Latest Vector Stories
Research on the population of black-legged ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease from host animals to humans, reinforces that it is important to take preventative measures when spending time outdoors.
Scientists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough in the fight against malaria: a mosquito that can no longer give the disease to humans.
Chagas disease, for example, is caused by a parasite that roams with only limited control among the rural poor in Latin America.
SUWANEE, Ga., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it and European Broadband equipment supplier VECTOR have signed an Agreement of Cooperation to jointly market their Access and Transport product portfolios to offer European cable operators a one-stop source for their HFC and fibre infrastructure needs.
PARIS, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the French genome engineering specialist, announces today that Frederic Paques, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, has been invited to present Cellectis' approaches on vectors for meganucleases and genome surgery at the 13th American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, USA, on May 19-22, 2010. Targeted approaches have emerged today as an...
A new bacterial species, found in the gut of the fly that transmits African sleeping sickness, could be engineered to kill the parasite that causes the disease.
In the first survey of sand flies in Panama to use genetic barcoding, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Gorgas Memorial Laboratories identified 20 sand fly species from Barro Colorado Island.
Mosquitoes transmit infectious diseases to millions of people every year, including malaria for which there is no effective vaccine.
The first systematic study of surveillance techniques for the insect vector of Chagas disease in Amazonia concludes that tall palm trees with large amounts of debris on their crowns and stems should be targets for disease surveillance and control.
A new strain of mosquitoes in which females cannot fly may help curb the transmission of dengue fever.
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....