W. Robert Shaw

Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • United States of America

Using basic research in insect biology to fight disease

Many of the world’s most serious diseases are caused by pathogens that are transmitted to people by insects. Reductions in cases and deaths of these diseases have been achieved largely by using insecticides, but resistance to these chemicals now threatens those advances. Here we underline how basic research into insect biology is informing the development of new ways to control disease via targeting insect populations.
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Aug 28, 2018