Job: Research Associate in Vector Biology at Keele University
There is an exciting opportunity for an applicant with experience in molecular ecology and entomology to join the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, at Keele University for a one year Post Doc. Potential applicants, will have a strong interest in the development of novel vector control strategies for curbing malaria transmission, experience in field entomology and a PhD, or equivalent, in molecular ecology, entomology or vector biology. Closing date for applications is 12 March 2019. Read more
Global Malaria News
Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago
ScienceDaily, 11 February 2019
The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually. Read more
Putting female mosquitoes on human diet drugs could reduce spread of disease
ScienceDaily, 7 February 2019
Researchers report that they have identified drugs that can reduce mosquito hunger for blood. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to human -- male mosquitoes do not consume blood -- is the means by which mosquito-borne infections are passed along, researchers have theorized that reducing the frequency with which female mosquitoes feed is one way to lessen the spread of disease. Read more
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