Could a Warming Planet Increase the Spread of the Zika and West Nile Viruses?
Climate change may be supercharging mosquito evolution and making more of the world hospitable to the insects that can carry dangerous diseases.
Scientists Launch an Effort to Eradicate Malaria With Gene-Edited Mosquitoes
In a high-security lab in Italy, scientists have launched a large-scale experiment to genetically modify mosquitoes with an end goal of potentially eradicating malaria in Africa.
Are Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Scarier Than Dengue Fever?
A proposed mosquito-control tactic in Florida is riling up citizens who fear messing with Mother Nature.
Tackling West Nile With Bacteria May Worsen the Disease
New research involving West Nile Virus suggests scientists should exercise extreme caution when using an experimental form of disease control.
The Mosquito Breeder: Breeding Bugs to Fight Malaria
Malaria research needs a steady supply of mosquitoes, and breeding them involves extreme self-sacrifice.
West Nile Mosquitoes Emphasize the Local in Global Warming
A hotter world will indeed be a sicker world, but how that happens will be a local affair.
Mosquito Repellent Takes a Molecule or Two From Predators
The latest buzz in the eternal battle against mosquitoes, researchers identify a natural deterrent released by skeeters’ predators.