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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.
Large Testing Arena Helps Study How Mosquitoes Find Us Over Long Distances

Large Testing Arena Helps Study How Mosquitoes Find Us Over Long Distances

Researchers Show a Second Key Gene Involved in Malaria's Resistance to Chloroquine

Researchers Show a Second Key Gene Involved in Malaria's Resistance to Chloroquine

Essential Oil From the Leaves of Labrador Tea Plant Has Antimalarial Properties

Essential Oil From the Leaves of Labrador Tea Plant Has Antimalarial Properties

New Drug Development Method Could Lead to Cost-Effective Malaria Treatment

New Drug Development Method Could Lead to Cost-Effective Malaria Treatment

Study Provides Insight into the Formation of Protective Memory T Cells Against Salmonella

Study Provides Insight into the Formation of Protective Memory T Cells Against Salmonella

Dengue Viruses Subvert Mosquito Biology to Tamp Down Human Immune Responses

Dengue Viruses Subvert Mosquito Biology to Tamp Down Human Immune Responses

Deactivating mosquito sperm to control populations of Culex

Deactivating mosquito sperm to control populations of Culex

Climate change likely to help mosquitoes reach colder parts of the continent

Climate change likely to help mosquitoes reach colder parts of the continent

New platform to study the feeding behavior of mosquitoes

New platform to study the feeding behavior of mosquitoes

Effective new drugs to reduce the massive number of malaria cases

Effective new drugs to reduce the massive number of malaria cases

Detecting the extent of natural selection over time

Detecting the extent of natural selection over time

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

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