Piracicaba, Brazil Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. Lab-Engineered A'Franken-FlyA' Could Combat Zika VirusRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | American Society for Quality

    At the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Latin America, Brazil and world health officials have embraced a lab-engineered 'Franken-fly' as a potential weapon to control a frightening virus suspected of causing horrific birth defects in newborns. But six years after a pioneering test run in Key West was first proposed, a plan to deploy the genetically modified bugs in the U.S. remains on indeterminate hold.

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  2. UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insectsRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the Americas. The virus has been linked to a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads, or microcephaly, in Brazil and French Polynesia.

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  3. Stepping up the war on mosquitoesRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | The Star Online

    As mosquitoes buzzed about on her veranda in Johannesburg, South Africa, one recent evening, Maureen Coetzee didn't reach for bug spray or a swatter. She dashed inside, grabbed a device resembling a drinking straw and sucked four mosquitoes into a specimen jar.

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  4. Despite Zika threat, plan to test 'Franken-fly' remains in federal review limboRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    At the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Latin America, Brazil and world health officials have embraced a lab-engineered "Franken-fly" as a potential weapon to control a frightening virus suspected of causing horrific birth defects in newborns. But six years after a pioneering test run in Key West was first proposed, a plan to deploy the genetically modified bugs in the U.S. remains on indeterminate hold.

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  5. UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | MyFoxAtlanta

    The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the Americas. The virus has been linked to a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads, or microcephaly, in Brazil and French Polynesia.

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  6. Despite Zika threat, plan to test 'Franken-fly' remains in federal review limboRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    At the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Latin America, Brazil and world health officials have embraced a lab-engineered "Franken-fly" as a potential weapon to control a frightening virus suspected of causing horrific birth defects in newborns. But six years after a pioneering test run in Key West was first proposed, a plan to deploy the genetically modified bugs in the U.S. remains on indeterminate hold.

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  7. Inside the Mosquito Factory That Could Stop Dengue and ZikaRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | Tech Review

    ... won't survive. Click on the above image to see slideshow of other pictures. As a van travels through Piracicaba, Brazil, a fan helps disperse GM mosquitoes through a funnel. Even a small test area requires four million mosquitoes a month. Click on ...

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  8. Inside the Economics of the First GM MosquitoRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | Tech Review

    ... but that is long enough to compete for mates. Their offspring won't survive. As a van travels through Piracicaba, Brazil, a fan helps disperse GM mosquitoes through a funnel. Even a small test area requires four million mosquitoes a month. Oxitec ...

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  9. U.N.: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | O-R Online

    Brazilís Health Minister Marcelo Castro speaks during a meeting with the diplomats of the European Union in Brazil, about measures taken to combat the mosquito that carries the Zika virus, at the headquarters of the European Union, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2016.

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  10. Orange County leaders meet to discuss Zika preparednessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | WFTV Orlando

    ... o produce offspring that don't live are trapped inside a container before being released into the wild in Piracicaba, Brazil as part of an effort to kill the local population. (AP/Andre Penner)

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  11. Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Echo

    ... container before being released into the wild by a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, in Piracicaba, Brazil, as part of an effort to kill the local Aedes population, a vector for the Zika virus. Gonzalo Vazquez, an environmental ...

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  12. Despite Zika threat, plan to test a Franken-flya in Keys remains in federal review limboRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Florida International University's Matthew DeGannaro holds his arm in a test to monitor mosquito attraction to the human scent in his research to help combat the Zika virus that is transmitted by the mosquito. At the center of the Zika outbreak in Latin America, Brazil and world health officials have embraced a lab-engineered "Franken-fly" as a potential weapon to control a frightening virus suspected of causing horrific birth defects in newborns.

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  13. Zika Virus Outbreak a Serious Public Health ConcernRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | El Observador

    Hilbert Morales, M.P.H. / El Observador At southeastern Brazil's town of Piracicaba, genetic engineering is being used to produce modified sterile mosquitoes being used to reduce the mosquito as a vector of the ZIKA VIRUS.

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  14. UN Readies Nuclear Solution to Destroy the VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Bloomberg

    Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae. The Brazilian outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization.

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  15. tomorrowWelcome to the Age of Robot AnimalsAre mosquito soldiers the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | New York Magazine

    Something tells me you've heard of the Zika virus - in fact, something tells me you are presently freaking out about it. That panic, I'm here to tell you, is not exactly rational , since the virus poses quite a limited threat to anyone older than one trimester and since doctors are still unwilling to actually blame it for the rash of birth defects in Brazil.

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  16. Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquitoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are a vector for the spread of the Zika virus, in Piracicaba, Brazil. Oxite... (AP Photo/Leo Correa). In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, youth play on a street with stagnate floodwater in the Parque Sao ...

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  17. 10 Zika cases reported in Texas so far in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | KHOU-TV Houston

    ... container before being released into the wild by a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, in Piracicaba, Brazil, as part of an effort to kill the local Aedes population, a vector for the Zika virus. 'This mosquito really is a bear to ...

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  18. Zika virus: Releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    Now, scientists at British biotech company Oxitec, a spin off from Oxford University, are claiming that the virus could be brought under control fast Brazil has been hit hardest with nearly 4,000 cases so far and the virus has spread to more than 30 countries, including Ireland. Now, scientists at British biotech company Oxitec, a spin off from Oxford University, are claiming that the virus could be brought under control fast if millions of genetically modified mosquitoes were released into the wild.

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  19. The Buzz around Intrexon CorporationRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2016 | Dissident Voice

    ... War, and the reemerging War against the twin Red-though capitalist-Menaces Russia and China. At any rate, Piracicaba, Brazil, according to an Intrexon briefing at a JP Morgan sponsored conference, was the site of the "world's first municipality to ...

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  20. War against mosquitoes transmitting Zika attracts applause, controversyRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2016 | Nerve News

    Few companies have received as much attention in recent weeks as Oxitec, a British biotechnology company that breeds genetically modified insects to combat the spread of diseases such as dengue and the Zika virus. Oxitec releases GM male mosquitoes with a self-limiting gene, essentially rendering them sterile and causing any offspring to die before they reach adulthood, XInhua reported.

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