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Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria

By | January 1, 2017

For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.

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image: UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research

UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research

By | December 23, 2016

Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.

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A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.

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image: Using Raman Spectroscopy to Identify Cell Types

Using Raman Spectroscopy to Identify Cell Types

By | December 1, 2016

Improvements in instruments and statistical tools allow the capture and analysis of large data sets.

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Humans Never Stopped Evolving

By | August 1, 2016

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

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Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.

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image: “Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By | June 30, 2016

Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.

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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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image: Chloroquine Protects Against Zika In Vitro

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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image: Malarial Parasite Found in Deer

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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