Mosquitoes

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.

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Weapon made from spider toxin destroys mosquitoes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-funded researchers who developed a genetically modified mosquito-killing fungus, a weapon made from spider toxin, that destroys blood-sucking enemies from the inside and helps save people from disease and death.

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.