An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

By the Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).  The paper describing this discovery was published today in the journal mBio. Infection with YFV causes a devastating illness with a mortality rate of up … Continue reading An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

Genetic tweak gave yellow fever mosquitoes a nose for human odor (Nature)

-By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications One of the world's deadliest mosquitoes sustains its taste for human blood thanks in part to a genetic tweak that makes it more sensitive to human odor, according to new research. Researchers report in the journal Nature that the yellow fever mosquito contains a version of an odor-detecting gene … Continue reading Genetic tweak gave yellow fever mosquitoes a nose for human odor (Nature)