- Malarial resistance to drugs is spreading throughout Southeast Asia, potentially undermining any advances in malaria control the world has made so far.
- GlaxoSmithKline is applying to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its new malaria vaccine candidate, specifically created for African children.
- Malaria researchers have isolated 30 protein phosphatases and 72 kinases — enzymes that regulate cell processes key to the lifecycle of the parasite causing this life-threatening illness.
- In order to spread from the human liver to the bloodstream, the malaria parasite unleashes over 300 proteins into the body. A new drug puts a stop to this process before it even starts.
- New research delves deeper into the transmission processes of malaria, showing that it enhances components of a person's body odor, making them smell more attractive to mosquitoes.
- As average temperatures around the world rise, malaria-carrying mosquitoes are beginning to explore new heights, traveling into the highlands of endemic regions, and putting formerly malaria-free populations at risk.
- Malaria prevention programs on a global scale saved 3.3 million lives between 2000 and 2012, according to the WHO's Malaria World Report 2013.
- A new survey found that many young people volunteering in the developing world are not prepared to deal with the risk of malaria and other foreign diseases.
- The CDC reported that 2011 marked a 40-year high in malaria cases mainly due to people traveling to countries where the disease is endemic.
- French researchers have captured staggering footage that reveals the mechanics behind a mosquito bite.
- An anti-malarial drug that's been reported to induce "psychotic, homicidal, or suicidal behavior" could have led US Army Sgt. Roberto Bales to go on a killing spree in two Afghan villages last year.
- Kite Mosquito Patch Deters Malaria And West Nile-Carrying Mosquitoes; Compounds Block Mosquito's Ability To Detect Human BloodA research team from California has developed a new mosquito patch that can successfully keep mosquitoes from detecting human blood.
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.