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  • Increasing levels of light pollution could impact transmission of diseases through mosquitoes

    Oct 21, 2020 | 09:42 am

    Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to research from the University of Notre Dame that was published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • A possible inverse relationship between Dengue and COVID-19 in Brazil

    Sep 25, 2020 | 04:41 am

    Their study titled, “How super-spreader cities, highways, hospital bed availability, and dengue fever influenced the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil,” was released pre-peer review on the preprint medRxiv* early this week.

  • As fires and floods wreak havoc on health, new climate center seeks solutions

    Sep 24, 2020 | 19:22 pm

    For the past month, record-breaking wildfires have torched millions of acres from the Mexican border well into Canada, their smoke producing air so toxic that millions of people remained indoors for days on end while many visited hospitals because of respiratory distress.

  • Sub-seasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict dengue outbreaks

    Aug 26, 2020 | 03:59 am

    A new study demonstrates for the first time that subseasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict outbreaks of dengue fever by estimating mosquito abundance.

  • Genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released in Florida Keys

    Aug 21, 2020 | 04:49 am

    Mosquitoes are known to be vectors or bearers of several viral and protozoal infections such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever, Chikungunya, and malaria. These infections are known to infect and even kill millions around the world each year. In order to tackle this vector-borne menace, researchers have genetically engineered mosquitoes that could replace the infection carrying species of the mosquitoes.

  • Startling report suggests COVID-19 may have first appeared in 2012

    Aug 17, 2020 | 12:02 pm

    Now, a report on the website Independent Science News by researchers Jonathan Latham, and Allison Wilson suggests that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), may not have originated at a Wuhan wet market in 2019, but 1,000 miles away in 2012, in a Chinese mineshaft where workers fell ill with a mysterious, pneumonia-like illness after being exposed to bats.

  • U.S. scientists to create coronavirus strain for human challenge trials

    Aug 17, 2020 | 01:24 am

    Now, a team of scientists in the United States plans to create a coronavirus strain that can be used for human challenge trials, a controversial type of study wherein health volunteers would be vaccinated and intentionally infected with the virus.

  • New system monitors, forecasts outbreak risk of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases

    Aug 5, 2020 | 05:48 am

    Researchers led by Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Pan-American Health Organization have developed a system to monitor and forecast the environmental suitability of transmission of Zika, dengue fever, chikungunya and other diseases carried by species of Aedes mosquitos in the U.S. and neighboring regions.

  • Study explores if prior exposure to common cold viruses may affect SARS-CoV-2 severity

    Jul 30, 2020 | 02:32 am

    A study led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) shows that some healthy individuals possess immune cells capable of recognizing the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

  • Nix gene can help develop future mosquito control techniques

    Jul 15, 2020 | 08:28 am

    Virginia Tech researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for male mosquito flight.