"Femme fatale" emerald ash borer decoy lures and kills males
September 16, 2014
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
Student Research Spotlight - Seung Ho Chung
September 12, 2014
This is the 8th of twelve short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Student Research Spotlight - Duverney de Jesus Chaverra Rodriguez
August 28, 2014
This is the 7th of twelve short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
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.