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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...an usual. State health officials recommend using insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus; mosquito-proofing your house by sealing doors and checking window screens; and limiting time outdoors from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. To get rid of mosquito breedi...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...ent enzyme-based defenses that are released during insect attack. This study found that when soybeans (Glyci...naturally produced by soybeans when they are under insect attack. It inhibits further attack once the invader has ingested it. Our results suggest that elevat...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...rs, who are now very cautious and make sure to use insect repellent before going outside. Still, her 9-year-old granddaughter is afraid of the outdoors after seeing what happened, said her daughter. Phillips said she is working hard to convince opponents of spraying of its importance, and has made it a po...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...oneybee colonies has underscored the importance of insect pollinators not only to crops consumed by humans b...rmine whether or not a plant modified to resist an insect pest will also have an effect on other more beneficial insects. Scientists are racing to understan...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...vasive water weed in Africas Lake Victoria. Two insect biocontrol species, weevils in the genus Neochetina, were used, along with mechanical removal, to control the highly invasive water hyacinth, which has also plagued waterways in the southern United States. This method of water hyacinth biocontrol, ...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...rol ponds, probably because of a reduced number of insect predators. They also found that these species survived better in the absence of over-wintered bullfrog tadpoles, which are common to permanent golf course ponds and act as unnatural predators and competitors. Semlitsch said this showed that gre...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...sms by which a pathogen either survives inside the insect body, or is killed by the insects defences. The ... in response to the different pathogens which each insect species encounters, says Dr Christophides. Professor Fotis Kafatos, senior researcher of Imperials...

Another Sexual Attraction is Possible ...

The coming summer vibrates with expressions of insect love and desire. The cicada's songs or the butterflies' bright colours are examples of how an emitting sex attracts conspecific members of the responding sex. Moth odours (pheromones), though less conspicuous for us humans, are also signals by which...

Concern in Mizoram Over Growing Tobacco-related Diseases

... consumption of tobacco cures the field-workers of insect bites has led to the current situation. According to authorities, every year over 1,000 men and women reach hospitals in fading condition, mostly suffering with lung and tongue cancer. Jane R.Ralte, Officer on Special Duty (Health)said: "In Mizo ...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...rdrobe. The fragrant shrub is an excellent natural insect repellent, keeping moths and other insects away. ...l rather lovely it is also one of nature's natural insect repellents. Dry Clean:The chemicals in dry cleaning fluid kill moths and their larvae so regular d...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...ith specially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease....

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

...ortant biocontrol organism that is used to control insect pests and reduces pesticide use, so the more we know about it, the more useful it can be. Insects are the major players in almost every ecosystem on the planet, so we need to know as much as we can about them. The research was supported through t...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...ers are warned to keep sleeves rolled down, to use insect repellant and to watch for bites. But it's Afghanistan's poor who are most vulnerable. Kabul, battered and neglected for years, has the world's worst outbreak of leishmaniasis, health experts say. "It's out of control, absolutely out of control...

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...gh learning phase. Sale of illegal/ spurious seeds insect resistant management, compliance of conditions etc. are various issues that will be taken care of by the Ministry. This Ministry is the Nodal Ministry for implementation of Cartagena Protocol on Bio-Safety. This is an International Agreement under ...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

...clothing, and is primarily used to protect against insect bites. In particular, DEET protects against tick b...d malaria). DEET is believed to work by blocking insect receptors (notably those which detect carbon dioxide and lactic acid) which are used to locate hosts...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

...The incident that led to his incapacitation was an insect bite by a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus. ... was plastering some buildings. The effects of the insect bite were so severe that Kolbuc became a paraplegic three weeks later, at the age of 52. Accordin...

Study Finds That Fruit Flies also Have Free Wills

...st a 'complex robot' as previously thought, but an insect with 'free will' and spontaneity. The study was conducted by an international team of researchers including Alexander Maye and Bjrn Brembs George Sugihara and Chih-hao Hsieh. Brembs said that it negated earlier beliefs about these insects. "An...

Lyme Disease Cases Rising In The U.S

...s. The disease is spread through the bite of its insect vector or carrier- the deer tick. Lyme disease is at its peak between May and October. That is when deer ticks invade yards, underbrush and woods. Accordingly, deer do not carry Lyme disease, but they can carry infected ticks. The bacterium that ...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

...nto trees, expert say. "It's one of the greatest insect emergences on Earth," said Daniel Summers, an ento... 64 to 65 degrees for several days. Biologists and insect experts predict the cicadas will emerge between Tuesday and June 1. The best place to see and he...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

... a range of genes that allow it to attack the many insect and other small creatures that live in the soil. The chitinases' produced by these genes can degrade the casing of insects and small crustaceans. It is not only animals that can feel the wrath of C. botulinum, explains Dr Sebaihia: "The soil can be...

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