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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium - when infected mosquitoes bite the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Even though this potentially fatal disease can be prevented and cured, each year 350-500 million cases of malaria still occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in Africa south of the Sahara, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease.

Malaria is so common in Africa because a lack of resources and political instability have prevented the building of solid malaria control programs. Experts say an African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) as many as half of the world's population are at risk of malaria mainly in the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries and every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
Molecular responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to hydroquinine

Molecular responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to hydroquinine

The exchange of nutrients between the mother and fetus mirrored by ‘placenta-on-a-chip’

The exchange of nutrients between the mother and fetus mirrored by ‘placenta-on-a-chip’

Hydroquinine inhibits and kills several strains of clinically important bacteria

Hydroquinine inhibits and kills several strains of clinically important bacteria

Scientists link the function of specific domain of proteins to a cancer trigger in humans

Scientists link the function of specific domain of proteins to a cancer trigger in humans

Researchers developed a weapon to combat drug-resistant malaria

Researchers developed a weapon to combat drug-resistant malaria

New software device makes genetic information analysis simpler

New software device makes genetic information analysis simpler

National DNA Day 2022: an interview with Professor Matthew Cobb

National DNA Day 2022: an interview with Professor Matthew Cobb

Researchers use CRISPR gene editing tool to analyze globin gene switching

Researchers use CRISPR gene editing tool to analyze globin gene switching

Edinburgh scientists solve century-old evolutionary puzzle about malaria parasites

Edinburgh scientists solve century-old evolutionary puzzle about malaria parasites

Microbial communities with auxotrophs more likely to have increased drug tolerance, study finds

Microbial communities with auxotrophs more likely to have increased drug tolerance, study finds

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Experts identify a potential new target for antimalarial development

Experts identify a potential new target for antimalarial development

Study reveals how a fly’s brain contributes to sensing the cold and limiting reproduction

Study reveals how a fly’s brain contributes to sensing the cold and limiting reproduction

Study provides insight into the mechanism of action of DNA topoisomerase VI at the molecular level

Study provides insight into the mechanism of action of DNA topoisomerase VI at the molecular level

Non-neutralizing antibodies likely to protect against COVID, says study

Non-neutralizing antibodies likely to protect against COVID, says study

Understanding mosquitoes' mating game could help curb the spread of malaria

Understanding mosquitoes' mating game could help curb the spread of malaria

New high-quality assay can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening

New high-quality assay can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Study outlines the advantages of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses

Study outlines the advantages of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses

Researchers identify new forms of mosquito immune cells

Researchers identify new forms of mosquito immune cells