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Why are mosquitoes attracted to people?

Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to people by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale. This is the outcome of a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Clues offered about Dengue fever

Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year. However, there is no real protection against either of the related viruses. Scientists have been looking into the issue.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Searching for a new way to halt malaria

A research team have identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. It is hoped that this could become the basis of a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How to make people 'invisible' to mosquitoes

Scientists think that it is possible to make an "invisibility cloak"’ to protect people against the blood-sucking insects. The basis of the cloak is the drug used in illegal "party pills."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New antimalarial drugs in development

Lisbon - Researchers have discovered a new class of highly potent antimalarial compounds. These chemicals, developed to fight cancer, appear to be able to kill the malaria causing parasite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Successful project delivers malaria nets to Ghana

Accra - The Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) Project has proposed a model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Ghana.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Chimps contract malaria at the same rate as people

Chimpanzees have been studied for the first time relation to the incidences of malaria. The conclusion is that chimps can contract malaria just as easily as people and have similar survival rates if untreated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How much dengue virus is needed to infect a person?

It is well established that dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes. But just how much of the virus is needed and when are mosquitoes most infectious? New research answers these questions.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Could climate change bring malaria to the UK?

Epidemiologists are calling on the government to take action against the growing threat that mosquito-borne diseases, including potentially fatal malaria, could soon arrive in the UK.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Edible anti-malarial treatment could be developed

Scientists are weighing up the possibilities of developing an edible anti-malarial treatment, manufactured using green algae.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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Dengue-resistance spreads in mosquitoes

Researchers based in Australia have modified a strain of bacteria (Wolbachia pipientis), which has been used to infect...
Mar 17, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle
 

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