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Insulin can increase mosquitoes’ immunity to West Nile virus

A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers demonstrated that mammalian insulin... Continue Reading →

DEET gives humans an ‘invisibilty cloak’ to fend off mosquito bites

Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET actually affects mosquitos. Past studies have analyzed the chemical structure of the repellent, studied... Continue Reading →

Why Do Some People Always Get Bitten by Mosquitoes, While Others Don’t?

Some people can sit outside all summer long and not suffer from mosquito bites. Others turn into an itchy mess despite bathing in DEET and never leaving the purple glow of the bug zapper. What gives? It's mostly about the invisible chemical... Continue Reading →

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