Vanderbilt professor hopes ‘crazy idea’ will combat malaria

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Vanderbilt University professor is working to decide if a “crazy idea” could become a crucial tool in the fight against malaria and other deadly diseases.

Laurence J. Zwiebel, a professor of biological sciences and pharmacology, wants to develop a wristband that would emit a colorless, odorless insect repellent. If it works, it will protect people outdoors against mosquitoes, tsetse flies and other insects that spread diseases.

Source: The Tennessean (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
infectious diseases, public health