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Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.

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Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes

By Shawna Williams | April 17, 2018

The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.

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Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies

By Jim Daley | April 6, 2018

The microbiologist’s research led to the development of the first human malaria vaccine.

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Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms

By The Scientist Staff | March 26, 2018

Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.

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Image of the Day: Glowing Larva

By The Scientist Staff | March 9, 2018

Researchers identified a gene in mosquitoes that moderates their susceptibility to malaria parasite infection. 

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Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2018

After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.

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Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater

By The Scientist Staff | February 22, 2018

Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.

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European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | November 20, 2017

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.

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Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram

By The Scientist Staff | November 5, 2017

Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.

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Gene Drive Limitations

By Jef Akst | October 9, 2017

In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.

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