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.
Mosquito nets infused with two pesticides work much better against malaria than those with only one, reducing prevalence in children by 44 percent.
Researchers have exploited a quirk in the genetic make-up of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to create 38,000 mutant strains and then determine which of the organism’s genes are essential to its growth and survival.
The flow of seasonal migrant workers once made Richard Toll a malaria hot spot in Senegal, but a partnership between government and a private company has had remarkable results fighting the disease.
Between January 2016 and April 2018, six sporadic hospital transmissions of malaria were identified in the European Union.
An experimental program that gave drugs to 365,000 people in malarial hotspots in Myanmar has succeeded in substantially reducing and even sometimes clearing malaria completely from villages.
The global malaria mortality rate fell by 60 percent between 2000 and 2015; however, challenges such as drug and insecticide resistance threaten to reverse the progress made.