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Natural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

UC Riverside startup Sensorygen beats entrepreneurs from other University of California campuses
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Researchers identify new approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

UC Riverside study uses gene-editing tool to disrupt serotonin receptor linked to egg production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Researchers to Target Mosquito Egg Production to Curtail Disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito’s ability to use human blood for egg production. Vector mosquitoes need vertebrate blood...

Biologists decipher a key piece of the odor-detection puzzle in flies, mosquitoes

UC Riverside basic discovery offers path to safer products to protect against disease-carrying mosquitoes, chemicals to control crop-damaging pests
By Dennis Meredith | | Science / Technology

Highlander Venture Fund chooses UCR professor’s ‘next-generation’ mosquito repellent for second investment

Up to $500,000 will help a startup company market a killer repellent that’s nontoxic, natural, and sweet-smelling
By Jeanette Marantos | | Business

Genetic changes help mosquitoes survive pesticide attacks

UCR study shows how intensive pesticide use is driving mosquito evolution at the genetic level
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology
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