Mosquito sex changes: not science fiction any more …

Mosquito sex changes: not science fiction any more …

It’s that time of year… mosquito season. Mosquitoes are responsible for quite a bit of disease spread, including yellow fever, malaria, dengue, and canine heartworm, just to name a few. In the case of Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, the females are the problem – males don’t bite, and therefore won’t spread disease. So […]

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Males struggle less with weight loss than females, just diet with your significant other sometime ladies, but a new study shows that a molecule found in plant leaves keeps female mice from gaining weight but not males. Can we get a collective WOO HOO?!?!  Researchers have shown that a hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), […]