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This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too.<p>That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invented a robot that drowns the pests using a pump-jet system that traps them underwater using mesh. He submitted his work to the Discovery Education 3M Young …

Why business is an ‘untapped resource’ for malaria control programmes

A partnership between state and industry in Borneo has helped cut malaria cases in one province by 96% in less than 20 years<p>Malaria is often associated with Africa, but the disease is rampant in the Asia Pacific region too. In countries such as India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, …

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria.<p>Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Even today's best drones aren't …

Real time maps could predict and prevent the spread of malaria

Epidemiologists at the University of California are developing a tool that uses rainfall and other factors to forecast outbreaks<p>A team of epidemiologists working on malaria elimination from the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco are developing an automated risk map …

Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Back in 2008, doctors in Cambodia made a worrisome discovery. They were having a hard time curing some people of malaria.<p>Even the most powerful drug wasn't clearing out the parasite from patients' blood as quickly as it should. Malaria had evolved resistance to the last medicine we have against it, …

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Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

The nasty downside of austerity.<p>One day in late March, European finance and health ministry officials met at the OECD's Paris office to discuss how healthcare systems are faring in times of austerity.<p>On the second day of the two-day conference, Greek finance ministry official Evdoxia Andrianopoulou …

19 ways to beat malaria

<b>Celine Zegers de Beyl, monitoring and evaluation specialist,</b> <b>Malaria Consortium</b><b>, London, UK</b><p><b>Nets are still on top:</b> Insecticide treated nets are still one of the most cost effective tools to prevent malaria with the potential to reduce up to 50% of cases, despite the growing threat of insecticide …

Scientists Create 'Affordable and Reliable' Malaria Test Using Magnets

Magnetic resonance relaxometry is used to find parasites' waste in infected blood<p>Scientists have developed a novel way to diagnose malaria using …

The malaria mines of Venezuela

<b>Venezuela used to be a world leader in managing malaria, but is now the only country in Latin America where incidence of the disease is increasing. Around 75,000 people were infected last year, and according to government figures, 60% of cases were in Sifontes, a tiny region of the country where</b> …

Live Q&A: prevention or cure, what’s the best approach in malaria control?

What’s the best way to stop malaria? Is it to prevent the mosquito from transferring the parasite to people, or to treat the person who has the parasite in their blood? Logic suggests it’s more cost-effective to focus on the former, but in low-income countries even the cost of mosquito nets is a …

German Security Official Warns of Terror Threat

BERLIN -- Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects that Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror …