Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment.
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?

Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment.

Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment.

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Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Natalie Slivinski | Mar 1, 2019
Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment.
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Diseased Duck
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2019
Watch the video, which shows a duck infected with H5N1 and showing signs of Parkinson's disease, that inspired Thomas Jefferson University researcher Richard Smeyne to explore the connection between viral infection and neurodegeneration.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2019
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
Shawna Williams | Dec 31, 2018
The person, whose identity has not been revealed, may have been exposed to the virus in Democratic Republic of Congo and is now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.