malaria

  • Highly effective malaria vaccine

    Vaccine shows promise in Phase 1 clinical trials.

    Early data on a new malaria treatment, involving both a vaccine and a prophylactic drug, has revealed promising resul...

    Biology July 1, 2021
  • Malaria discovery could have broader impact

    Researchers testing potential to treat other diseases.

    New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host rather than the pathogen itself could offer ...

    Health August 12, 2020
  • Malaria parasite has an inbuilt clock

    Understanding its rhythm could help defeat it.

    The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, according to two new US studies published in the journal...

    Biology May 15, 2020
  • Mosquitoes are really on the radar

    New approach may help curb malaria.

    The quest to curb the spread of malaria rightly knows no bounds, and now we’re even turning to radar technology – wit...

    Animals May 14, 2020
  • History

    Ronald Ross explains malaria

    He was the first to prove the link to mosquitoes.

    In March this year, US President Donald Trump, for reasons that have yet to be made clear or acquire scientific valid...

    Biology May 11, 2020
  • Coffee and chocolate increase malaria risk

    Commodities contribute to deforestation and mosquitoes.

    As we’re savouring a steaming cup of coffee with a mouth-watering chocolate, we might want to spare a thought for the...

    Earth March 11, 2020
  • Insight into malaria immune response

    Discovery could also improve other treatments.

    Australian researchers have found new insights into how the immune system responds to malaria infection, which they s...

    Biology November 19, 2019
  • Amazon clearing boosts malaria cases – to a point

    Researchers discover a feedback loop that renders people too sick to cut down trees. Barry Keily ...

    Deforestation in the Amazon basin is strongly linked to an increase in malaria cases, a large geospatial review has r...

    Earth Sciences October 14, 2019
  • The ethical quandary of human infection studies

    Using poor but healthy people as guinea pigs raises questions.

    In February of last year, 64 healthy adult Kenyans checked into a university residence in the coastal town of Kilifi....

    Health November 27, 2018
  • The mathematics of malaria

    Modelling new strains of disease produced surprising results.

    One of the big mysteries surrounding malaria is why drug-resistant strains of the mosquito-borne disease tend to emer...

    Mathematics August 30, 2018
  • Malaria infection linked to iron in red blood cells

    A new portal used by a malaria parasite, opening a target for vaccines.

    Malaria kills about a million people each year; most are children and most live in Africa. But while Africa is afflic...

    Biology January 4, 2018
  • New targets in hunt for malaria vax

    Multiple studies identify potential new ways to beat disease that affects millions.

    Mosquitoes are firmly in the crosshairs of scientists this week, with a tranche of articles announcing major advances...

    Biology October 29, 2017
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