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New Way to Control Disease-spreading Mosquitoes: Make Them Hold Their Urine
March 3, 2010
Cornell researchers have found a protein that may lead to a new way to control mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases when they feed on humans: Prevent them from urinating as they feed on blood.
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