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Malaria parasites, spread by a mosquito's bite, have started to adapt so the go-to drugs won't knock them out. Daniel Heuclin/Nature Picture Li/Getty Images/Nature Picture Libr hide caption

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Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash looked to a children's toy to create a hand-powered centrifuge for processing blood tests. Kurt Hickman /Stanford University hide caption

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Children's Whirligig Toy Inspires a Low-Cost Laboratory Test

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After reaching adulthood, a mosquito emerges from the water looking for trouble. Courtesy of Andrew Hammond hide caption

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To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

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A woman carries a bucket of water on her head on the streets of capital city Bamako during the rainy season in Mali. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria

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By hanging a caged chicken near mosquito traps in bedrooms in three Ethiopian villages, researchers hoped to learn how the insects react to the scent of a fowl. Kassahun Jaleta/Courtesy of Rickard Ignell hide caption

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A common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) is about to sink her six-weaponed proboscis into a human arm. This type transmits West Nile virus by biting infected birds, then biting humans. Josh Cassidy/KQED hide caption

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