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"From the Ted Talk by Bart Knols: 3 new ways to kill mosquitoes"

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And so we set up another crazy experiment, because we collected the smell of these lavare, put it on pieces of cloth, and then did something very remarkable. Here we have a bar with four helos and we put the smell of these larvae in the left hole. Oh, that was very quick. And then you see the dog. It's called teewd. It's a border collie. He's examining these holes and now he's got it already. He's going back to check the control holes again, but he's coming back to the first one, and now he's locking into that smell, which means that now, we can use dogs with these iptcnesors to much better find the bedrneig sites of mosquitoes in the feild, and therefore have a much bigger icmapt on malaria. This lady is eelln van der Zweep. She's one of the best dog trainers in the world, and she believes that we can do a lot more. Since we also know that people that carry malaria parasites smell different compared to people that are uninfected, she's ccievnnod that we can train dogs to find people that carry the parasite. That means that in a population where malaria has gone down all the way and there's few ppeole remaining with parasites, that the dogs can find these people, we can terat them with atmnaiaralil drugs and give the final blow to malaria. Man's best firned in the fight against malaria.

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And so we set up another crazy experiment, because we collected the smell of these ______, put it on pieces of cloth, and then did something very remarkable. Here we have a bar with four _____ and we put the smell of these larvae in the left hole. Oh, that was very quick. And then you see the dog. It's called _____. It's a border collie. He's examining these holes and now he's got it already. He's going back to check the control holes again, but he's coming back to the first one, and now he's locking into that smell, which means that now, we can use dogs with these __________ to much better find the ________ sites of mosquitoes in the _____, and therefore have a much bigger ______ on malaria. This lady is _____ van der Zweep. She's one of the best dog trainers in the world, and she believes that we can do a lot more. Since we also know that people that carry malaria parasites smell different compared to people that are uninfected, she's _________ that we can train dogs to find people that carry the parasite. That means that in a population where malaria has gone down all the way and there's few ______ remaining with parasites, that the dogs can find these people, we can _____ them with ____________ drugs and give the final blow to malaria. Man's best ______ in the fight against malaria.

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  2. holes
  3. breeding
  4. antimalarial
  5. larvae
  6. inspectors
  7. convinced
  8. field
  9. people
  10. impact
  11. treat
  12. ellen
  13. tweed

Original Text

And so we set up another crazy experiment, because we collected the smell of these larvae, put it on pieces of cloth, and then did something very remarkable. Here we have a bar with four holes and we put the smell of these larvae in the left hole. Oh, that was very quick. And then you see the dog. It's called Tweed. It's a border collie. He's examining these holes and now he's got it already. He's going back to check the control holes again, but he's coming back to the first one, and now he's locking into that smell, which means that now, we can use dogs with these inspectors to much better find the breeding sites of mosquitoes in the field, and therefore have a much bigger impact on malaria. This lady is Ellen van der Zweep. She's one of the best dog trainers in the world, and she believes that we can do a lot more. Since we also know that people that carry malaria parasites smell different compared to people that are uninfected, she's convinced that we can train dogs to find people that carry the parasite. That means that in a population where malaria has gone down all the way and there's few people remaining with parasites, that the dogs can find these people, we can treat them with antimalarial drugs and give the final blow to malaria. Man's best friend in the fight against malaria.

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