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Health

The US Just Approved ‘Killer’ Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Help Fight Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to biotech startup MosquitoMate.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Christine Curry Is Helping Expecting Mothers With Zika Prepare For an Uncertain Future

The Florida doctor is one of the leaders in the fight against the debilitating disease.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
4.12.17
bite me
bite me

This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria

Rather than targeting the diseases, the vaccine targets the mosquitoes that spread them.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.17
Sigh
Sigh

On Top of Everything Else, Climate Change Helps West Nile Disease to Spread

The good news is, widespread immunity can trump a drought's effects.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.8.17
Zika
Zika

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Show Resistance to Dengue

About half of the world’s population is at risk of infection from dengue fever.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.17.17
brazil
brazil

Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van

Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
Florida
Florida

Florida Needs a New Place to Release Genetically-Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

The local community voted against the experiment, but the government has decided to move forward somewhere else.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.16
Health
Health

This Is the Most Googled Question About Zika

You asked, we answered.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.16
Miami
Miami

Miami Isn’t Waiting on Congress Funds to Fight Zika

But those funds really do need to be released soon.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.16
Health
Health

Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida

An island in the Florida Keys makes the perfect testing ground for Oxitec's bugs.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.5.16
ebola
ebola

Why a Zika Vaccine Will Come Much Faster Than the Ebola Vaccine Did

Scientists have been sharing data and collaborating to develop a vaccine at a breakneck pace.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.4.16
disease
disease

Malaria Vaccine Can Cause Negative 'Rebound Effect,' Study Says

A new study looked at the long-term effects of the vaccine.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.29.16