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  • Promising malaria vaccine tested
    on January 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases. […]

  • Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasite
    on January 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Researchers have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum -- protozoan pathogens that cause malaria -- that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds. […]

  • Malaria parasite packs genetic material for trip from mosquitoes to humans
    on January 11, 2018 at 3:05 am

    The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its genetic material until the parasite takes up residence in a new host. […]

  • Hijacker parasite blocked from infiltrating blood
    on January 4, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    A major international collaboration led by Melbourne researchers has discovered that the world's most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without. The researchers were then able to successfully develop antibodies that disabled the parasite from carrying out this activity. […]