Tag Archives: Mosquito

28Jan/18

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

18Apr/17

Mystery of mosquito flight solved

A new study sheds light on how mosquitoes manage to fly breaking all the norms of flapping wings, and could inspire future aerodynamic innovations, including micro-scale flying tech.
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09Aug/16

Mosquito “magnet”: Why pests might be picking on you

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — During “mosquito season,” which in the continental U.S. lasts typically from late spring to early fall, when mosquito activity is highest, it may seem like mosquitoes are drawn to some people more than to others. Speculations about the potential causes of this “mosquito affinity” range from differences in blood types, hormones, skin care products or diets we follow.
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07Feb/16
samba dancer Diana Prado performs in a carnival parade

Rio revellers pay tribute to Michael Jackson in street Carnival band

Rio de Janeiro revellers gather at a Michael Jackson-themed street Carnival party amid concerns of the rapidly spreading mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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22Jan/16

CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika outbreak

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women to refrain from traveling to 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America affected by the virus.

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24May/15

Saffron could help combat dengue, says Brazilian study

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (REUTERS) – These tiny little threads can turn foods a magical marigold color. Now it seems that saffron can also help limit the reproduction of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
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