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Mosquito-killing Fungi Engineered with Spider and Scorpion Toxins Could Help Fight Malaria

COLLEGE PARK, Md.– Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease. (more…)

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Wind turbine study

Adjusting wind power production during migration season saves bats

Adjusting wind turbine operations during the migration season at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has resulted in a significant decrease in deaths among bats, according to researchers.

The ability to modify operations has been aided by the “bat shield,” a new technology developed by UD’s partner, Gamesa Technology Corp., and tested at the wind turbine. (more…)

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