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UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 23, 2016
Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.
Using Raman Spectroscopy to Identify Cell Types
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2016
Improvements in instruments and statistical tools allow the capture and analysis of large data sets.
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 1, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
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
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
Mirco Junker | Jun 28, 2016
Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak.
Chloroquine Protects Against Zika In Vitro
Marcia Triunfol | May 12, 2016
The antimalarial drug reduces the number of infected Vero and human brain microvascular endothelial cells—among other cell types—in culture, researchers report in a preprint.
Malarial Parasite Found in Deer
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2016
Up to one-quarter of the US white-tailed deer population may harbor a
parasite, a study shows.
Antimalarial Drug Mechanism Explained
Karen Zusi | Dec 29, 2015
Artemisinin targets multiple parasite proteins after being activated by the iron in heme cofactors.