The chemical is the first novel insect repellent introduced since 2009, and can also fight resistance to many common insect repellents seen today.
Globally, 17% of infectious diseases are spread by vectors - animals that form a bridge between humans and infectious microorganisms to transmit disease.
This is the first time 'cerebral organoids' made from adult stem cells have shown brain activity.
Zika gets transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti.
Zika outbreak: Rajasthan govt slams US CDC alert advising pregnant women against visiting state, says situation 'under control'
The Rajasthan government Thursday challenged the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alert advising pregnant women against travelling to the state due to the outbreak of Zika, the mosquito-borne disease
Zika virus: US agency advises pregnant women not to travel to Rajasthan, likely to affect tourism in state
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to Rajasthan and surrounding states due to an outbreak of the Zika virus.
Amid the Zika outbreak in Rajasthan, scientists are looking at genetic modification as a probable solution as mosquitoes have developed resistance to the standard ways of extermination.
Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: 120 people test positive for virus; govt continues door-to-door screening, awareness programme
The Zika virus disease, a mosquito-borne viral infection is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.
Zika cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan as nine new cases confirmed in Jaipur; govt making efforts to contain mosquito larvae
The first positive case of Zika virus in Jaipur was reported on 21 September which alerted the authorities both at the state and the centre.
Centre, states prepared to adopt preventive measures to check H1N1 flu and Zika outbreak, says JP Nadda
JP Nadda r further stated that he will hold a press conference with all the vulnerable states on Wednesday.
Zika virus in Rajasthan: 60 of 72 patients cured; 68 houses found to be mosquito breeding grounds fined
Since the first Zika virus case was detected in Rajasthan, over 280 teams of the health department have been conducting surveys in the affected areas of the state.
Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar calls allegations 'fabricated and baseless', Zika virus toll reaches 60; top stories of the day
Union minister MJ Akbar terms allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing", Zika virus toll reaches 60 in Rajasthan; and other top stories of the day
Daily Bulletin: MJ Akbar returns to India; 55 cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan; today's top stories
MJ Akbar to return to India amid levelling of sexual harassment allegations against him; Zika virus outbreaks in Rajasthan and other top stories of the day
India eyes biggest Zika outbreak with 50 confirmed cases in Jaipur; teams deployed to carry out fogging, anti-larvae treatment
The state government has been provided information to create awareness about Zika virus.
Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan: 29 people test positive for disease in Jaipur; health ministry says 'everything under control'
The Health Ministry on Tuesday appealed to people not to panic and assured them that the Zika outbreak was under control after 29 people were tested positive for the disease in Rajasthan's Jaipur.
About 14 percent of 1,450 infants had one or more health problems possibly caused by Zika.
Researchers at NBRC carried out investigations to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms.
Proteins protecting mothers from Zika virus are harmful to placenta, foetal growth, says Yale University study
Proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika virus, and help pregnant women fight the infection, can harm the placenta and foetal growth, a study has found.
The data collected from this testing, and from additional studies performed by the manufacturer, demonstrated that the cobas Zika test is an effective test to screen blood donors for Zika virus infection.
The Zika virus can wreak havoc on the brain of a developing fetus, but its destructive power may be harnessed to fight a form of adult brain cancer.