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Project Launched to Confuse Mosquitoes, Control Malaria

December 9, 2005

THE NETHERLANDS: A five-year, $8.5 million dollar research project, designed to substantially reduce the spread of malaria by redirecting mosquitoes with odor cues, is being undertaken by an international team of scientists including John Carlson, the Eugene Higgins professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale University. Carlson will work on a project with scientists at Vanderbilt University, which will administer the award, Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Ifakara Health Research and Development Center in Tanzania and the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Gambia (Africa).
The specific aim of the project is to reduce the population of malaria transmitting mosquitoes by identifying effective perfumes that act as attractants to traps or as mosquito repellents. The eventual products will keep malarial mosquitoes from infecting humans and will be inexpensive, safe for humans, livestock and crops, and easy to use in rursal locations.
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