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MSU Opens ‘Mosquito Factory’ in Mexico

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Xi Lab Merida

Most of us try to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in our own backyards, so why would a Michigan State University researcher be happy about a factory capable of…

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Fighting Zika with ‘Mosquito Factories’

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Combatting some of the world’s most feared—and dangerous—diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread…

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MSU Recieves $1M USAID Grant to Fight Zika in Mexico

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Zhiyong Xi (left), MSU associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, will use a $1 million USAID grant to build a mosquito factory in Yucatan, Mexico. The laboratory will be modeled after a facility in Guangzhou, China, a center that Xi leads in partnership with Sun Yat-sen University. Photo by Jim Peck

Michigan State University has received a grant from USAID to fight the Zika virus in Mexico. The $1 million grant was awarded to Zhiyong Xi, MSU associate professor…

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World Malaria Day: MSU Research Solutions

Monday, April 13, 2015
Single mosquito

World Malaria Day has been designated as April 25, 2015. According to the World Health Organization, malaria is both a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne disease that infects 198…

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Using Mosquitos to Stop Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MSU researchers Zhiyong Xi, Ned Walker, and Ke Dong have made significant progress over the years developing new methods for fighting mosquito-borne illnesses. Because of their work, the medical community…

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