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Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge

4 days ago

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in…
Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

September 10, 2019

New tests could differentiate tropical diseases with a small blood sample. University of Alberta researchers have developed a…
Malaria Could be Eradicated By 2050, Global Health Experts Say

September 10, 2019

Malaria, one of the world’s leading killers, could be eradicated as early as 2050, according to a new…
Artificial red blood cells enable research into malaria invasion

August 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses…
FDA qualifies biomarker in controlled malaria infection trials

July 18, 2019

A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection,…
How mosquito immune system fights off malaria parasite

July 11, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University entomologists describes how mosquitoes fight off parasites that cause malaria, a…
Drug to treat malaria could mitigate hereditary hearing loss

July 4, 2019

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner…
Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

June 14, 2019

One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance — potentially saving lives — lies in testing…
Malaria: It’s all about the mosquito

April 1, 2019

Mosquitoes transmit malaria, but not every malaria-infected mosquito is the same. An international team led by Elena Levashina…
Study Shows Novel Use of Mosquito-Killing Drug May Reduce Childhood Malaria

March 20, 2019

Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20% during malaria transmission season if an entire village population were…
Stanford researchers explore the effects of climate change on disease

March 19, 2019

As the globe warms, mosquitoes will roam beyond their current habitats, shifting the burden of diseases like malaria,…
Commonly Prescribed Drug found to turn Human Blood Lethal to Mosquitoes, could Reduce Spread of Malaria

March 18, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, a drug called ivermectin – commonly prescribed to treat different parasite infestations and more…
New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria

January 23, 2019

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 – apart from…
Study: “Post-normal” science requires unorthodox communication strategies

January 16, 2019

Proposals to fight malaria by “driving” genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology…
Half a Million Tests and Many Mosquitoes Later, New Buzz about a Malaria Prevention Drug

December 10, 2018

Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing…
Anti-Malaria Drugs Have Shown Promise in Treating Cancer, and Now Researchers Know Why

November 29, 2018

Anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines have been repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one…
Mosquitoes, other blood-sucking flies have been spreading malaria for up to 100 million years

November 28, 2018

The microorganisms that cause malaria, leishmaniasis and a variety of other illnesses today can be traced back at…
Vaccinating humans to protect mosquitoes from malaria

October 9, 2018

For decades, scientists have been trying to develop a vaccine that prevents mosquitoes from spreading malaria among humans.…
Immune cell variations contribute to malaria severity

October 5, 2018

At least 250 million people are infected with malaria every year, and about half a million of those…
Male mosquitos amplify the sound of female wingbeat in order to find a partner in a swarm of males

September 27, 2018

You know that annoying sound that just means your day is about to get that tiny little bit…
Early stage clinical trial of antimalarial drug begins

September 12, 2018

Enrollment has begun in a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety of a new investigational drug…
Components of the gene gun used in malaria vaccine and flu vaccine development.
Malaria vaccine work deploys parasite-fighting cells to liver

September 4, 2018

After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver.  For that reason,…
Scientists study how malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

August 29, 2018

Researchers at Iowa State University have gained new insight into how the parasitic protozoa that cause malaria hijack…
Study reveals the mechanism that helps malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

August 28, 2018

3D imaging by California NanoSystems Institute could lead to new targeted therapeutics. Researchers from UCLA and Washington University…
Potential malaria killer designed by Australian researchers

July 26, 2018

A molecule that kills the malaria parasite while leaving a patient’s healthy cells intact has been developed by researchers…
How drones are helping in the fight against malaria

July 19, 2018

The drone makes a conspicuous racket as it lifts off on a mission to capture images of the…
Altered body odor indicates malaria even if microscope doesn’t

May 15, 2018

Typhoid Mary may have infected a hundred or more people, but asymptomatic carriers of malaria infect far more…
Essential malaria parasite genes revealed

May 8, 2018

Researchers have exploited a quirk in the genetic make-up of the deadly malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to create 38,000…
Getting rid of malaria possible, if we try something new?

April 26, 2018

The rapid elimination of potentially untreatable P. falciparum malaria in South-East Asia is possible, according to a ground-breaking…
Researchers identify “smell” given off by malaria-infected children

April 19, 2018

In a new study published today a team including scientists from Cardiff University have been able to identify…
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