Prepare a prototype, which mimics a human being, with synthetic products that mimic the smell of dirty socks to attract mosquitoes and kill them. Grand Challenges and the Bill Gates Foundation have awarded $800,000. Among so much high technology aimed at combating diseases, surprises that sometimes the simplest, almost grotesque, can serve to put an end to a disease like malaria, which kills nearly 800,000 people a year. It provokes laughter and it seems incredible, but dirty socks are an effective weapon to fight malaria. The Tanzanian Fredros Okumu doctor has discovered that what really like mosquitoes that transmit malaria are dirty socks.
They are attracted in irresistible manner by the smell of dirty socks. Now it’s taking advantage of that weakness to produce a device that capture and kill the dangerous insect. Okumu has had to endure more than one joke. But that earlier laughed the seriousness of his research now have less reason to take a joke the work of doctor, who has just received $800,000 of Grand Challenges Canada and the Foundation Bill and Melinda Gates to produce a device that captures the mosquitoes that cause the disease. 250 million new cases every year Dr.
Peter Singer, President of Grand Challenges Canada, a unique Organization of its kind between the G8 countries and it uses Canadian funds for development to reward innovative and daring ideas, nor considers that investigation of Okumu is a joke. It is no longer a matter of discussion. We now know that mosquitoes smell certain compounds in people. Why is by going to them. explains Singer. Worldwide occur each year 250 million new cases of malaria. Almost 800,000 people die annually from this disease. And the majority of the dead are children. The search for a solution to malaria is one of the great medical challenges of all over the world.
/ VIDEO: ATLAS are Sergeant Manuel Argudin Perrino and soldier Niyireth Pineda Marin. Other three military personnel were injured. A week ago, four Spanish soldiers were injured, two of them serious, in a similar attack in that country. Currently there are 1,500 Spanish soldiers. Two Spanish soldiers have been killed and three others were injured to explode an artifact to the passage of the armoured vehicle they were traveling in the Afghan village of Qala-i-Naw, it has informed the Ministry of Dnsa. The deceased is Sergeant Manuel Argudin Perrino and soldier Niyireth Pineda Marin, natural Gijon and Colombia, respectively, as reported by sources of the Ministry of Dnsa. Niyireth Pineda is the second military woman dead at a mission abroad once the explosion of a mine to step on a Spanish convoy in February 2007 kill the soldier, Idoia Rodriguez Bujan near Shindand, in Herat province.
For its part, the injured have been evacuated by helicopter to the Role 2 hospital in bullet Murghab, are the soldiers Ruben Velazquez Herrera, who suffered various bruises; Johny Alirio Herrera Trejos, who has fractures in leg and another likely on one arm; and Roi Villa Souto, with leg fractures. The five servicemen belong to the regiment of infantry Soria number 9, which is headquartered in Fuerteventura. According to the Ministry, the military travelled on a shielded Spanish Lynx when an improvised explosive device (IED) reached the vehicle, which was conducting a patrol of recognition about 20 kilometers north of Qala-i-Naw. The Dnsa Ministry has already informed the relatives of the deceased and injured in this attack. Dnsa, Carme Chacon, Minister appear at 7 p.m. this evening before the media for more information about the event. Later, Chacon moves to the Asian country. 96 Spaniards killed since 2002 with this attack have been killed in Afghanistan a total of 96 Spaniards (93 military, two civil guards and a translator) from the start the deployment of the troops in that country in 2002.