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Using Bacteria To Swat Malaria Inside Mosquitoes


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JL
- 1298 days ago - npr.org
It's a bit like probiotics for mosquitoes. When scientists infect mosquitoes with a specific bacterium, the insects become resistant to the malaria parasite.



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David C (242)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 1:21 pm
fascinating potential.
 

S J (133)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 1:28 pm
Seems to be good news? Thanks JL A.
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:26 pm
You are welcome SJ.
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Terry V (30)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:52 pm
Appears good, but humans tend to solve one problem and create 5 more problems
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 3:14 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:53 pm
Interesting idea.
 

Virginia Belder (35)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 10:34 pm
Yes...it is very interesting!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 11:27 pm
Hmmmm...I like biotechnology and genetics, DNA, and such to a point....my brother was a scientist before he passed away. But be careful what you put out here in the news because...PeTA might get angry. j/k........ ;-)
 

Maureen C (4)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 11:34 pm
Yay! Another great leap forward against an old scourge of humanity! and another example of how some bacteria are actually a good for us.

I don't see how it's like a probiotic for mosquitos, though -- as I understand it, the malaria parasite doesn't affect the mosquitos -- it just hitches a ride with them to another human host.

Still, good news!
 

Jaime Alves (51)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:16 am
Noted, thanks for some good news.!!
 

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:15 am
Cool. Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A (281)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:59 am
You are welcome Jaime and Laura.
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Patricia H. (440)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:00 am
noted
 

linda newman (3886)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:33 pm
noted
 

Birgit W (159)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thanks.
 

JL A (281)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:19 pm
You are welcome Birgit.
 

Julie W (32)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:54 am
This is a much better idea than the GE mosquitoes I read about a while ago.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:06 am
Noted , thanks .
 

JL A (281)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:40 am
You are welcome Samir
 

Tom Tree (245)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:34 am

Interesting article,
Thank You for sharing.......
 

Kerrie G (118)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:42 pm
Shared on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing. :)
 
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