- The reasons why people are dying early across the world may surprise you.
- Scientists suggest that changing the DNA of mosquitoes to create more males than females may help to control the spread of infectious tropical disease.
- Viagra stops the human-to-mosquito transmission of malaria, which could help to reduce the frequency of the condition.
- Results from the clinical study for the world's first malaria vaccine show that it only works about a third of the time.
- Body odor has been linked to a person's attractiveness to mosquitoes, opening doors for possible gene therapies to battle malaria.
- Blood type O conveys protection against malaria because RIFIN, a protein secreted by parasites, bonds weakly with type O blood cells while strongly linking to type A.
- Drug-resistant malaria could pose a severe threat to people in Southeast Asia, where researchers discovered strains capable of overcoming common treatments with artemisinin.
- Cambridge University researchers hope the robot scientist Eve will be able to find new drugs to treat malaria and other tropical diseases.
- Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in West Africa has resulted in a hybrid, a "super mosquito" that is resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets.
- Though the Ebola outbreak is frightening, there are many deadlier diseases out there that kill larger amounts of people every year.
- A new study shows that a malaria drug has the potential to treat allergic asthma better than current treatments.
- Pregnant women with malaria may seek treatment, but a new study finds that doctors stray from the drug administration policy established by the World Health Organization.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas.