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GM mosquitoes to check dengue menace?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:17

A British company has approached Indian authorities seeking permission for technology trials of a certain genetically-modified mosquito claiming it will fight dengue menace.

App that repels mosquitoes!

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:54

Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:15

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:41

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

Genetically-modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:30

Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.

Secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes unlocked

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12:56

Researchers have found how the unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassale in southern Cote d`Ivoire.

How mosquitoes resist DDT and ITNs revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:54

Researchers have found that a single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets).

Mosquitoes hunt humans by smelling odours

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:26

Mosquitoes track down humans from a distance by the smell of carbon dioxide on our breath and then find exposed areas through skin odours, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.

Google celebrates Carlos Juan Finlay`s 180th birth anniversary

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 09:28

Google celebrates the 180th birth anniversary of Cuban physician and scientist Carlos Juan Finlay through a doodle on Tuesday. Google pays honour to the man who propounded the path-breaking theory that yellow fever was spread by mosquitoes.

Narendra Modi `congratulates` mosquitoes for daring to bite Rahul

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 19:05

In a remark that is likely to trigger another war of words between BJP and Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the mosquitoes of Bundelkhand region for daring to bite Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

364 dengue cases reported in J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 17:16

A total of 364 dengue cases have been reported from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir, with 168 of them surfacing in the border district of Samba only.

Mosquitoes can smell hosts better during night

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 15:40

Researchers have found that the major malaria vector in Africa is able to smell major human host odorants better at night.