Malaria awareness – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study conducted by Dr. Roger Miesfeld, an NIH-funded researcher at the University of Arizona, examined a molecular process in the digestive system of mosquitoes and its potential to prevent malaria. He says when the process was blocked, the mosquitoes couldn’t digest their blood meal.
Miesfeld: And by the next day, half of them were dead; and by the third day, all of them were dead.
Narrator: NIH’s Dr. Adriana Costero says this research is at an early stage.
Costero: Because there are always more questions that need to be resolved in order to translate this kind of discoveries into some sort of intervention.
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