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New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:13

New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

Brazil releases genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 04:10

Even as the vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have now become a global public health threat, Brazil has reportedly released the world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue.

Targeting sperm in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes can help combat malaria

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 15:27

In a new method to fight against malaria, researchers have suggested that reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes can serve as an effective new method to fight against the disease.

UN attacks biting bugs that spread diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:43

Nobody likes mosquitoes, and the World Health Organisation blames them for an array of diseases that kill a million people each year and threaten the health of half the world`s people.

Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:35

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 23:06

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases

Key protein essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitoes found

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:34

Researchers have found that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite.

Fungus can help in fight against mosquitoes

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:07

Researchers have claimed that fungus could be the key to controlling mosquitoes.

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