Plasmodium species produce an ortholog of the cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor, PMIF, which modulates the host inflammatory response to malaria. Using a novel RNA replicon-based vaccine, researchers showed the impact of PMIF immunoneutralization on the host response.
A Johns Hopkins team devised a plan to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets annually to children in schools.
Scientists have taken a significant step toward developing a new vaccine for malaria, revealing for the first time an 'atomic-scale' blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells.
Next month, London scientists will begin stitching bits of DNA together and inserting them into hundreds of insect eggs - the first step toward engineering a new kind of mosquito that could help eradicate malaria.
Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973.
In the jungles of Borneo, drones track monkeys in Malaysia to learn how macaques are passing a primate-exclusive strain of malaria to humans.
This multidisciplinary meeting provides a forum for malaria scientists and clinicians focused on understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome variation in malaria-exposed populations. The conference will bring researchers from across the globe working on various aspects of human, parasite and mosquito genetics together to focus on how new biological insights can be used to control malaria.
Diagnostic method exploits magnetic properties of parasite byproduct to detect all strains in low-resource environments.
Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, compared seven types of malaria - tracing the parasite's family tree.