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Malaria -- Researching New Solutions

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Published on Jun 24, 2008

It is one of the world's deadliest and least understood diseases. But researchers are using fruit flies as surrogate mosquitoes to analyze this tiny, tropical parasite. By breaking it down genetically, their work could lead to better anti-malarial drugs and vaccines and, potentially, malaria-resistant mosquitoes.

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