Mosquito immune systems shed light on vector-borne diseases

01/10/2012 | PhysOrg.com

Virginia Tech entomologists Kevin Myles and Zach Adelman have discovered two new antiviral pathways in mosquitoes. "In the case of mosquito-borne pathogens, our health depends as much on the mosquito's immune response as it does on our own immune response, yet surprisingly little is known about the immune system of the mosquito," Myles said.

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