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  • Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago
    on February 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually. […]

  • Genome scientists develop novel approaches to studying widespread form of malaria
    on February 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Scientists have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria. […]

  • Putting female mosquitoes on human diet drugs could reduce spread of disease
    on February 7, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Researchers report that they have identified drugs that can reduce mosquito hunger for blood. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to human -- male mosquitoes do not consume blood -- is the means by which mosquito-borne infections are passed along, researchers have theorized that reducing the frequency with which female mosquitoes feed is one way to lessen the spread of disease. […]

  • Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence
    on February 4, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    An international research has found that malaria parasite genomes are shaped by parasite-specific gene families, and that this genome organization strongly correlates with the parasite's virulence. The findings highlight the importance of spatial genome organization in gene regulation and the control of virulence in malaria parasites. […]