- The tour-wining LPGA golfer is recovering in Las Vegas after having to pull out of a competition in Singapore two weeks ago.
- Still under development, a new quick test could detect many infectious diseases including STDs, replacing currently needed expensive and time consuming tests in labs.
- The most common mosquito repellant seems to be losing its effect. What now?
- Researchers found that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional anti-malarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against brain damage in mice infected with cerebral malaria.
- Global funding for the fight against malaria has stalled in the past two years.
- The world's first potential malaria vaccine proved only 30 percent effective in African babies in a crucial trial.
- A team of researchers has managed to track malaria's spread in Kenya using cell phones.
- Researchers want the paper application to be able to diagnose anything from pregnancy to diabetes to malaria.
- A malaria drug made by India's Cipla has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organization, an important step towards its roll-out across Asia.
- Malaria kills thousands of people every year and researchers have been constantly in search of effective treatments. Researchers may soon add one more weapon to the fight against malaria by blocking a key protein in the parasite that prevents it from completing its life cycle.
- After two African villages started using mosquito nets to fight malaria, the local mosquitoes seemed to change their biting habits to skirt the barriers.
- Donated computing power from personal computers can help accelerate anti-malarial drug discovery, researchers say.
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.