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Tuesday, February 25, 2020



'What makes some flowers more attractive to mosquitoes decoded'

January 27, 2020 4:52 pm

According to the study, the orchid produces a finely balanced bouquet of chemical compounds that stimulate the sense of smell in mosquitoes.

World Mosquito Day 2019: Children's books that share mosquito facts in a fun way

August 20, 2019 1:45 pm

World Mosquito Day: Here are some children's books that share some interesting facts about mosquitoes, which have been around 30 million years, in a fun and interesting way.

World Mosquito Day 2019: Plants that can help ward off the insects

August 20, 2019 1:23 pm

Human contempt for the species goes as far back as 1897, when Sir Ronald Ross — a British medical doctor — discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission.

Ayurvedic ways to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon

August 17, 2019 9:17 am

Growing plants like tulsi, lavender, lemongrass, marigold and mint is helpful as they act as natural and effective mosquito repellents.

How scientists plan to end malaria: by getting mosquitoes to self-destruct

September 25, 2018 4:44 pm

Scientists envisage that malaria could be eliminated within two decades if this method is as successful as laboratory tests have indicated.

World Mosquito Day: Will we ever rid this planet of mosquitoes?

October 04, 2018 4:34 pm

Science, technology and decades of invention and research – here are all the advances in the human war against mosquitoes.

Specially-bred mosquitoes help prevent dengue outbreaks: Research

August 07, 2018 4:11 pm

Researchers are now conducting a randomised controlled trial in Indonesia. In Brazil, mosquitoes have been introduced in Rio de Janeiro, with the hopes of countering Zika virus outbreaks.

The mosquito: Why the 'little fly' of many diseases survives efforts to eradicate it

February 16, 2016 5:25 pm

No longer an irritating nuisance, these tiny creatures have caused millions of deaths worldwide. Closer home as many as 11,26,661 cases of malaria were identified with 287 deaths in the country in 2015.

Fighting mosquito with mosquito: A GM-size bite against dengue

August 31, 2015 3:35 am

Experiment using mutant male Aedes aegypti that are sterile currently under way in Maharashtra, award-winning technology has been a success in Brazil.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

July 02, 2014 10:29 am

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding.