How Long do Mosquitos Live (Life Cycle of a Mosquito)

How Long do Mosquitos Live (Life Cycle of a Mosquito)

Mosquito Life Cycle Birth Of A Bloodsucker: A Mosquito’s Life If there’s anything good about mosquitoes, it’s that they don’t live very long. The entire mosquito life cycle can be counted in days. Once they emerge from their pupal cocoons and take flight, male mosquitoes last less than a week, the females maybe a couple of months, and that’s only with ideal conditions. The bad news is that they are an extremely hardy type of insect. According to the University of California-Davis Mosquito Research Program, mosquitoes have been around for…

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Parrots collaborate with invisible partners

Parrots

New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations. It is well known that certain mammals and birds live in groups and help each other find food, care for the young, hunt or keep watch. Now, in a first, a new study describes that a parrot species — the peach-fronted conure — is capable of a very sophisticated form of collaboration: These birds are somehow able to…

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Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus

Mosquito

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Led by biologists at the University of California San Diego, the research team describes details of the achievement in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue in humans, on January 16 in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Researchers in UC San Diego Associate Professor Omar Akbari’s lab worked with colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in identifying a broad spectrum human antibody for dengue suppression. The development marks the first engineered approach in…

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The Link between Inflammation and Mental Sluggishness

The Link between Inflammation and Mental Sluggishness

With regards to mental condition, An estimated 12M UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as ‘sluggishness’ or ‘brain fog’. This condition is often as debilitating as the disease itself. Source: University of Birmingham. A team in the University’s Centre for Human Brain Health investigated the link between this mental fog and inflammation and the body’s response to illness. In a study published in Neuroimage, they show that inflammation appears to have a particular negative impact on the brain’s…

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