China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization
China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization
The certification, a major accomplishment for the world’s most populous nation, may serve as an example to other countries struggling with malaria eradication.
China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization
China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization

The certification, a major accomplishment for the world’s most populous nation, may serve as an example to other countries struggling with malaria eradication.

The certification, a major accomplishment for the world’s most populous nation, may serve as an example to other countries struggling with malaria eradication.

malaria prevention
New Malaria Vaccine Shows Most Efficacy of Any to Date: Small Trial
New Malaria Vaccine Shows Most Efficacy of Any to Date: Small Trial
Catherine Offord | Apr 26, 2021
Immunization had up to 77 percent efficacy in a Phase 2 clinical study of 450 children in Burkina Faso.
Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites
Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites
Ruth Williams | May 20, 2020
Engineered Plasmodium parasites form the basis of two experimental malaria vaccines that showed safety and encouraging immune responses in clinical trials.
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
The study, conducted in Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana, did not obtain informed consent from each parent whose child participated, but rather considered consent “implied” because of the particular experimental design.
Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins
Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The World Health Organization and its partners will test the public health effect of immunization in parts of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya.
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.
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.
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2018
The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.
Gene Drive Limitations
Gene Drive Limitations
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2017
In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Jan 1, 2017
Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Dec 31, 2016
For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.
Study: Malaria Vax Can Lead to “Rebound” Infection
Study: Malaria Vax Can Lead to “Rebound” Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 30, 2016
Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.
“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito
“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 30, 2016
Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.
Opinion: Target the Vector
Opinion: Target the Vector
Mirco Junker | Jun 28, 2016
Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 
CRISPR-Powered Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive
CRISPR-Powered Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2015
Using the precision gene-editing tool, researchers demonstrate an ability to create large populations of malaria parasite–resistant mosquitoes.
Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts
Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts
Maina Waruru | Sep 30, 2015
In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.
EMA Green Lights Malaria Vax
EMA Green Lights Malaria Vax
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2015
The European Medicines Agency endorses the first-ever malaria vaccine for use in children 6 weeks to 17 months old.