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The malaria proof mosquito and mosquito laser


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Written by Sara Torre-Capitán
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IES Julio Caro Baroja, Fuenlabrada

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The malaria proof mosquito and mosquito laser

  1. 1. The malaria-proof mosquito and mosquito laser
  2. 2. The malaria-proof mosquito <ul><li>Scientists at the University of Arizona have genetically engineered a mosquito that is immune to the Plasmodium parasite, the malaria-causing agent wicht transmits it with its bite. </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is to make the new mosquito hardier than ordinary kind, then to release it into the wild (perhaps within 10 years), where it will displace the deadly variety. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The mosquito laser <ul><li>Former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold, working with the Intellectual Ventures Labority, is developing a laser that can zap mosquitoes without harming other insects or humans. </li></ul><ul><li>The laser targets the mosquitoes size anda signature wing beat and sends the bugs down in a burst of flame , making their deaths good for public health. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The importance of this invention to society <ul><li>This invention will save more people from disease , especially save people from Third World countries because it is where most malaria patients are and most deaths caused by malaria happen. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My opinion <ul><li>I think that this invention can be very useful to save many people with malaria. </li></ul>