Fungus Manipulates Ants to Die Near their Nests, Ensuring New Hosts
August 20, 2014
A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.
Native bacteria block Wolbachia from being passed to mosquito progeny
August 18, 2014
Native bacteria living inside mosquitoes prevent the insects from passing Wolbachia bacteria -- which can make the mosquitoes resistant to the malaria parasite -- to their offspring, according to a team of researchers.
Student Research Spotlight - Maggie Lewis
August 7, 2014
This is the 6th of twelve short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Student Research Spotlight - Dana Roberts
July 25, 2014
This is the 5th of twelve short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus
July 15, 2014
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.