|Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program|
1 - What is DWFP?
2 - Projected studies
3 - Insectary
4 - Cooperative activities
5 - Toxicology research to discover new insecticides
6 - Spatial repellents for military tents in deployment situations
7 - Biological validation for effectiveness of impregnated military uniforms
8 - Spatial repellent delivery field kits
Different bioassay methods are used to test various activities of candidate insecticides.
Determine modes of action
In order to determine the mode of action of new chemical insecticides, these compounds will be added to a suspension of ground mosquitoes which contains all possible proteins that the insecticide may target. The insecticide and the target protein will bind, allowing the isolation of this protein-insecticide complex. Once that complex is separated from the mixture, the target protein can be identified. Toxicants that target new proteins found only in the pest insects are ideal for use as insecticides because they should be very safe to humans and the environment.
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