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  • Decline in financing could undermine malaria efforts
    on July 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Global malaria elimination funding is declining at a time when it remains crucial to eliminating the disease worldwide, according to a study. […]

  • Largest study of malaria gene function reveals many potential drug targets
    on July 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    The malaria parasite's success is owed to stripping down its genome to the bare essential genes, scientists have found. In the first ever large-scale study of malaria gene function, scientists analyzed more than half of the genes in the parasite's genome and found that two thirds of these genes were essential for survival -- the largest proportion of essential genes found in any organism studied to date. […]

  • Forensic Scientists Recover Human DNA from Mosquitoes
    on July 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Human blood extracted from mosquitoes remains viable for DNA analysis up to two days after feeding, new research shows. […]

  • Malaria drug protects fetuses from Zika infection
    on July 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Zika virus infects the fetus by manipulating the body's normal barrier to infection, according to a new study of pregnant mice. Moreover, the study showed that a drug that interferes with this process protects the fetus from viral infection. That drug is already approved for use in pregnant women for other medical purposes. […]