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Opinion: Target the Vector

By | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Chloroquine Protects Against Zika In Vitro

By | May 12, 2016

The antimalarial drug reduces the number of infected Vero and human brain microvascular endothelial cells—among other cell types—in culture, researchers report in a preprint.

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Malarial Parasite Found in Deer

By | February 9, 2016

Up to one-quarter of the US white-tailed deer population may harbor a Plasmodium parasite, a study shows.

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Antimalarial Drug Mechanism Explained

By | December 29, 2015

Artemisinin targets multiple parasite proteins after being activated by the iron in heme cofactors.

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CRISPR-Powered Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive

By | November 24, 2015

Using the precision gene-editing tool, researchers demonstrate an ability to create large populations of malaria parasite–resistant mosquitoes.

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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.

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Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts

By | September 30, 2015

In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.

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Treating Toxoplasmosis

By | September 25, 2015

While one company hikes the price of an old drug to treat the parasitic infection, academic researchers report that an approved blood pressure medication could be just what the doctor ordered.

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Genome Digest

By | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Double-Edged Enzyme

By | August 13, 2015

Researchers find evidence to suggest why an enzyme crucial for fighting off malaria infection is linked to a form of lymphoma.

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