Australian scientists find new technique to fight mosquitoes | Pacific Beat

Australian scientists find new technique to fight mosquitoes

Australian scientists find new technique to fight mosquitoes

Updated 10 April 2013, 17:33 AEST

Scientists in Melbourne have revealed that they've discovered disease blocking technique that may halt the spread of diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and potentially malaria.

In a paper published this morning, they explain their research, which involves introducing a bacteria strain into mosquitoes, that blocks the spread of the diseases harmful to humans.

Professor Ary Hoffmann who works in the Department of Genetics and Zoology at Melbourne University spoke to Alison Caldwell about his research.

His article has been published in "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences".

Presenter: Alison Caldwell

Speaker: The University of Melbourne's Professor Ary Hoffmann

 

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.