David O’Brochta’s lab at the University of Maryland is usually working on methods to enable mosquitos to spread malaria parasite resistance to their offspring, according to the AP/Washington Post. To work, a malaria-level of resistance gene would have to spread faster through mosquito populations, as a result the O’Brochta lab’s main focus is how to speed that up. Sanaria is working on a mosquito that can harbor double the real number of immature parasites, to facilitate harvesting the parasites for the vaccine. O’Brochta is working on something comparable and is trying to switch off a gene that protects the mosquito when it eats malaria-infected individual blood. However, O’Brochta said, Nobody has available transgenic mosquitoes with this gene knocked out, adding, We want to cripple its immune system so when it requires an infected food, it gets contaminated at very high amounts .Paxinos, Ph.D., Robert Sebra, Ph.D., Chen-Shan Chin, Ph.D., Dimitris Iliopoulos, Ph.D., Aaron Klammer, Ph.D., Paul Peluso, Ph.D., Lawrence Lee, Ph.D., Andrey O. Kislyuk, Ph.D., James Bullard, Ph.D., Andrew Kasarskis, Ph.D., Susanna Wang, B.S., John Eid, Ph.D., David Rank, Ph.D., Julia C. Redman, B.S., Susan R. Steyert, Ph.D.Sc.Eng., Carsten Struve, Ph.D., Andreas M. Petersen, Ph.D., Karen A. Krogfelt, Ph.D., James P. Nataro, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Eric Electronic. Schadt, Ph.D., and Matthew K. Waldor, M.D., Ph.D.: Origins of the Electronic. Remarkably, in that brief period the hidden great things about several common food products came to light. In conjunction with scientific research and the trend toward organic foods, the health benefits of foods such as kale, blueberries, walnuts, salmon, avocados and mulberries have made them immensely popular.