Pb22, a protein expressed by Plasmodium berghei, may play an important role in the transmission of malaria, and review on the use of tafenoquine finds that the drug is well-tolerated and effective.
Determining drug efficacy through parasite clearance half-life may underestimate the activity of some antimalarial drugs, and the WHO publishes new guidance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes.
New research examines the long-term impact of malaria infection on γδ T cells, and a review of malaria cases among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria, explores the impact of preventative measures on the prevalence of malaria and anaemia.
A new diagnostic tool using microneedles eliminates the need for a fingerprick, and researchers develop a more efficient gene-drive system that overcomes the challenge of genetic resistance.
Researchers find that a change in parasite behaviour may help them survive in the human host during the dry season, and the importance of preventative malaria treatment in school children is demonstrated in a recent review.
Researchers examine the relationship between treatment delay and the development of severe malaria and targeting extra-chromosomal DNA belonging to the malaria parasite could help to prevent the development of antimalarial resistance.
Scientists characterise Myosin A motor to assess its importance in parasite mobility and researchers stress the need to evaluate both the quality and quantity of induced antibodies to determine vaccine efficacy.
Researchers detail the role of PI(3)P in preventing heat-shock induced cell death and the BK-SE36 adjuvanted malaria vaccine is found to be safe, well-tolerated and protective in clinical trials.
A new malaria test offers high specificity from a small form factor, and researchers develop an imaging tool to examine mosquito feeding behaviour.
The secrets to the Dantu blood group’s innate protection from malaria are revealed, researchers identify the protein needed for efficiency egress of rodent malaria from the liver, and a letter Trends in Parasitology defends the mosquito.