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drones distribute swarms of sterile mosquitoes to stop zika and other diseases




photo: dan vostok/getty images bug off: of the 3,000 mosquito species in the world, just three spread most human diseases.       the deadliest animal onearth, by far, is the mosquito. each year, mosquitoes infect about 700 million people with diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, west nile vi...



drones distribute swarms of sterile mosquitoes to stop zika and other diseases




photo: dan vostok/getty images bug off: of the 3,000 mosquito species in the world, just three spread most human diseases.       the deadliest animal onearth, by far, is the mosquito. each year, mosquitoes infect about 700 million people with diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, west nile vi...



making mosquitoes self-destruct




researchers at the university of california, riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the cas9 enzyme in their germline. the addition of cas9 will enable the use of the crispr gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes' dna.



a bizarre bacteria could be the key to controlling mosquitoes




for 50 years, scientists have known that wolbachia can cause sterility in mosquitoes and other insects. but now they finally understand exactly how it works. the post a bizarre bacteria could be the key to controlling mosquitoes appeared first on wired.



verily's mosquito factory accelerates the fight against zika




early this morning, a white mercedes sprinter van began a delivery route along the streets of fancher creek, a residential neighborhood on the southeastern edge of fresno, california. its cargo? 100,000 live mosquitoes, all male, all incapable of producing offspring. as it crisscrossed fancher creek...



disease resistance successfully spread from modified to wild mosquitoes




image: this is an anopheles gambiae mosquito being injected with hemolymph for a malaria research study. view more credit: niaidwhat: using genetically modified (gm) mosquitoes to reduce or prevent the spread of infectious diseases is a new but rapidly expanding field of investigation. among the c...



officials: gmo mosquitoes aren't 'drugs,' need epa oversight




u.s. food and drug administration officials say genetically modified mosquitoes are not "drugs" and should be regulated by environmental authorities.



in urban baltimore, poor neighborhoods have more mosquitoes




image: senior author shannon ladeau samples pools of water collected in discarded trash for mosquito breeding activity. view more credit: bes photo archive(millbrook, ny) a new study published in the journal of medical entomology reports that in baltimore, maryland, neighborhoods with high levels ...



mosquito gut bacteria may offer clues to malaria control




this microscope image provided by johns hopkins bloomberg school of public health shows genetically modified mosquito larvae glowing with fluorescent markers. mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do, and new research suggests the bugs inside the bugs may help scientists learn to hatch mal...



making mosquitoes self-destruct




crispr/cas9-mediated disruption of genes associated with eye pigment caused eye color to change from black to white. credit: michelle bui, uc riverside.researchers at the university of california, riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the cas9 enzyme in their germline. t...



making mosquitoes self-destruct | eurekalert! science news




image: crispr/cas9-mediated disruption of genes associated with cuticle pigment caused mosquitoes to turn from black to yellow, and disruption of genes associated with eye pigment caused eye color to change from... view more credit: uc riverside.researchers at the university of california, riversi...



almost 100 tiger mosquitoes caught in gelderland village; no reason for panic




a female asian tiger mosquito.inspectors from the dutch product safety board have found 98 tiger mosquitoes, including larvae and pupae in and around the gelderland village of aalten, local broadcaster omroep gelderland said on tuesday.locals were warned two weeks ago to keep an eye out for the asia...



stem cell therapy makes sterile mice fertile again




the thinking, as outlined by science news, is that such a technique could eventually be used to help sterile women conceive. that's probably a few decades away, but the fact that germline stem cells have been proven to work in this context marks a big step forward. other projects, too, are seeing si...



verily's answer to fresno's mosquito woes is 20 million more




when female mosquitoes mate with males infected with the bacteria wolbachia pipientis, the resulting eggs aren't viable. however, females also infected with the bacteria can produce offspring after mating with infected males, and wild mosquitoes of both sexes are found to be infected in some regions...



creating zika-proof mosquitoes means rigging natural selection




gene drives, powered by crispr, promise to wipe out mosquito-borne diseases. but first they'll have to beat nature at her own game: evolution. the post creating zika-proof mosquitoes means rigging natural selection appeared first on wired.



fatal attractions for disease-carrying mosquitoes




image: rukia ahmed, left, and adam mgaya gather larvae of pesticide-resistant mosquitoes in a cattle pasture in the zenet region in tanzania in april, 2017. they reared the larvae of these... view more credit: photo by jesse saroli, isca technologiesmosquitoes, mostly through the transmission of m...



mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fig




image: this composite image shows a dead female anopheles gambiaeetarhizium pingshaense, which has been engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins. the fungus is also... view more credit: brian lovettmalaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the world health organiz...



tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone




image: a researcher recording the buzzing of mosquitoes in a lab. view more credit: kurt hickman/stanford news serviceit's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. this irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repe...



lg is releasing a mosquito-repellent phone, but it probably won’t work




enlargeshare this storylg has launched a new smartphone, the lg k7i, that the company says will repel mosquitoes using ultrasonic waves. the company claims the device addresses a real concern in the phone's target market—india—but many scientists say the underlying tech does not, in fact, rep...



new study sheds light on how mosquitoes wing it




image: culex mosquitoes exhibit unusual aerodynamic mechanisms. streamlines (red) show a vortex along the trailing edge that gives the insects a boost in lift force. view more credit: image credit: bomphrey/nakata/phillips/walkerthe unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for...



how well-fed mosquitoes outwit victims at take-off




stealth and haste are often at the heart of most successful raids, and the forays of famished female mosquitoes are no different. "female mosquitoes need a blood meal to develop their eggs," explains florian muijres, from wageningen university, the netherlands, adding that zipping in and out after a...



rift valley fever virus: an infection mechanism identified




image: model of the rift valley virus fusion protein interacting with a cell membrane (in white and green), obtained using molecular dynamics. the enlargement shows the lipid head 'recognition pocket', with... view more credit: © pablo guardado-calvo, institut pasteurrift valley fever virus, tran...



mosquitoes fatally attracted to deadly, sweet-smelling potion




washington, aug. 23, 2017 -- mosquitoes aren't just blood thirsty. they also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication method. the new, inexpensive technique tricks th...



official's drive against dengue goes viral




a coimbatore corporation official’s social media campaign to destroy dengue spreading mosquitoes at source has gone viral with thousands posting pictures of how they wiped the breeding spots clean.the west tamil nadu city that recorded several cases of dengue in recent months has followed the popu...



watch adele mosquito attack, marriage live concert video




from freaking out over a rogue bat to kissing a dog wearing a shirt with her face on it, adele's known for her candid (and often expletive-filled) reactions during her concerts.so it should come as no surprise that during a concert in brisbane, australia on sunday night, the powerhouse singer let lo...