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A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent
Science & Tech  (tags: low tech, environment, news, mosquitoes, climate, humans, health, habitat, interesting, concept )

Carrie
- 370 days ago - nytimes.com
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 )

Anna
- 1200 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 )

Eduardo
- 2438 days ago - sciencenow.sciencemag.org
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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