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The suicide swarm: mosquitoes to halt the spread of disease

Mosquitoes are an annoying, if mostly harmless, summer threat in the UK and Europe. However, they are a major disease carrier in other parts of the world, spreading Dengue fever…

Scientists attack maize’s fungal invader to save lost crops

Global health and food security is being threatened by fungus, as the fungus Aspergillus has been invading maize crops across the world. This is a problem because the fungus produces…

Researchers breed autistic-like monkeys to study the illness

A controversial new study is being carried out, at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, on monkeys that have been genetically modified to have the behavioural traits of human autism.…