Researchers have made what they are calling a "groundbreaking" discovery concerning cerebral malaria - one of the most deadly forms of the mosquito-borne disease - in children. Now they hope that these revelations can pave the way for new treatment options that can save many young lives.
Dengue fever is not to be taken lightly, but compared to malaria, it is a far less deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. Unfortunately, the illnesses tend to share very similar starting symptoms, causing frequent misdiagnoses in areas endemic for both diseases. Now new research shows that these mistakes not only impact individual patients, but could be helping malaria become an even greater danger.
Researchers have determined that antibiotic-resistant malaria is spreading once again, making its way from the little-known country of Myanmar to India. This has experts panicking, because if this strain of resistance travels from Asia into mosquito populations on the African sub-continent, millions of lives could be at risk.
A secret infection in migratory birds has been shown to speed up the aging process and shorten lifespan, according to a new study.
It's not just all about location. Past research has shown that certain species of mosquitoes are better at transmitting malaria than even their close relatives. Now a new genetic assessment has revealed why exactly this is, and potentially offers new options for containing the spread of the deadly parasite.
Researchers have discovered a way to potentially eradicate malaria by introducing genetically modified mosquitoes into general mosquito populations.
An experimental vaccine for malaria is taking a novel approach to defeat the disease. Animal testing has revealed that the vaccine can successfully protect a patient from malaria by trapping the responsible parasite in the very red blood cells that it infects - preventing it from reproducing and spreading throughout the body.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Michigan are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years and falls back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
The smellier you are, the more attractive you are to malaria-carrying mosquitoes, a new study said Thursday.
More than a third of anti-malarial drugs available in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are counterfeit or substandard, according to the FDA. For this reason, the agency announced Wednesday its plans to implement a tool called the Counterfeit Detector Device, or CD-3, to better enable agencies and organizations to differentiate between real and fake medication.