Malaria continues to be one of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. Recently, efforts to control malaria-transmitting mosquitoes have helped reduce mortality from the disease, especially through the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Billions of dollars are donated globally to deliver such nets to countries at risk. However, a new study from the University of Ottawa published in Malaria Journal found that mosquito nets were not getting to the places where mosquitos are more likely to transmit the disease.
AAAS and Subaru are proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books. The Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages. The 2017 winners will be selected from among the following finalists in four categories.
Nicolas Corradi obtains a University Research Chair in Microbial Genomics. The proposed research is expected to lead to patents and fungal strain licensing. In the longer term, Corradi plans to establish an agro tech start-up.