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 | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine malaria mosquitoes pesticides

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 | Sept. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine drug-development malaria mosquitoes parasites 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 | July 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

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 | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

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 | Jan. 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine malaria mosquitoes parasites

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 | Jan. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine malaria mosquitoes social-lives

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 | Jan. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine malaria pregnancy vaccines

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 | Jan. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine insects malaria mosquitoes reproduction zika

‘Spit test’ detects malaria before symptoms begin

Malaria kills a child every two minutes. A new non-invasive "spit test" could help eradicate it.

Cindy Spence-Florida | Jan. 4, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health malaria medical-tests saliva

Speedy, portable Ebola test fits in a backpack

When there's risk of a viral outbreak, fast diagnosis and treatment are key. A new test could change the time it takes to spot Ebola from days to minutes.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Dec. 17, 2018 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine ebola malaria medical-tests viruses

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