If you spend your summer days swatting away mosquitos, you may be delighted to hear about the work of Dr. Megan Meuti, entomologist. Dr. Meuti has found that messing with a mosquito's sleep could lead to fewer mosquitos. Her research involves fooling mosquitoes' systems so they go into hibernation rather than buzzing around.
This research could have a big impact in prevention of the West Nile virus. Read all about Dr. Meuti's work here.