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  • Insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Researchers have shown the rapid selection of a novel P450 enzyme leading to insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector. […]

  • Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite
    on April 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. […]

  • Malaria: Mosquitoes reveal fatal attraction
    on April 16, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odors from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, which invites further bites and risks infection of more mosquitoes and wider transmission of the disease. It's a vicious circle but one that has enabled researchers to identify the odors as organic hydrocarbons whose discovery could bring relief to a disease that claimed nearly half a million lives in 2016. […]

  • Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors
    on April 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a new study. The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions. […]