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Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of
to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
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.
Ruth Nussenzweig, Malaria Researcher, Dies
Jim Daley | Apr 5, 2018
The microbiologist’s research led to the development of the first human malaria vaccine.
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 26, 2018
Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.
Image of the Day: Glowing Larva
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 9, 2018
Researchers identified a gene in mosquitoes that moderates their susceptibility to malaria parasite infection.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.
European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2017
Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.
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.