It has previously been thought that Leishmania survival in the sand fly midgut is dependent on the sand fly species. In addition, publications suggest in some refractory sand flies midgut proteases are responsible for the high Leishmania mortality. A recent study, however, has contradicted these two ideas
Monthly Archives: February 2018
The topic of this blog coincides nicely with Charles Darwin’s birthday week. The techniques that we use to study evolution have changed drastically since Darwin’s time, but we still ask many of the same questions. This week, we’ll be discussing genetics and evolution in one of the dominant malaria mosquito vectors of malaria. Mosquitoes are often… Read more »
Recent outbreaks of Yellow fever in Brazil call for fractional dosing to make vaccination stocks stretch further. Meanwhile the disease is killing monkeys and efforts are being made towards their protection also.