Plant-Based Insect Repellents: A Review of Their Efficacy.

Plant-based repellents have been used in traditional practice as a personal protection measure against host-seeking mosquitoes. Knowledge on traditional repellent plants obtained through ethnobotanical studies, provides valuable resource for the development of new natural products. For example, hanging bruised plants in houses because of the repellency of the plant materials, has been exploited for thousands … Read more

Serendipitous Discovery Offers Hope in Malaria Battle

Scientists are researching ways of preventing mosquitoes

In a fortunate twist of fate, scientists have stumbled upon a naturally occurring strain of bacteria that could potentially halt the transmission of malaria from mosquitoes to humans. The breakthrough came when a colony of mosquitoes in an experiment unexpectedly did not develop the malaria parasite.