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(The Conversation)   Clickbait-y headline: "Breakthrough: microbe found to block the transmission of malaria." Article: "There is still a lot of work to do before we find a viable strategy"   (theconversation.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Malaria, female Anopheles mosquitoes, Anopheles, Anopheles mosquito's gut, Microsporidia MB, Future studies, Bacteria, recent years  
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2020-06-09 6:15:22 PM  
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2020-06-09 6:59:38 PM  
It sounds like a breakthrough to me.  That practical application might take a long time is hardly surprising. It almost always does even in fields of medicine that are not underfunded as anti-malaria efforts usually are.
 
2020-06-09 7:06:54 PM  
Maybe the microbe only lives inside a living shark testicle. Or some other really awkward thing that is difficult to graft onto the human body.
 
2020-06-09 7:22:23 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: It sounds like a breakthrough to me.  That practical application might take a long time is hardly surprising. It almost always does even in fields of medicine that are not underfunded as anti-malaria efforts usually are.


That is precisely what breakthrough means.
It means overcoming an obstacle.
It does not mean there is a ready solution.
 
2020-06-09 7:23:37 PM  
It's OK to support clickbait if you call it such when you link to it.
 
2020-06-09 7:25:26 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Maybe the microbe only lives inside a living shark testicle. Or some other really awkward thing that is difficult to graft onto the human body.


I can see a huge market for bros getting shark testicle grafts.
 
2020-06-09 7:40:30 PM  
This is just as significant now as it was when the article appeared here a few months ago

(very)
 
2020-06-09 8:55:33 PM  
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