Prototype based on human genome will identify vector-borne diseases


Yucatán researchers are developing a prototype that will identify at least 10 vector-borne diseases including Dengue, Chagas, Chikungunya and Malaria.

Jorge Zavala Castro, director of the Center for Regional Studies ‘Hideyo Noguchi’ of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, announced that the project “Detection Methods borne pathogens Vector Using Microarrays ETV’s” won first prize in the notice of Incentives for Innovation of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).

The researcher said the project will include the participation of  specialists from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, the Universidad Latino and private enterprise Biobird.

More information: Fundación Carlos Slim Salud