Brain, behavior problems follow Zika in newborn monkeys

New research with rhesus monkeys indicates brain and behavior problems resulting from Zika virus infection soon after birth.

Lisa Newbern-Emory • futurity
today ~5 min

Tags: brains zika viruses babies health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Treating fabric with this pesticide zaps mosquitoes

Transfluthrin, a pesticide that can kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes, could be applied to bed nets and curtains.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pesticides malaria fabric health-and-medicine mosquitoes

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.

Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Professor of Epidemiology, Universidade de São Paulo • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: health climate covid-19 coronavirus ebola pandemic malaria forests disease epidemics wildlife deforestation bats wildlife-trade monkeys mosquitoes yellow-fever zoonoses vectors carrying-capacity

How to protect kids from tick and mosquito bug bites

"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects parents childrens-health ticks lyme-disease parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Volcanic glass spray can kill mosquitoes

A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: insects pesticides malaria glass science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes coatings

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.

Natalie Kofler, Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  brazil  zika  malaysia  risk-assessment  florida  mosquitoes  dengue  population-control  aedes-aegypti  oxitec  mosquito-control  gm-mosquitoes

Early evening is the prime time for malaria infection

Mosquitoes are more likely to infect people with malaria in the early evening than in the middle of the night or the early morning, researchers find.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: malaria temperature parasites time health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Mosquitoes stalk human warmth with ‘cooling cells’

Mosquitoes are one of the planet's deadliest animals. New research clarifies how they use the warmth of our bodies to find a meal.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sensors temperature science-and-technology mosquitoes

Compound keeps mosquitoes from spreading malaria parasite

A new drug target may offer a way to keep the malaria parasite from spreading, researchers say.

Holly Bennett-U. Melbourne • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: malaria parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Bed nets with extra layer better shield against malaria

An extra barrier layer above malaria bed nets significantly improves their performance, a new study shows.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pesticides malaria health-and-medicine mosquitoes

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