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New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior

(Phys.org) —Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at the University of Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through which disease virus ...

Scientists successfully edit genes of dengue fever mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a key contributor to the spread of potentially deadly diseases such as dengue and malaria, as they harbor parasites and viruses that are spread when mosquitoes bite humans and animals. Now, researchers at the ...

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

Zika virus (ZIKV), which causes Zika virus disease, is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. An infected pregnant woman can pass ZIKV to her fetus during pregnancy ...

Scientists use CRISPR to discover Zika and dengue weaknesses

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have performed the first CRISPR/Cas9 screen to discover human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication. This work, led by Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant ...

Dengue-resistant mosquitoes to be released next year

(PhysOrg.com) -- Every year, dengue fever infects up to 100 million people and kills more than 20,000 of them. In an effort to reduce these numbers, scientists have infected mosquitoes with bacteria that makes them less able ...

Scientists identify antivirus system

(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells.

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