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K-State receives NIH grant for research on mosquito insecticides

May 17, 2011

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— Kansas State University researchers are using a $1.5 million grant to swat down mosquitoes.

Assistant biology professor Kristin Michel wants to find a way to make the pests susceptible to the very diseases they transmit.

Michel is the principal investigator on the four-year study.

She says current insecticides target an insect’s nervous system. She says the approach her team is studying relates to a mosquito’s immunity.

The grant comes from the National Institutes of Health.

Comments

lounger 3 years, 6 months ago

All that money for nasty chemicals!! Why not bat boxes and not leaving staning water around!

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