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The first malaria-proof mosquito

For years, researchers worldwide have attempted to create genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria. Those efforts fell short because the mosquitoes still were capable of transmitting ...

Jul 15, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 6 | with audio podcast

New nano-tool synthesized

Two chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a new nano-scale scientific tool -- a tiny molecular switch that turns itself on or off as it detects metallic ions in its immediate surroundings.

Apr 13, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast