Stinky socks may cure malaria

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    Scientists say smell of old socks can help fight deadly malaria by luring mosquitoes into trap - The Washington Post

    Huge breakthrough. If they need donations, my boys will be happy to give.
     
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    The stench scares away even the mosquitos, huh?
     
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    Actually no Jillian. The stench attracts them. Then the poison kills them. Just goes to show that gross things like gross things. Kinda like people. :lol:
     
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    and so it does. lol.. i had about 3 hours of sleep last night. the reading skills are, apparently, off kilter today. lol...

    and i hear ya.
     
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    Malaria study raises doubt about effectiveness of program...
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    Study raises doubts about effectiveness of malaria program
    Fri, Aug 19, 2011 : Insecticide-treated bednets, whose use is being widely promoted in Africa to combat malaria, may paradoxically be linked to local resurgence of the disease, according to concerns raised by a study yesterday.

     
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    Granny says God made mosquitoes to bug us...
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    Spermless mosquitoes could help halt malaria spread
    Mon Aug 8, 2011 - Releasing genetically modified, spermless male mosquitoes into the wild could in future help to prevent malaria transmission and reduce the chances of large outbreaks of the killer disease, British scientists said on Monday.
     
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    Malaria vaccine makes good showing in clinical trials...
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    Malaria Vaccine Shows Acceptable Safety, Efficacy Results
    October 18, 2011 - An international health alliance working to develop a vaccine against malaria says one of its most advanced vaccines, called RTS,S, shows promising results. After two years of human clinical trials in Africa, the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and its collaborators report the vaccine provides protection against malaria for children aged five to 17 months.
     
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    Approaching malaria vaccine from a different direction...
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    New approach to malaria vaccine revealed by Oxford researchers
    20 December 2011 - Malaria is caused by parasites injected into the blood by infected mosquitoes
     
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    Well I would like to donate JoeB131 and Cammmpble, the two stinkiest socks on the planet.
     
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    Tis an ill wind dat blows...
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    Wind Offers Clue to Curbing Malaria
    February 14, 2012 - Study: targeting larval pools downwind from malaria hotspots could help control disease
     
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