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Finally, A Use For Mosquitos

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avatar Finally, A Use For Mosquitos
March 20, 2010 06:06PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100318192658.htm

'Flying Vaccinator': Can Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Provide a New Strategy Against Malaria?
ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2010) — Mosquitoes transmit infectious diseases to millions of people every year, including malaria for which there is no effective vaccine. New research published in Insect Molecular Biology reveals that mosquito genetic engineering may turn the transmitter into a natural 'flying vaccinator', providing a new strategy for biological control over the disease.....



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avatar Re: Finally, A Use For Mosquitos
March 21, 2010 05:15PM
How many times does one need to get vaccinated? I know; the mosquitos decide based on weight, temperature, yumminess, etc.
avatar Re: Finally, A Use For Mosquitos
March 21, 2010 06:01PM
Maybe they can be programmed to deliver Vitamin D, more fiber or small shots of ethanol.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
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