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Infectious/emerging diseases

When the bloodsucking insects eat sugar, they express more of a specific protein that can curb their attraction to humans.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Some male animals may evolve weak immune responses so they can give their mates diseases.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The discovery of a gene that helps female mosquitoes make healthy eggs could lead to a new way to fight the disease-spreading insects.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Polio peaks in the summer, measles during the school year, and chickenpox in the spring.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Dogs successfully detected malaria parasites in infected children by sniffing their socks.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Yes, a hospital superbug may be growing more tolerant to alcohol exposure -- but alcohol-based hand rubs still save millions of lives a year.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

People infected with Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be entrepreneurs, according to new research.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

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