Reworking molecules originally designed to fight the skin disease psoriasis could pave the way for a new drug to combat malaria.
Sept. 19, 2019 • ~4 min
The world could be free of malaria by 2050, says a major report that sets out the road to eradication.
Sept. 8, 2019 • ~7 min
Mosquitoes are pretty good at killing off the parasite that causes malaria. Now scientists know more about how they do it.
July 10, 2019 • ~3 min
A new test detects malaria drug resistance with only a tiny sample tube, a laptop, and a power source. The work could save lives.
June 25, 2019 • ~4 min
A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.
May 30, 2019 • ~4 min
Considering a new strategy for malaria control that complements existing insecticide-treated bed nets, a Harvard-led study found that mosquitoes landing on surfaces coated with the antimalarial drug atovaquone were blocked from developing the parasite that causes the disease.
Feb. 28, 2019 • ~5 min
Targeting newly discovered proteins key to the malaria parasite's life cycle could offer another weapon in the fight against the disease.
Jan. 31, 2019 • ~5 min
"There's been a big focus on mosquito behavior. But you have to look at mosquitoes and people together to really understand what is going on..."
Jan. 22, 2019 • ~4 min
A new vaccine for deadly pregnancy malaria is safe for people, results of the first clinical trial in humans show.
Jan. 11, 2019 • ~5 min
In the fight against mosquitoes and the diseases they spread, researchers may have discovered a way to keep them from reproducing.
Jan. 9, 2019 • ~6 min