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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.
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.