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Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

The research team will use tumor cells in the lab and in mice to test the effect of the Zika virus on glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour.​

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

 Mosquitoes carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, the Zika virus and encephalitis.

Delhi will be made free from dengue and chikungunya, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi will be made free from dengue and chikungunya, says Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he plans to make Delhi free from mosquito-borne diseases.

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Researchers were inspired by toys such as a yoyo and whirlygig that is made using a spherical object suspended on threads which are then pulled to make it spin.

Delhi HC directs government to ensure no dengue or chikungunya cases occur this year

Delhi HC directs government to ensure no dengue or chikungunya cases occur this year

The court also asked the agencies to inform it about what preventive steps they have taken in comparison to last year with regard to breeding of dengue mosquitoes.

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

As per a report on vector-borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), at least 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital as on April 8, 2017. 

Parasitic invasion of malaria takes place by weakening our defences, says study

Parasitic invasion of malaria takes place by weakening our defences, says study

Differences in red blood cell stiffness, due to age or increased cholesterol content, could influence the parasite's ability to invade.

Researchers identify 35 vector species that may be responsible for spreading Zika

Researchers identify 35 vector species that may be responsible for spreading Zika

The new predictive model, detailed in the journal eLife, could streamline the initial step of pinpointing Zika vectors.

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

The study emphasised an urgent need for mosquito-control efforts to take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle.

Dengue and chikungunya – Here's myth-busting info on mosquito-borne diseases!

Only prevention and control of mosquitoes can ensure long-term protection against dengue and chikungunya.

'Surgical strike' needed on dengue, chikungunya: Expert

During a chikungunya or dengue virus outbreak, aggressive vector management and personal protection activities are required to effectively reduce mosquito density and prevent mosquitoes from feeding on infected people.

Chikungunya, dengue outbreak in Delhi: What can you do!

The death toll caused by vector borne diseases has reached 27, which also includes that of a 30-year-old man due to malaria.

Five must-know facts about chikungunya fever!

Till date, chikungunya, which was first reported in 1952, has claimed 12 lives in the national capital this season.

Chikungunya outbreak: No need to panic; have enough medicines, testing facilities in Delhi, says Nadda

As of this morning, Chikungunya has claimed another life, raising the toll to six.

Suffering from chikungunya? Eat these foods to recover fast!

Taking plenty of fluids in the form of water, soups, dals and broths can help flush out virus fast from the body.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: 4 deaths in 24 hours; toll rises to 5

On Monday, a 65-year-old man from Ghaziabad has succumbed to chikungunya at Ganga Ram Hospital, becoming the first victim of vector-borne disease in the national capital.

Chikungunya cases mount to 1057, nearly 90% rise in one week

Safdarjung Hospital which received over a thousand patients in its fever clinics till recently, has reported 328 dengue cases and 532 chikungunya cases this season, a senior official of the hospital told PTI.

Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak: What you can do to protect yourself from these vectors!

Ever since the monsoon season hit Delhi, it has led to a staggering rise in mosquito-breeding because of which, dengue and chikungunya are spreading like wildfire.

Dengue, chikungunya in Delhi: Understanding and identifying mosquito-borne diseases!

While dengue fever is mostly spread by the Aedes aegypti, chikungunya virus is often spread by the Aedes albopictus. However, both types of mosquitoes can spread both diseases.

Delhi: Chikungunya cases on rise, AIIMS tests 885 blood samples positive

Several hospitals in the national capital are reporting increasing cases of chikungunya, including at Safdarjung Hospital where three deaths due to dengue and one due to malaria have taken place this season.