Anti-psoriasis compound could lead to new drug for malaria

Reworking molecules originally designed to fight the skin disease psoriasis could pave the way for a new drug to combat malaria.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Defeat malaria in a generation - here's how

The world could be free of malaria by 2050, says a major report that sets out the road to eradication.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2019 ~7 min

This may be mosquitoes’ secret weapon against malaria

Mosquitoes are pretty good at killing off the parasite that causes malaria. Now scientists know more about how they do it.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
July 10, 2019 ~3 min

Quick test checks for malaria drug resistance

A new test detects malaria drug resistance with only a tiny sample tube, a laptop, and a power source. The work could save lives.

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 25, 2019 ~4 min

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
May 30, 2019 ~4 min

Bed nets coated with antimalaria compound block parasite

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.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
Feb. 28, 2019 ~5 min

Can parasite ‘birth control’ fight malaria’s spread?

Targeting newly discovered proteins key to the malaria parasite's life cycle could offer another weapon in the fight against the disease.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 31, 2019 ~5 min

Is malaria research leaving out the human factor?

"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..."

Stephanie Desmon-JHU • futurity
Jan. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Vaccine for pregnancy malaria passes human safety check

A new vaccine for deadly pregnancy malaria is safe for people, results of the first clinical trial in humans show.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Can mosquito ‘birth control’ fight disease?

In the fight against mosquitoes and the diseases they spread, researchers may have discovered a way to keep them from reproducing.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Jan. 9, 2019 ~6 min