malaria
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
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
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
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
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
Image of the Day: Double Dose
The Scientist Staff | Mar 28, 2017
Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2017
Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
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.