Scientists engineer mosquitoes that can’t spread malaria

Professor George Christophides holds a cage of mosquitoes. Credit: Imperial College London Scientists have engineered mosquitoes that slow the growth of malaria-causing parasites in their gut, preventing transmission of the disease to humans. The genetic modification mosquitoes to produce compounds in their guts that stunt the growth of parasites, meaning they are unlikely to reach … Read more

Researchers launch global dashboard to track invasive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases

Examples of mosquitoes uploaded to apps used to provide data to the Global Mosquito Observations Dashboard. Credit: USF To combat the ongoing threat of mosquito-borne diseases worldwide, University of South Florida researchers have launched a mosquito-tracking dashboard driven by citizen science—a scalable solution proven effective in a recent USF study. Funded by a four-year grant … Read more