Treating children and adults with ivermectin blocks malaria transmission, an experimental drug called ‘DSM265′ cures seven of malaria and the British Department of Health spends £56 million on research into the health impacts of climate change.
Creating reference genomes for mosquitos is a challenge. But now, in a partnership between the Sanger Institute and PacBio, it can be made with just 100 nanograms of DNA.
WHO release new vector control guidelines, consolidating more than 20 sets of recommendations and Venezuela suffers a resurgence of malaria, with health officers “prohibited” to list the disease as a cause of death.
Fatou Secka, from The Gambia, is using a 3D-printed lens adapter to analyse blood samples for malaria. She hopes to one day develop her own low-cost microscope for malaria diagnosis.
The Strategic Communications Partner Committee wants to align the global malaria community with key messaging to catalyse action. I speak with Xenya Scanlon, the committee’s manager, at the time of their Annual Meeting.
The SCPC committee meet in Switzerland to discuss global malaria communications, the Anopheline mosquito may have transmitted malaria before human existence and a Chinese scientist claims that the Plasmodium parasite can cure cancer.
WHO fails to recognise ‘socio-cultural’ context of communities in vaccine trials, scientists make genome assembly from DNA of single mosquito and researchers find that a parasite’s genome organisation correlates with its virulence.