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    Female mosquitoes can distinguish a mix of four unique substances in blood

    Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, dengue, and yellow fever that kill at least a half a million people each year. Researchers are learning what people taste like to mosquitoesdown to the individual neurons that sense blood’s distinctive, flavorful taste. Female mosquitoes have a sense of taste that is especially tuned to detect a combination of

    Mosquito protein study could prompt therapeutics against dangerous viruses

    The researchers found that AEG12 works by destabilizing the viral envelope, breaking its protective covering. Although the protein doesn’t affect viruses that don’t have an envelope, such as the ones that cause pink eye and bladder ailments, the findings could lead to therapeutics against viruses which affect millions of people around the world. The research