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2014-07-11 11:13:01

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans.

2014-03-20 12:32:40

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Study Explores Evolution Of Bacteria That Can Be Used To Fight Dengue
2013-12-16 12:43:03

Wolbachia, a symbiont that resides naturally up to 70% of all insect species, are probably the most prevalent infectious bacteria on Earth.

Innovative Approach Could Ultimately End Sleeping Sickness Disease
2013-10-03 12:29:37

A tag team of two bacteria, one of them genetically modified, has a good chance to reduce or even eliminate the deadly disease African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness

2012-08-23 11:00:05

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that the worm which causes River Blindness survives by using a bacterium to provide energy, as well as help 'trick' the body's immune system into thinking it is fighting a different kind of infection.

2011-10-20 22:49:19

Researchers at Boston University have made discoveries that provide the foundation towards novel approaches to control insects that transmit deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria through their study of the Wolbachia bacteria.

2011-08-25 03:28:44

Strains of a bacterium commonly found in fruit flies can prevent the Aedes aegypti mosquito from transmitting the virus that causes dengue fever.

2011-05-20 13:04:15

Wolbachia are bacteria that infect many insects, including mosquitoes.

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2010-04-06 14:40:00

In the first survey of sand flies in Panama to use genetic barcoding, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Gorgas Memorial Laboratories identified 20 sand fly species from Barro Colorado Island.

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2010-04-02 10:03:48

New research by Michigan State University entomologists has found that a bacterium can stop dengue viruses from replicating in the mosquitoes.


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2011-04-28 17:50:48

Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects (~60% of species). It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and possibly the most common reproductive parasite in biosphere. Studies have suggested that 25-70% of all insect species are estimated to be potential hosts. Marshall Hertig and Burt Wolbach first identified the bacterium in 1924 in a species of mosquito. Hertig described the genus as Wolbachia pipientis. Not...

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