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Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, Florida Keys, environment, mosquitoes, health, safety, ecosystems, scientists, experiment, humans )

- 202 days ago -
Imagine a company releasing millions of experimental, genetically engineered, biting insects into a populated island environment, (Florida Keys). Sounds like the plot to a new Jurassic Park, doesn't it? unfortunately, this plot is very real. Tell FDA NO!
We're Ready to Help Fight Zika
Science & Tech  (tags: Zika, World Community Grid, Disease, Vaccines, Mosquitoes, science, scientists, study, research, society, safety, computers, humans )

- 254 days ago -
As the Zika outbreak spreads, and World Community Grid volunteers ask if their donated computing power can be used to help find new vaccines or treatments, we are actively searching for Zika researchers who need to conduct computational research.
Zika Virus: A New Threat and a New Kind of Pandemic âEUR" Phenomena: Germination
Science & Tech  (tags: Mosquitoes, disease, interesting )

- 281 days ago -
National Geographic: A Blog by Maryn McKenna
Why the Arctic's Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, caribou, climate change, mosquitoes, nature, science, wildlife )

- 333 days ago -
Arctic mosquitoes typically emerge all at once in massive, ferocious swarms. The warming Arctic is causing them to emerge earlier, which could spell disaster for caribou.
Researchers to Tap Mosquitoes' Sense of Smell to Develop Rescue Bot
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, rescue, rescue robot, sense, mosquitoes, smell )

- 433 days ago -
A group of researchers will start development next month of a rescue robot that can detect human scents at disaster sites where people may be trapped under debris or earth and sand.
A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent
Science & Tech  (tags: low tech, environment, news, mosquitoes, climate, humans, health, habitat, interesting, concept )

- 1196 days ago -
Over the Fourth of July holiday, my wife and I joined some friends for a barbecue in their backyard. The guests were lively and the space was lovely -- grassy and open but shady and surrounded by lots of shrubs and trees.
Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetically modified fungus, malaria, technology, science, malaria parasite, mosquitoes )

- 2027 days ago -
In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus.For years, Angray Kang at Westminster University and colleagues have been testing
Mutation Fired Outbreak of Deadly Tropical Virus
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA mutation, gene, virus, Chikungunya virus, tropical disease, mosquitoes, humans, infection )

- 3265 days ago -
A simple change in the genetic sequence of the chikungunya virus may have triggered a massive outbreak of the deadly tropical disease on an island in the Indian Ocean. The mutation made it easier for the virus to reproduce inside the mosquitoes.

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