Treating fabric with this pesticide zaps mosquitoes

Transfluthrin, a pesticide that can kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes, could be applied to bed nets and curtains.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pesticides malaria fabric health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Volcanic glass spray can kill mosquitoes

A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: insects pesticides malaria glass science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes coatings

The malaria parasite has its own internal clock

Understanding how the malaria parasite keeps time could help develop new weapons against a disease that kills a child every two minutes.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: malaria cells parasites health-and-medicine immune-systems

Early evening is the prime time for malaria infection

Mosquitoes are more likely to infect people with malaria in the early evening than in the middle of the night or the early morning, researchers find.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: malaria temperature parasites time health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Antibody ‘kill switch’ could lead to malaria vaccine

The discovery of an antibody that trigger a "kill switch" in cells and cause them to self-destruct could lead to a new malaria vaccine.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: malaria vaccines antibodies parasites featured health-and-medicine

Compound keeps mosquitoes from spreading malaria parasite

A new drug target may offer a way to keep the malaria parasite from spreading, researchers say.

Holly Bennett-U. Melbourne • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: malaria parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Bed nets with extra layer better shield against malaria

An extra barrier layer above malaria bed nets significantly improves their performance, a new study shows.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pesticides malaria health-and-medicine mosquitoes

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

Tags: malaria drug-development parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes psoriasis

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

Tags: malaria parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes immune-systems

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

Tags: malaria drug-resistance featured health-and-medicine medical-tests

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