Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fungus Knocks Out Malaria In Mosquitoes

A recent story on NPR describes how scientists have come up with a new approach to combat malaria. Instead of focusing on killing the mosquito, scientists have found a way to use a fungus to kill the parasite within it. The fungus grows in the mosquito, eventually killing it, but the fungus itself develops an anti-malarial protein, ridding the insect of the disease so that it can't be transmitted to others.

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