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(BBC-US)   Dengue fever cases have been cut by 77% in a "groundbreaking" trial that infects the mosquitoes that spread it with a harmless bacteria   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Aedes aegypti, Mosquito, Malaria, Fever, David Hamer, Aedes, New England Journal of Medicine, Dengue fever  
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3 days ago  
That's great news,

Any hope for trying something similar that hits malaria?
 
3 days ago  
Cool, now do one for the ticks that carry lime disease.
 
3 days ago  
A friend of mine did a post-doctoral study on Wolbachia and was seeing good results in the lab. She also help upturn the apple cart on a lot of incorrect ideas about how the bacteria interacted with mosquitoes. It was interesting reading the "Letters to the Editors" after they published their mechanism of action. Scientist weirdly get hung up on things even when presented with conclusive data.

Needless to say, she's thrilled that not only did the data pan out in the real world, but vindicated their findings as well.
 
3 days ago  
People on social media to start freaking out over mosquitos "shedding" bacteria in 3...2...1...
 
3 days ago  

fragMasterFlash: Cool, now do one for the ticks that carry lime disease.


The Lymerix vaccine sort of did that. It neutralized the Lyme causing bacteria in the tick before it infected the bitten.
 
3 days ago  

anfrind: People on social media to start freaking out over mosquitos "shedding" bacteria in 3...2...1...


Yep. Aren't there already groups in Florida losing their collective shiat over plans to release genetically modified mosquitoes?
 
3 days ago  

ChiliBoots: fragMasterFlash: Cool, now do one for the ticks that carry lime disease.

The Lymerix vaccine sort of did that. It neutralized the Lyme causing bacteria in the tick before it infected the bitten.


We can't get people to take vaccines, how do you plan on convincing the ticks?
 
3 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: That's great news,

Any hope for trying something similar that hits malaria?


I don't know.  Didn't we just have some good news recently about malaria?

IIRC, wasn't there something about the mRNA vaccine technology we force-matured to develop the COVID vaccines being used to do a Malaria vaccine?
 
3 days ago  
In this corner, we have the optimistic sociopaths that farking love science and gob its knob because they think it makes them look smarter.

And in this corner, we have paranoid schizos that don't trust science and just wish the sun would EMP us all back to the stone age.

They both have valid points, Tom. But this isn't about rationality and reason, this is about who's dick is smaller and we all know the internet has no shortage of tiny dicks and 5'6 manlettes who swear they're 6-foot with 0 evidence despite camera phones being the norm for over 15 years. This is going to be brutal, Tom. Grab the farking popcorn.
 
3 days ago  

Ghost Roach: ChiliBoots: fragMasterFlash: Cool, now do one for the ticks that carry lime disease.

The Lymerix vaccine sort of did that. It neutralized the Lyme causing bacteria in the tick before it infected the bitten.

We can't get people to take vaccines, how do you plan on convincing the ticks?


Just ask Arthur. Seems like he and The Tick get along well-ish.
 
3 days ago  
What Dengue Fever sounds like:

ROM SAY SOK (Official Music Video) - DENGUE FEVER
Youtube jz0EJTuacf8

/love this song
 
3 days ago  

tuxq: In this corner, we have the optimistic sociopaths that farking love science and gob its knob because they think it makes them look smarter.

And in this corner, we have paranoid schizos that don't trust science and just wish the sun would EMP us all back to the stone age.

They both have valid points, Tom. But this isn't about rationality and reason, this is about who's dick is smaller and we all know the internet has no shortage of tiny dicks and 5'6 manlettes who swear they're 6-foot with 0 evidence despite camera phones being the norm for over 15 years. This is going to be brutal, Tom. Grab the farking popcorn.


what the fark?
 
3 days ago  

New Farkin User Name: tuxq: In this corner, we have the optimistic sociopaths that farking love science and gob its knob because they think it makes them look smarter.

And in this corner, we have paranoid schizos that don't trust science and just wish the sun would EMP us all back to the stone age.

They both have valid points, Tom. But this isn't about rationality and reason, this is about who's dick is smaller and we all know the internet has no shortage of tiny dicks and 5'6 manlettes who swear they're 6-foot with 0 evidence despite camera phones being the norm for over 15 years. This is going to be brutal, Tom. Grab the farking popcorn.

what the fark?


I stayed up past my bed time and my inner-centrist came out. It's ok, though, he's back in his cage of repression.
 
3 days ago  
 
2 days ago  
I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that the bacteria was supposed to make their pricks fall off or something.
 
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