year.

2012-04-18 22:10:33

An unprecedented study of intra-uterine lactation in the tsetse fly, published 18 April 2012 in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press, reveals that an enzyme found in the fly's milk functions similarly in mammals, making the tsetse a potential model for lipid metabolism during mammalian lactation.

2012-01-26 02:11:22

Research led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has exploited a revolutionary genetic technique to discover how human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) drugs target the parasite which causes the disease.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
Related