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  • 1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria
    on December 2, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the colonial period, finds a new study. […]

  • New high-resolution images show how malaria parasites evade frontline drugs
    on November 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    The first-ever detailed images of a malaria protein, a known key modulator of drug resistance, show how the parasite evades antimalarials -- and may help scientists find ways to restore the drugs' potency. […]

  • Machine learning microscope adapts lighting to improve diagnosis
    on November 20, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Engineers have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial proof-of-concept study, the microscope simultaneously developed a lighting pattern and classification system that allowed it to quickly identify red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite more accurately than trained physicians and other machine learning approaches. […]

  • Malaria discovery could lead to better HIV and lupus treatments
    on November 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say researchers. The research team showed, in laboratory models, that strong inflammatory signals caused by malaria infection activate molecules that trigger the production of highly potent antibodies to fight the disease. […]