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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.
New technique could accelerate drug research for various diseases

New technique could accelerate drug research for various diseases

HLA-G gene linked to male-to-female ratio at birth, survival of fetuses, and preeclampsia

HLA-G gene linked to male-to-female ratio at birth, survival of fetuses, and preeclampsia

Modeling research shows increase in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Modeling research shows increase in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Human papilloma viruses may play a causal role in prostate cancer

Human papilloma viruses may play a causal role in prostate cancer

Study reveals malaria's secret to surviving in the blood stream

Study reveals malaria's secret to surviving in the blood stream

Parasite infection associated with the overall composition of gastrointestinal microbiome

Parasite infection associated with the overall composition of gastrointestinal microbiome

KAUST scientists reveal the genetic metronome within malaria parasites

KAUST scientists reveal the genetic metronome within malaria parasites

Study reveals how respiratory syncytial virus breaks into cells to cause infection

Study reveals how respiratory syncytial virus breaks into cells to cause infection

Research suggests new possibility for how glucose transporters operate

Research suggests new possibility for how glucose transporters operate

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion

New database of 14,000 known macrolactones could aid future drug discovery

New database of 14,000 known macrolactones could aid future drug discovery

Sensitive technique makes it possible to study the delivery of RNA drugs

Sensitive technique makes it possible to study the delivery of RNA drugs

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

Deadliest Malaria Strain Protects Itself From The Immune System

Deadliest Malaria Strain Protects Itself From The Immune System

How human cells recognize undesirable guests

How human cells recognize undesirable guests