Monday, 24 October 2016

Using mosquitoes to fight disease

Some 3,000 Wolbachia-carrying male Aedes aegypti mosquiotes were released to the environment at Braddell Heights.

Bred by Environmental Health Institute, the male mosquitoes neither bite humans nor transmit disease.

Their function is to infect female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria so that the eggs cannot be hatched.


NEA


Reference: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/3000-wolbachia-infected-mosquitoes-released-at-braddell-heights-in-study-to-curb-mozzies

Science breakthrough: Scientists reverse Alzheimer's in mice





After ten years of research, scientists are able to reverse Alzheimer's in mice as they are able to identify an enzyme called Caspase-2 that attacks a protein called tau.

Reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3838621/Alzheimer-s-breakthrough-Scientists-REVERSE-disease-mice-bringing-closer-cure.html