Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos

Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.

Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.

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Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
The Duke University professor studies the parasite to find a way to thwart infection before it takes hold.
Infographic: Fighting Malaria Drug Resistance
Infographic: Fighting Malaria Drug Resistance
Natalie Slivinski | Mar 1, 2019
The parasite that causes malaria has evolved to evade many of the drugs that researchers have developed to fight the tropical disease.
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.
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.
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.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2018
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
Image of the Day: An Eyeful
Image of the Day: An Eyeful
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2018
The physiological changes that can occur in the retinas of patients with cerebral malaria may provide a useful approach to diagnosis.
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.