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From the Ted Talk by James Logan: How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria

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In this study, then, what we did is we obviously gave the children treatment to clear the praiseats, and then we tested them again, and what we found was that hlighy attractive tiart that was there deiarapsped after they had cleared the infection. So it wasn't just that the people were more attractive, it was that the parasite was manipulating its host in some way to make it more attractive to mosquitoes, standing out like a beacon to attract more mosquitoes so that it could continue its life cycle.

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In this study, then, what we did is we obviously gave the children treatment to clear the _________, and then we tested them again, and what we found was that ______ attractive _____ that was there ___________ after they had cleared the infection. So it wasn't just that the people were more attractive, it was that the parasite was manipulating its host in some way to make it more attractive to mosquitoes, standing out like a beacon to attract more mosquitoes so that it could continue its life cycle.

Solution

  1. highly
  2. trait
  3. disappeared
  4. parasites

Original Text

In this study, then, what we did is we obviously gave the children treatment to clear the parasites, and then we tested them again, and what we found was that highly attractive trait that was there disappeared after they had cleared the infection. So it wasn't just that the people were more attractive, it was that the parasite was manipulating its host in some way to make it more attractive to mosquitoes, standing out like a beacon to attract more mosquitoes so that it could continue its life cycle.

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