Genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

Genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes, and in Brazil, more than a million new cases of the disease can be seen each year. But researchers have now released a new weapon against the disease- in the form of genetically modified mosquitoes. Recently released in the Brazilian city of Piracicaba, these modified mosquitoes are all males, […]

Norovirus: Can you catch it from your dog?

Norovirus: Can you catch it from your dog?

Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be passed between animals and humans. While the term sounds strange, you’re likely familiar with many zoonotic diseases: rabies, Lyme disease, and toxoplasmosis are a few. But new research shows that dogs may be able to be infected with human norovirus, and this raises questions as to whether or […]