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New way to control disease-spreading mosquitoes: Make them hold their urine

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avatar New way to control disease-spreading mosquitoes: Make them hold their urine
March 03, 2010 03:55PM
ITHACA, N.Y. — 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. The work may lead to the development of new insecticides to disrupt the mosquito's renal system, which contributes to a mosquito's survival after feeding on blood.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-03/cu-nwt030310.php
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