Multiple mosquito blood meals accelerate malaria transmission

IMAGE: Plasmodium falciparum parasites developing in the mosquito midgut. view more  Credit: W. Robert Shaw, 2020 (CCBY 2.0) Multiple bouts of blood feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lauren Childs of Virginia Tech, […]

Multiple mosquito blood meals accelerate malaria transmission — ScienceDaily

Multiple bouts of blood feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lauren Childs of Virginia Tech, Flaminia Catteruccia of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues. Given that mosquitoes feed […]

Low oxygen levels in lakes and reservoirs may accelerate global change — ScienceDaily

Because of land use and climate change, lakes and reservoirs globally are seeing large decreases in oxygen concentrations in their bottom waters. It is well-documented that low oxygen levels have detrimental effects on fish and water quality, but little is known about how these conditions will affect the concentration of carbon dioxide and methane in […]

New database to accelerate innovation in emerging photovoltaics

Researchers publish an up-to-date and easy-to-access platform with a global scope. Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto A new database for collecting, displaying, and analyzing the performance of emerging photovoltaic technologies has been spearheaded by researchers in a worldwide international consortium: the Emerging PV Reports initiative. Photovoltaic technologies are most commonly associated with the transition to a […]

Fine tuning the “twist” between 2-D materials in van der Waals heterostructures to help accelerate next gen electronics

This image shows cartoons and micrographics that highlight the new technique of in situ twistronics. Credit: Artem Mishchenko/The University of Manchester A group of international researchers at The University of Manchester have revealed a novel method that could fine tune the angle—”twist”—between atom-thin layers that form exotic manmade nanodevices called van der Waals heterostructures—and help […]

New platform for creating and characterizing material blends could significantly accelerate development

Yale University PhD student Kristof Toth (pictured above) with the electrospray deposition tool he designed, built, and validated in collaboration with staff scientist Gregory Doerk of Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). This CFN tool allows users to blend multiple components–such as polymers, nanoparticles, and small molecules–over a range of compositions in a single […]