Virgin Music Festival: Day 2 Recap It"s that time of year again. As spring settles in (albeit slowly), the summer music festival season in Denver is hard on its heels. We"ll be giving you a heads-up about some of these events as they approach-and we"ll start with the annual Westword Music Showcase, to be held June 22, 2013. Orchid and Hound is a pop duo consisting of John Constantine and Lawrence Alarcon they are a pop duo with a classical influence. The duo formed their band last summer and had their first gig last September. They are very excited to be performing at the festival wristbands so quickly after getting together to perform. When asked what was the craziest thing to happen to them so far while performing the answer was a humorous one. It Might Get Loud: PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking. 97 mins. Guitar soloists and trendsetters Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White sit down together to discuss their style, how they crafted it, to teach and to talk all things guitar. SET THE DATE: The date of your event will depend on a couple of things. If it is a birthday or anniversary event wristbands then you are controlled by the date. If it is just a party the date may be controlled by the locations availability. If the event is at your home then you are in control. Pick what ever date you want. I have even gone as far as check with some guests a couple weeks in advance to make sure they are available on a certain date. I really like success! WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE YOUR EVENT? Location is usually the area of the least control. Some locations require a reservation a year in advance, so you can not wait until the last minute. Researching locations 18 - 24 months in advance may help relieve a lot of stress early on. I you are having the party at your house then you just need sport wristbands to deal with the family. So weigh your odds early on! To close multiple folders and applications on Taskbar items at a time, hold down the Ctrl key double click on on each of them in turn. Now right-click with your mouse and select Close Group. What could be better than an evening of free entertainment and an event that helps to support a great cause? Spend an evening out with friends at the unique and friendly Rock Dog Music Festival. Those who attend can expect both good music and good times.

Organism grown inside mosquitoes" bodies stops development of infectious parasite

Chinese scientists may have found a way to stop mosquitoes from spreading malaria, which kills one child every two minutes according to the World Health Organization.

Malaria affects between 200 and 300 million people worldwide every year according to the WHO. Infection is caused by Plasmodium, a parasite that is transmitted through mosquito bites.

A symbiotic bacterium that grows inside the bodies of mosquitoes was discovered by a team at the Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology in Shanghai, and was genetically modified to carry anti-malaria genes that arrest the development of the parasites in the insects" intestinal tracts.

"The bacteria proliferate rapidly in the intestinal tracts of mosquitoes after they take in human blood and thus the ability to inhibit the development of the parasites will increase dramatically," said Wang Sibao, head of the research team at the institute, a branch of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences.

More important, the bacteria can be spread among mosquitoes quickly and widely during mating, and can be passed on to the next generation.

"When mosquitoes with such bacteria lay eggs in water, bacteria stuck to the surface of their eggs will propagate in the water and be ingested by the hatched larvae of the other mosquitoes, meaning that the capability of inhibiting the spread of the disease can be passed to other mosquitoes rapidly," Wang said.

A paper about the research team"s findings was published on the website of Science, an international journal, on Friday.

The authors demonstrated that introducing 5 percent of male or female mosquitoes colonized with the symbiotic bacteria was sufficient for the bacteria to spread through the population and colonize 100 percent of mosquitoes for three subsequent generations, according to one peer review.

Another peer review said: "One of the bottlenecks of paratransgenesis has been the inability to maintain the bacteria in the insect for a prolonged period of time and, importantly, to spread the bacteria to the offspring. In this work, Wang showed that a specific bacterium found in mosquitoes can stay in the insect for a long period of time and be easily propagated to other mosquitoes."

Wang said laboratory tests have been completed, and the team will conduct field experiments in some African countries.

The research may bring new insight to approaches for inhibiting the spread of other infectious diseases, such as dengue fever, which is also spread by mosquitoes, according to the institute.

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, 3,189 Chinese citizens contracted malaria last year. It is increasingly difficult to prevent and fight the disease due to globalization. Only three of the cases last year were contracted locally.

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(China Daily 10/09/2017 page5)