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[ABC]Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria

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In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus.


For years, Angray Kang at Westminster University and colleagues have been testing whether they could genetically tweak a fungus to kill the malaria parasite carried by mosquitoes.
Now they've found that in lab experiments, mosquitoes exposed to the fungus show a sharp drop in levels of the parasite. If it works that way in the wild, that should make it harder for the disease to infect people.

Thanks to Juganot for the alternative link...


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The source brings me to a weird page with a bunch of different headlines.. can't find the actual topic within it all. :/ Sounds interesting from what you posted though.
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Yeah the source leads to some weird thing. Prehaps change it with this:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=13316241
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Yeah the source leads to some weird thing. Prehaps change it with this:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=13316241
Thank you!

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The source brings me to a weird page with a bunch of different headlines.. can't find the actual topic within it all. :/ Sounds interesting from what you posted though.

Fixed...got given an alternative source.
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This is actually pretty cool. Malaria in developing countries could be eradicated.

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It tells us that if you can't find something in nature to do what you want, you can just make it.
LOL, yep
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Thats pretty amazing news
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That's quite amazing to say the least. I hope this works so future generations aren't affected by disease like this.
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Can't you make/engineer a mushroom to breakdown and rebuild just about anything. You can have a kool-aid mushroom. This doesn't surprise me. But this is real medicine at work.
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This reminds me of the mushroom that turns ants into zombies and kills them.
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