Researchers are Testing Genetically–Altered Mosquitoes

Mosquitos are one of the most hated insects but their days could be numbered. A team of researchers is currently testing genetically-altered mosquitos that have the potential to spread a lethal infection... Read more »

Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Turned Extinct With Genetic Tweaking

On 24 September, scientists have stated that they were able to wipe out a population of mosquitos in the lab. They used gene editing to program extinction of mosquitoes that carried the... Read more »

Mosquitoes Tested Positive For West Nile Virus in Assinboia Area

The West Nile Virus is now present in Moose Jaw and Southern Areas. The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that they had found mosquitoes which tested positive for the virus. The virus is... Read more »

Toronto Has the First Human Case of West Nile Virus

A resident from Toronto became the first confirmed case of West Nile this year after testing positive for the virus. According to the statement from the public health officials, there is no... Read more »

Landmark experiment Kills 80% Mosquitoes That Carry Dengue Fever and Zika

People all over the world are infected every year by mosquitoes which carry diseases like Zika, chikungunya or Dengue Fever. In a landmark experiment, 80% of the mosquitoes that carried that disease... Read more »

Mosquito Season Brings West Nile Virus in the US

It’s not only summer season, but it’s also mosquito season in the US. They’re annoying, and they’re very dangerous. In Ohio, Washington, and Virginia, they tested positive for the West Nile virus.... Read more »

Bill Gates Funds Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Wipe Out Malaria

The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has funded UK Company called Oxitec for a few years now. Back in 2010, he funded Oxitec to create modified mosquitoes and tackle the Zika virus and... Read more »

Mosquitoes that Carry Zika to Bring Yellow Fever Too

The Zika event of 2016 could transform into a yellow fever event this year if South Florida inhabitants let down their guard with regards to shielding themselves from infection-conveying mosquitoes. There hasn’t... Read more »