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With their keen sense of smell, dogs can track down bombs and drugs, but new research suggests they can also sniff out malaria in people.
If confirmed by further studies, canines might someday be used to help spot malaria early, when treatment is most effective.
The study included two dogs -- a Labrador retriever and a Labrador-Golden retriever -- that were trained to detect...
Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease.
"Current anti-malarial drugs can cure a person of the disease, but that person is still infectious to mosquitoes, and can therefore still cause someone else to become infected," explained lead rese...
Your blood mght be a thirst quencher for mosquitoes during a drought.
A new study found that while female mosquitoes need the protein in blood to lay eggs, they also bite you to stay hydrated.
According to the research team from the University of Cincinnati, learning more about how often these insects need to drink blood in dry conditions could lead to new ways to fight mo...
Parasites that cause malaria in animals -- but not humans -- are commonly found in deer living in North America, new research shows.
Many animals are able to clear these infections, but researchers found that infected baby deer were less likely to survive their first year of life than other deer.
As reported recently in the journal Sphere, blood samples collected fro...
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