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An "Oral Contraceptive" For Male Anopheles Mosquitoes

Luna Kamau of the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kenya will investigate how feeding on selected compounds affects male Anopheles mosquito fertility and subsequently, mating competiveness. The compounds could be presented in sugar meals or introduced into larval breeding sites to control mosquito population densities, thereby reducing malaria transmission.

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