<em>Wolbachia</em>-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue&rsquo;s Spread: Study
Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue’s Spread: Study
Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work.
Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue’s Spread: Study
Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue’s Spread: Study

Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work.

Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work.

Wolbachia
Bacteria-Laced Mosquitoes Limit Spread of Dengue
Bacteria-Laced Mosquitoes Limit Spread of Dengue
Amanda Heidt | Aug 28, 2020
Cases of dengue were greatly reduced in areas of a city where Wolbachia-infected mosquitos were released, according to preliminary data from a field study.
Dengue Cases Drop After Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Released
Dengue Cases Drop After Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Released
Emily Makowski | Nov 22, 2019
Aedes aegypti infected with Wolbachia—which inhibit transmission of the dengue virus from insect to human—were deployed in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, and Australia.
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—Wolbachia infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
<em>Wolbachia</em>-Laced Mosquitoes to Be Released for Population Control
Wolbachia-Laced Mosquitoes to Be Released for Population Control
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 7, 2017
The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.
<em>Wolbachia</em>-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2017
The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb Aedes aegypti populations.
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2017
Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2017
Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome
Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome
Jef Akst | Oct 12, 2016
In the DNA of the WO phage, which infects arthropod-inhabiting Wolbachia, researchers find sequences related to a black widow spider’s toxin and other animal genes.
Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia
Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia
Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | Oct 1, 2016
Bacteria inhabit most tissues in the human body, and genes from some of these microbes have made their way to the human genome. Could this genetic transfer contribute to diseases such as cancer?
Lateral Gene Transfer in <em>Drosophila</em>
Lateral Gene Transfer in Drosophila
Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | Sep 30, 2016
DNA transfer is a regular event among bacteria, and research over the past decade has shown that microbes can also shuttle their genetic material to multicellular hosts.
A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria
A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria
Tanya Lewis | Jul 5, 2016
A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.
Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread
Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread
Tanya Lewis | May 4, 2016
Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus.
Communicating Across Kingdoms?
Communicating Across Kingdoms?
Sandhya Sekar | Dec 15, 2014
Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how Wolbachia bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Jef Akst | May 10, 2013
Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes
Anti-Malarial Mosquitoes?
Anti-Malarial Mosquitoes?
Ruth Williams | May 9, 2013
Artificially induced bacterial infections in mosquitoes could reduce the spread of malaria-causing parasites.
Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2011
The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.