Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic disease among Caucasians. Now scientists believe they have discovered the origin of this often lethal genetic mutation and how it spread throughout Europe.
For several billion people mosquitoes are more than a nuisance -- they transmit deadly diseases. Now genetic modification may prove the most effective defense against the mosquito, preventing disease.
Mosquitoes are picky about who they bite but it's not actually "us" that they're smelling when they choose their next meal...
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they're in the wild.
High-tech drones and low-tech 'bucket and spade' are helping Malawians fight malaria.
The CDC recently announced an uptick in diseases spread by vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks. Here's why and what you can do to lower your risk.
Discoveries as a result of ongoing research on malaria in pregnant women in Papua are helping to develop better treatments to fight the disease.
Each year, 500,000 people die of malaria annually, a preventable disease. Most of them children in Africa, where many anti-malarial drugs are fake or substandard.
Malaria elimination in Malawi is lagging because research isn't being used properly.
A novel mosquito repellent has been found to have a longer lifespan than those commercially available.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
New research shows just 1% of E. coli bacteria's genetic mutations are lethal.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
An unexpected breakthrough looks promising for finding new drugs to treat two deadly diseases.
After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission patterns.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Health investments raise worker productivity, but firms may not observe changes in worker effort. Technology that measures physical activity demonstrates these potential gains.