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Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 5, 2017
Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.
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.
Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Most didn’t believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he’d spotted the causative agent of the disease—and that it was an animal.
Gordon Awandare: Ghana’s Homecoming King
Linda Nordling | Aug 21, 2017
The infectious disease scientist spent seven years in the U.S. before returning home to establish a thriving center for research and help lead the fight against malaria.
Image of the Day: Double Dose
Staff | Mar 28, 2017
Scientists engineered the
plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2017
control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of
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
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.