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Sweet Medicine for Vectors Transmitting Infectious Diseases

Heribert Warzecha of Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany will develop a peptide that can be reproduced in plants that generate nectar on which mosquitoes feed. This peptide, when ingested by the mosquitoes, interrupts the parasite transmission process in the insect gut, reducing the risk of transmission to humans.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 4)

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