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Submission + - Robots and irradiated parasites enlisted in the Fight against Malaria->

einar.petersen writes: Sanaria is a biotechnology company dedicated to the production of a vaccine protective against malaria caused by the pathogen Plasmodium falciparum has developed a vaccine that in trials has proven to be 100% effective.

Annually, malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum causes greater than 300 million clinical cases and one million deaths, is responsible for loss of greater than 1% of Gross Domestic Product in Africa

http://singularityhub.com/2014...

They are now on a crowdfunding mission to raise a mere 250.000 USD to build a Robot that can harvest irradiated parasites from mosquitoes.

If that is not a crowdfunding effort worthy of slashdot interest then I would think none is...

Imagine preventing millions of deaths and it involves Robots and Radiation!!!... They can certainly count me in...

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