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Eradicating mosquitos

Israel’s Senecio uses sterile male mosquitos (see here previously) to control the disease-spreading insect. Now, Israel’s diptera.ai has developed a subscription-based “Sterile Insect Technique (SIT-as-a-service)”. Diptera.ai’s customers receive shipments of sterile male mosquitos ready for release. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3909668,00.html https://diptera.ai/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIFpmTYKk2Y

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Protein from mosquitos could treat brain disorders

Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have used a light-sensitive protein derived from mosquitos to regulate the pathways connecting parts of the brain. They believe that the discovery may lead to treatments for neurological disorders such as epilepsy. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-lab-switches-off-brain-connectors-boosting-efforts-to-treat-disorders/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0896627321001616?dgcid=author

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Zapping malaria-spreading mosquitos

Israel’s zzappmalaria uses topographical analysis to determine the formation of bodies of water. It helps professionals scan the fields, find these bodies of water where mosquitos may breed, and upload them to the system so that the spraying team can … Continue reading

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Turning mosquitos against themselves

As reported previously (see here) there are several Israeli innovations developed to help reduce numbers of disease infecting mosquitos. Now Ben Gurion University scientists have discovered and activated bacteria in the male mosquito that is poisonous only to mosquito larvae. … Continue reading

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Catch that mosquito

Israeli startup Bzigo is developing a device that uses lasers to track mosquitos within a room. It then marks the mosquito’s exact location with a red laser once it lands and uses WiFi to send alerts to users.  It is … Continue reading

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Eradicating mosquitos in Brazil

Two Israeli companies are partnering to eliminate deadly mosquitos in Brazil. I’ve already featured Senecio (see here) and its system to release sterile male mosquitos from planes. Now Israel’s Forrest Innovations has developed a new process to silence the mosquito’s … Continue reading

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Wiping out mosquito-borne viruses

Israel’s Senecio has invented and implemented innovative technology for the mass releases of sterile mosquitoes to disrupt the breeding of the virus-spreading insects. It is a vital part of the battle to end diseases such as malaria, Zika virus, yellow … Continue reading

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400 graduating innovators

Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is unveiling this year’s innovations by more than 400 graduating industrial design students. Highlights – a field blood supply kit for medics, a home dialysis machine, artificial fruit to fight global food and … Continue reading

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Protecting Indian crops from fruit flies

I reported previously (Apr 2016) about Israel’s BioFeed which developed a solution that killed the Ziko virus-carrying mosquito without having to spray crops. Now BioFeed’s no-spray fruit-fly solution is helping protect Indian mango farmers against the devastating pest. https://www.israel21c.org/fruit-fly-iron-dome-for-the-farmers-of-india/

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Painting a brighter future

Israeli startup SolarPaint, based on Kibbutz Nahsholim in northern Israel, has developed “electrode-net” (ultra-thin wireframe – similar to mosquito netting) and nanoparticle-infused coating to generate solar power from roofs, walls and, eventually, even roads. https://www.thesolarpaint.com/ http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2017/4/17/israeli-entrepreneurs-see-a-bright-future-for-solar-technology https://www.youtube.com/embed/4R8-ylw0Hf4?rel=0 https://www.youtube.com/embed/QO067NAxiyw?rel-0

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