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Phenomena - A science salon hosted by National Geographic Magazine: Defeating dengue by releasing mosquitoes with virus-blocking bacteria



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Risk assessment workshop, Vietnam


A two-day risk assessment workshop was held in Hanoi to elicit opinions from 29 independent scientists, experts and community representatives on...
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Move to Monash for O'Neill/McGraw lab


In June 2011, Eliminate Dengue Program Leader, Professor Scott O'Neill took up the position of Dean of Science at Monash University, Melbourne....
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Visit to Cairns field site by Vietnamese collaborators


In addition to developing the Wolbachia method in Australia the project is also working with local scientists and field sites in Vietnam where we...
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The New York Times: Five Years In, Gauging Impact of Gates Grants


Five years ago, Bill Gates made an extraordinary offer: he invited the world’s scientists to submit ideas for tackling the biggest problems...
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The New York Times: Microbes: Fighting mosquito-transmitted viruses with bacteria that infect many insects


A type of bacteria that infects many insects may make mosquitoes more resistant to viruses that can be dangerous to humans, researchers have found.
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Ciência: Bactéria age como vacina para dengue em insecto


A type of bacteria that infects many insects may make mosquitoes more resistant to viruses that can be dangerous to humans, researchers have found.
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Ethical Social Cultural Grant, Vietnam - Successful workshop in Hanoi


The first introduction workshop was held in Hanoi on Tuesday 28 July to educate senior Ministry of Health officials on the concepts and future...
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Community Engagement - ESC Grant


Recently our community engagement activities have expanded in Vietnam through the award of an additional grant from the University of Toronto that...
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Characterization of the Aedes aegypti population on an island field site in Vietnam


We have now assessed the long-term seasonal abundance and spatial distribution of Ae. aegypti as a precursor to the development of a vector control...
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Official launch of GCGH field cage in Nha Trang, central Vietnam


A purpose built GCGH field cage for studying the survivorship of Aedes aegypti under field conditions in Vietnam was officially launched during a...
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Scientific American: Infecting mosquitoes before they infect us


A study in the journal Science shows that infecting disease-carrying mosquitoes with the bacteria Wolbachia could be an...
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Los Angeles Times: Mosquito solution: Bite them first


Australian researchers work on a way to infect them with a parasite that cuts their life span by more than half, minimizing the time the insects...
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BBC News: 'Bug' could combat dengue fever


Humans could be protected from dengue fever by infecting the mosquitoes carrying it with a parasite which halves their lifespan, say researchers.
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Taipei Times: Australian scientist claims breakthrough on dengue fever



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Washington Times: Older mosquitoes more likely to spread disease


Old mosquitoes usually spread disease, so Australian researchers figured out a way to make the pests die younger - naturally, not poisoned.
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The Age: Putting bite on dengue


Australian researchers have made a breakthrough that could help curb the spread of dengue fever, a tropical disease which kills thousands of people...
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Český Rozhlas: Bakterie mohou kontrolovat horečku dengue


Zkrácení komářího života by mohlo udržet pod kontrolou šíření horečky dengue.
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BBC Brasil: Bacteria pode ser arma contra dengue, diz estudo


Os seres humanos podem se proteger da dengue adotando a estratégia de infectar os mosquitos Aedes aegypti, portadores do vírus,...
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Third Annual Progress Meeting


The project's 3rd Annual Progress Meeting was held at Hanoi and Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam (March 22-28, 2008), and participants combined...
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