Keele University - Latest buzz on disease control

September 4, 2008

Malaria control in West Africa will be the subject of researchers' scrutiny following an £800,000 grant for a team at Keele University. The project is being led by Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, in collaboration with the University of Bamako in Mali. Traditional methods for malaria control involve limiting mosquito populations, but these are failing as insects develop resistance to pesticides. The Keele researchers have developed technology to genetically manipulate mosquitoes so they are unable to sustain parasite development.

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