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  • Is your coffee contributing to malaria risk?
    on March 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Researchers estimate 20% of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including: coffee, timber, soybean, cocoa, wood products, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton. The results of the study can be used for more demand-side approaches to mitigating malaria incidence by focusing on regulating malaria-impacted global supply chains. […]

  • Novel compound sparks new malaria treatment hope
    on March 4, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    A novel class of antimalarial compounds that can effectively kill malaria parasites has been developed. In preclinical testing, the compounds were effective against different species of malaria parasites, including the deadly Plasmodium falciparum, and at multiple stages of the parasite lifecycle. The compounds could overcome existing issues of parasite drug resistance. The researchers hope that drugs based on these early compounds will soon enter phase 1 clinical trials. […]

  • How malaria detects and shields itself from approaching immune cells
    on February 18, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Malaria parasites can sense a molecule produced by approaching immune cells and then use it to protect themselves from destruction, according to new findings. […]

  • Eco-friendly way to stop mosquitoes
    on February 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    An innovative -- and inexpensive -- technique targets mosquito larvae where they live. […]