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.
Labels: malaria Posted by Sophia Guevara