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Production of a Transgenic Mosquito, as a Flying Syringe, to Deliver Protective Vaccine via Saliva

Professor Hiroyuki Matsuoka of Jichi Medical University in Japan will attempt to design a mosquito that can produce and secrete a malaria vaccine protein into a host's skin. The hope is that such mosquitoes could deliver protective vaccines against other infectious diseases as well.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 1)

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