Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue
But one group of scientists is rolling out trials to breed dengue-resistant bugs in a bid to tackle one of the world's leading mosquito-borne illnesses, raising hopes the untreatable disease can finally be beaten.
In experiments with the species Anopheles gambiae, scientists at Imperial College London tweaked a gene known as double-sex so that more females in each generation could no longer bite or reproduce.361 days ago
For the current study, they estimated a 0.25 probability of any mosquito on a given flight, or an average of one mosquito on every fourth plane.795 days ago
The TV emits ultrasonic waves which are inaudible to humans, but cause mosquitoes to fly away.1191 days ago
Death rates from malaria have dropped by 60% in the past 15 years, meaning millions of lives have been saved.1465 days ago