Mosquitoes

Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the National

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Researchers Discover How Mosquitoes Smell Human Sweat

One element all mosquitoes have in common is their complex sense of smell. Mosquitoes must seek out blood meals (a mosquito “bite” to humans) to reproduce and water sources to lay eggs; however, they have poor vision and instead use scent to find their next meal.

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019

One of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases — remains a critically important public health and biomedical research challenge. Despite remarkable advances in reducing malaria incidence and deaths since 2000, recent progress has become stagnant and has even reversed in some regions.