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Malaria breakthrough drugs testing research study

Malaria breakthrough drugs testing research study

Malaria is an incredibly devastating disease that regularly infects hundreds of millions of people every year, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. In tropical areas, the disease runs rampant as infected mosquitoes spread the parasite from person to person. The most common preventative measures to curb the spread are mosquito nets and pesticides to keep ...

Gene tweak kills whole population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in lab

Gene tweak kills whole population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in lab

Scientists have killed a whole population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in their lab by using modified genes that make the killer insects infertile. Researchers at London's Imperial College used "gene drive" technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction while letting male mosquitoes continue to spread those altered genes. The results, published Monday in ...

Malaria vaccine work deploys parasite-fighting cells to liver

Malaria vaccine work deploys parasite-fighting cells to liver

After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver. For that reason, the liver has become the target of numerous efforts to develop a potential vaccine. Currently there are no approved vaccines for people against any parasitic diseases, including malaria. Using a novel, liver-targeted vaccination strategy, researchers now have ...

GHS introduces electronic data collection to enhance malaria control

GHS introduces electronic data collection to enhance malaria control

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) have introduced the electronic collection of data by community volunteers to enhance the malaria control effort in the country. In view of this, the NMCP has trained 750 Registration Assistants (RAs) who conducted an electronic household registration exercise towards the distribution of Long ...