Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Health

Revolutionary approach will allow to stop epidemics of tropical illnesses


Specialists of the University of Rockefeller found the unexpected decision in fight against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying malaria, a Zika virus and Dengue fever. They suggest to give to insects of means for weight reduction, The Daily Mail writes.

Is about the means containing NPY-like receptors. These medicines led to the fact that mosquitoes bit hands of people less often. NPY-like receptors regulate appetite in different organisms, beginning from roundworms and finishing people. They are actively used in the experimental medicines designed to control food behavior and to prevent overeating.

the Main task - to force females of mosquitoes to take the drug. Females bite people (suck their blood) that eggs could develop. Each insect can have several cycles of feeding and postponement of eggs. After feeding the female ceases to look for blood for several days. During this time eggs mature, preparing for adjournment. The medicine suppressing appetite will allow to change behavior of females.

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