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'The Treacherous Scent of a Human'

Walter Leal in lab

It's a killer, pure and simple. But the issue is as complex as it comes. The malaria mosquito, from the genus Anopheles, infects some 350 to 500 million people a year, killing more than a million. Most are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Female...

Walter Leal in lab
Walter Leal in lab

CHEMICAL ECOLOGIST Walter Leal working in his UC Davis lab. His lab revealed the secret mode of the insect repellent DEET in groundbreaking research published in 2008.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Killer
Killer

FEMALE MALARIA MOSQUITO, Anopheles gambiae, needs a blood meal to develop her eggs. Every year malaria mosquitoes infect some 350 to 500 million people a year, killing more than a million. (Photo by malaria researcher Anton Cornel, UC Davis Department of Entomology)

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:57 PM
Tags: malaria (8), Nature journal (5), Walter Leal (51)

Attacking Anopheles

Malaria Researcher

Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito that transmits malaria, has a new foe. And his first name is Win. Win Surachetpong, a UC Davis doctoral candidate in immunology with a designed emphasis in vector-borne disease, has just received the American Committee...

Malaria Researcher
Malaria Researcher

MALARIA RESEARCHER Win Surachetpong in the Shirley Luckhart lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM

What's Medical Entomology?

Thomas Scott in Kenya

What's medical entomolology? Anyone who's an entomologist or who works in entomology is asked that question periodically. Medical, they know. Entomology? Often not. But medical entomology? Well, it's the study of relationships among arthorpods,...

Thomas Scott in Kenya
Thomas Scott in Kenya

IN KENYA--UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott, towers above schoolchildren in Kenya in a photo taken in 2004. (He's 6-foot, 6-inches tall.)

Mosquito that tranmits dengue
Mosquito that tranmits dengue

THE CULPRIT--This is the mosquito, Aedes egypti, that transmits dengue. UC Davis entomologist Thomas Scott is a leading authority on the mosquito and the disease. See http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/tomscottdengue.html. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM

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