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2012-08-23 01:28:21

Mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) caused 26 deaths already this year, and nearly 700 cases had been reported by mid-August according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WNV had become "old news" among the public and the media. Furthermore, funding to support research, training and education, and surveillance and vector control had waned. Now there is an urgent imperative to redouble our efforts to understand and control this dangerous virus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic...

2012-08-22 10:24:37

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from SRI International finds that mosquitoes commonly found in the United States can be infected with a disease-causing virus from Asia. The research findings are from a recent study that modeled how mosquito-borne infections can become introduced. Study findings are published in the August 2012 issue of the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. In laboratory experiments, researchers demonstrated that mosquitoes from...

2012-06-20 06:26:19

RICHMOND, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the summer of 2012 may be one of the worst on record in years for mosquitoes. But the upcoming "National Mosquito Control Awareness Week" (June 24 - 30) sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association, is bad news for mosquitoes as it brings heightened attention on what Americans can do to protect themselves from the pesky and disease-bearing vectors. Whether from the...

2012-06-18 11:20:31

Newly clarified function of 'indirect pathways' from brain to spinal motor neurons, controlling dexterous hand movements by newly developed 'the double viral vector transfection technique' The collaborative research team led by Professor Tadashi ISA, Project Assistant Professor Masaharu KINOSHITA from The National Institute for Physiological Sciences, The National Institutes of Natural Sciences and Fukushima Medical University and Kyoto University, developed "the double viral vector...

Mosquitoes Incapable Of Transmitting Malaria Created
2012-06-12 13:10:31

Advance provides genetic options for controlling spread of deadly disease Mosquitoes bred to be unable to infect people with the malaria parasite are an attractive approach to helping curb one of the world´s most pressing public health issues, according to UC Irvine scientists. Anthony James and colleagues from UCI and the Pasteur Institute in Paris have produced a model of the Anopheles stephensi mosquito – a major source of malaria in India and the Middle East – that...

2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2012-05-22 02:26:23

RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids rejoice as outdoor pools open, backyard grills are dusted off and all of a sudden white is popping up replacing blue jeans. Yes, the unofficial start to summer is upon us, and unfortunately, so is a bumper crop of mosquitoes and ticks. The summer of 2012 is being predicted by health officials as one of the worst seasons in recent history for mosquitoes and ticks, but there are five simple steps you can follow to protect yourself to keep...

2012-05-16 06:27:09

SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the area of long-term protein delivery for ocular diseases, and Lonza, a global leader in the field of biologics manufacturing, today announced a manufacturing collaboration focused on process development and scale-up efforts for the manufacturing of adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors for gene therapy. AAV vectors are rapidly becoming one of the most promising gene delivery vehicles for the...

2012-05-16 02:30:21

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring brings welcomed warmer weather when everyone wants to be outside. But, danger lurks in the form of unwelcome insects and ticks that can transmit a variety of diseases to humans. "Ticks can infect thousands of people with a number of serious, sometimes deadly, illnesses including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and others," says Marc Dolan, senior research biologist at the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne...

2012-05-01 10:24:13

RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 250,000 Americans, the bite of a deer tick meant the start of a life changing disease. With record warm temperatures and the start of May's National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mosquito Squad (http://www.mosquitosquad.com) is on watch and has six tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control...


Latest Vector Reference Libraries

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2008-08-06 17:58:39

The Deer Fly (Chrysops spp.), also known as the "yellow fly", is a fly of the family Tabanidae that can be a pest to cattle, horses, and humans. It is often found in damp environments, such as wetlands or forests. It lays clusters of shiny black eggs on the leaves of small plants by water. The aquatic larvae feed on small insects and pupate in the mud at the edge of the water. The Deer Fly is often considered a horse-fly. A distinguishing characteristic is its patterned gold or green eyes....

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