Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are likely to evolve resistance against insecticides or unfavourable climate conditions typical in their local environment, according to a new study.

Encephalitis toll rises to 15 in Bihar

With the death of two more children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district on Wednesday, the toll has risen to 15 in Bihar, an official said.

Fatal disease malaria can now be controlled with housing improvements

 Scientists have claimed that housing improvements in certain settings can help eradicate malaria.

How to tackle dengue? Nix mosquito females!

Only female mosquitoes bite because they need blood for developing eggs, and researchers believe that a higher ratio of males could reduce disease transmission.

'Gender-switching' gene in mosquitoes can help fight dengue fever

A team of scientists has found a way to turn disease-spreading female mosquito embryos into males at a genetic level that can lead to powerful population control strategies.

New mosquito-targeting insecticide offers hope of 'malaria-free' future

Researchers have come up with a new antibody insecticide that targets malaria mosquitoes.

New device confirms chikungunya in an hour

With a new assay developed in the US, health workers now have a quick way to detect whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbours the virus that causes chikungunya (CHIKV) within an hour.

Viagra may prevent malaria transmission

 The anti-impotence drug Viagra helps eliminate malaria from the blood circulation which may reduce transmission of the deadly parasite from humans to mosquitoes, a new study has found.

World Malaria Day 2015: Join the fight to defeat malaria

Irengbam Jenny

Malaria is a mosquito borne infectious and communicable disease caused by parasitic protozoa, which is transmitted via the bites of infected mosquitoes. Around 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of this life-threatening disease.

New brighter light bulbs attract less insects

Researchers are developing new kind of light bulbs that are less attractive to specific insect species, including disease-spreading mosquitoes.

Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified
Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified

In what could give a boost to malaria control efforts, researchers have discovered that pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes are drawn to the odour released by a naturally occurring chemical cedrol.

DNA: Abu Azrael, the 'Archangel of Death' for ISIS

Abu Azrael, an Iraqi soldier, dubbed the “father of the archangel of death”, has gained celebrity status for his role in fighting back against Islamic State.

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Study linking malaria transmission, mosquitoes` sexual biology may yield new target for control

A new study has revealed that malaria transmission is linked to mosquitoes' sexual biology, which can lead to new methods of disease control, particularly in regions hardest hit by it.

Mosquitoes fight off infection after sucking blood

 Ever wondered how mosquitoes shuttle disease causing parasites from one person to another while keeping themselves safe?

'Natural plant compounds to combat mosquitoes'

 Researchers have discovered new natural plant compounds that could lead to a new class of safe and effective pesticides to control mosquitoes.

Genes of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes mapped

Researchers have determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles genus to understand why only certain mosquitoes transmit malaria to humans.

Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria
Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria

 A genetic study has revealed that certain species of mosquitoes have evolved to better transmit malaria than even some of their close cousins.

Delhi reports 781 dengue cases till November 22

 There has been a spurt in dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas which reported a total 781 cases till November 22, civic officials said today.

How mosquitoes acquired taste for human blood
How mosquitoes acquired taste for human blood

A new study has revealed that body scent first attracted mosquitoes to acquire the taste for human blood.

Gut bacterium may make mosquitoes less vulnerable to malaria, dengue

A new research has observed that bacterium isolated from the gut of an Aedes mosquito can reduce infection of mosquitoes by malaria parasites and dengue virus.