- Researchers at South Africa's University of Cape Town have announced that they believe that they have discovered a drug that can cure malaria.
- Researchers have found a new possible target that could help create new type of anti-malarial drug.
- A laboratory in the United Kingdom has created genetically modified mosquitoes to combat illnesses like malaria and dengue fever, but scientists there face criticism from all sides.
- Researchers have found that the increased insulin as a result of type 2 diabetes can increase the transmission of malaria to humans.
- Fake or poor quality drugs to cure malaria have increased in Southeast Asia and Africa and in turn have lead to drug resistance in these regions.
- A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria, a disease estimated to kill 655,000 people annually on the continent.
- A deadly form of malaria that has developed resistance to the most advanced drugs is rapidly spiraling into new territory and putting the lives of millions of people around the world in danger.
- Malaria may be killing twice as many people worldwide as experts previously thought, and older children and adults, previously thought to be least susceptible, are also being hit hard with the mosquito-borne disease.
- Experts are warning about the emergence of poor quality and fraudulent anti-malarial medicines in Africa, a problem that can lead to increased drug resistance among the disease parasites.
- The link between malaria and salmonella infections explained for the first time, opening the way to more effective treatments.
- A major clinical trial has shown that an experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline reduced the risk of African children getting malaria.
- Every year, 10,000 pregnant women and up to 200,000 newborn babies are killed by the malaria parasite. Doctors all around the globe have for years been looking in vain for a medical protection, and now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found the biochemically weakness of the lethal malaria parasite.
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.