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New Strain of Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Reach India

By<p>Atish Patel<p>Drug-resistant malaria is on the cusp of re-emerging in India, scientists said in a study published Friday, after the strain was detected near the country's border in Myanmar.<p>In the study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, researchers from the Defence Services Medical …

Public Health

Malaria antibodies discovery brings vaccine closer to reality, say researchers

A team of international researchers have made a major step towards a vaccine to for malaria, something scientists have long been trying to achieve as the disease kills up to 600,000 people each year.<p>There have been two major roadblocks – scientists did not know what part of the disease the immune …

As malaria resistance continues to evolve, science must keep pace

Last week, a parasite small enough to hide out in the salivary glands of a mosquito served notice that it’s capable of undoing a multibillion-dollar …

Public Health

The most cost-effective health intervention? Killing parasitic worms, malaria mosquitos and HIV with one stone.

An interview with Dr. Martial Ndeffo Mbah and Laura Skrip from Yale University about how mass drug administration against Schistosomiasis might help …

Genetically engineering mosquitoes to end malaria could have 'unintended consequences'

“A major challenge in the field, however, has been devising a way to disseminate these gene cassettes throughout the mosquito populations. MCR offers …

Genetics

Ancient bones shed light on first malaria in humans

A new way to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains may help scientists track the disease’s spread back to its first appearance …

'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Malaria was responsible for approximately 584,000 deaths in 2013, the majority of which were among children in Africa. Now, researchers from Michigan …

Inflammation

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Malaria is one of the oldest scourges of mankind. Yet it's been a mystery how the deadliest form of the disease kills children.<p>One doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring that out. Now she and her team report their findings in this week's issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>. …

New Test Diagnoses Malaria In Ancient Bones

Bones from the past could help patients in the future<p>Skeletons are often all that remains of, well, human remains after a few centuries entombed in the ground, but there's a lot that can be learned from bones. Including, apparently, whether the person in question ever contracted malaria.<p>Jamie …