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New Insights Into Mosquitoes' Role As Involuntary Bioterrorists
November 29, 2012
Vanderbilt University biologists have discovered mosquitoes possess a previously unknown mechanism for destroying pathogens that takes advantage of the peculiarities of the insect's circulatory system to increase its effectiveness.
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