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‘Diet drugs’ suppress mosquitoes’ thirst for blood

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A hungry mosquito is at best a nuisance; at worst, it is a transmitter of deadly diseases.

Now, researchers have discovered a way to stop mosquitoes biting — by using human ‘diet’ drugs to trick them into feeling full. The scientists suggest that the drugs could one day be used to control the spread of diseases. Their results are reported in Cell on 7 February.https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00511-4

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