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    Revolutionary mosquito researchers receive $2.7 million grant , article

    Funded by a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, researchers at Virginia Tech are now investigating how mosquitoes adjust their smelling rhythms in response to changes in our own daily activity.

    Date: Jul 15, 2021
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    Understanding Mosquito Behavior to Prevent Disease Spread , video

    <div><div><div><div><div><div><div>Researchers in the Fralin Life Sciences Institute study the granular details of how mosquito brains work in hopes of solving one of the biggest problems facing mankind: how to prevent the transmission of&nbsp;mosquito-borne viral diseases.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div>

    Date: Jun 23, 2021
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    Human blood is cappuccino for mosquitoes — stimulating and hot, but not too hot , article

    Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience Assistant Professor Lina Ni is researching one of the mosquito’s more lab-friendly and less dangerous colleagues, the fruit fly. Her hope: cut the rate of malaria cases.

    Date: Apr 26, 2021
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    Researching the 'deadliest' animals on earth , video

    Given their ability to carry and spread disease to humans, mosquitoes cause millions of deaths every year. Clément Vinauger, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, and Gretchen Pickerel, class of 2020, are among those at Virginia Tech studying the fine-scale mechanisms, that they might leverage those mechanisms to help prevent mosquitoes from finding and biting people.

    Date: Nov 05, 2019
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    Researchers Discover New Mosquito 'Burst Mode' , video

    Using the X-ray facilities at Argonne National Lab's Advanced Photon Source, researchers discovered a new “burst mode” of drinking in mosquitoes, which could have implications for future research on mosquito-borne disease transmission and microfluidics. Researcher Jake Socha in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics explains the team’s findings.

    Date: Aug 02, 2018