Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Huffinton Post Article on my dad and his work on Mosquitoes

 "As Earth's climate changes, it will do far more than maroon polar bears amid melting ice," Dr. Epstein wrote in the introduction to his 2011 book "Changing Planet, Changing Health." He went on to link climate change with deadly heat waves and heavy rains, and explained how it is a driving force for the spread of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and shrinking supplies of clean water."

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MOSQUITO wins Points North Pitch at Camden Film Fest

We won the Points North Pitch! Check out the Indiewire article here. We were so thrilled to be included and learned a great deal from the process.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Brewing Up Double-Edged Delicacies for Mosquitoes"

Today's Science Times reports a simple idea that just might turn out to be pretty profound...

"On what food do mosquitoes live? Orgiastic gouts of human blood that distend their abdomens and render them almost unable to move — right?"...


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Author Sonia Shah speaking in Pittsburgh

 Chatham University to welcome journalist Sonia Shah, author of “The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years,” to give free public lecture on Oct. 4th

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Spermless mosquitoes could help halt malaria spread"

Source: reuters // Reuters
By Kate Kelland
LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Releasing genetically modified, spermless male mosquitoes into the wild could in future help to prevent malaria transmission and reduce the chances of large outbreaks of the killer disease, British scientists said on Monday.


Better You Than Me: Scientists Sicken Mosquitoes To Stop Dengue

Listen to the story!

"Scientists in Australia are using a bacterium to try to stop a deadly virus in its tracks.
The dengue virus causes a potentially fatal flu-like illness. The World Health Organization says the number of cases of dengue around the world is skyrocketing, and the disease is endemic in more than 100 countries. It has even shown up in Florida recently. There's no vaccine against the virus yet, so control efforts have focused on the mosquito that transmits the disease...."

More at NPR

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Filming mosquitoes and lasers with the talented Yoni Brook!

We had a really fun shoot today at Columbia University with the Marka Group. Finally got the chance to film the lasers themselves thanks to special glasses. And, the cineslider is incredible!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

Just read the Harper's review of Sonia Shah's newest book. Lots of great info. Interested in reaching out to her about the film project...

“Human history marches to the beat of what? A big brass band? A choir singing hymns? The lub-dub of the human heart? Sonia Shah’s tour-de-force history of malaria will convince you that the real soundtrack to our collective fate is none of these: it is the syncopated whine-slap, whine-slap of man and mosquito duking it out over the eons.”
-- The New York Times