Research demonstrated that the dye methylene blue is a safe antimalarial that rapidly kills malaria parasites.
The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs has alarmed experts.
The initiative is intended to complement existing efforts toward malaria elimination in the region.
An ingredient found in toothpaste could be used as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently used drugs.
Researchers have discovered two genetic markers in Plasmodium falciparum that can cause it to develop resistance against a new antimalarial drug.
Focusing malaria control on hindering its transmission could lead to less virulent infections.
Scientists fear a repeat of the global malaria resurgence after drug-resistant parasites emerged in Southeast Asia from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Plasmodium falciparum not only hides from the body's immune defenses, it employs an active strategy to deceive the immune system.
If Zambia were to eliminate malaria, it would be one of the first countries in Africa to do so, and the only country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Malaria’s complexity stems in part from the two organisms that conspire to transmit the disease - the Plasmodium parasite and the mosquitoes that transport them to their hosts.