Mefloquine was one of around 250,000 chemical compounds tested for malaria-killing activity in the 1960s by the United States military who needed to protect troops from malaria in the tropics.
They not only bear the heaviest burden of malaria on the continent: Nigerians are also paying the most for services related to the disease.
Despite tests which rapidly test for malaria being around for several years, overtreatment of malarial drugs still takes place in Africa.
Resistance to a commonly used antimalarial medication, Atovaquone, can’t spread to the general human population, a new research found.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
Understanding what causes diseases is a life-and-death matter. It is a complicated issue that has generated a great deal of debate in the medical community.
Although there have been global efforts to eliminate parasites, some parasites and vectors will have survived attack because they have evolved resistance.
If we can solve the privacy issues, placing trackers on people and the things we make can teach us a great deal about ourselves and the world around us.
Insecticides and mosquito nets only get you so far. Synthetic biologists are ready to take the battle against mosquito-borne disease to the level of DNA – which might spell the insects’ ultimate doom.
They spread disease and misery and account for millions of deaths every year. There's not a lot to be said for mosquitoes.
As Zika fear rises, people are inevitably asking why we don't have a vaccine to protect against the mosquito-borne virus.
Zika was discovered almost 70 years ago, but wasn't associated with outbreaks until 2007. So how did this formerly obscure virus wind up causing so much trouble in Brazil?
The ethics of genetically modified mosquitoes and the gene-drive technology that seeks to spread them.
Innovative initiative aims to inspire pupils on the continent to take up careers in science.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
Solar is a vital piece of the energy puzzle for Africa, but there is an insect problem that comes with the light from solar.
A large number of children with malaria in the Asia-Pacific have relapses of the disease, not new infections. Malaria-programs must target these latent infections to completely eliminate the disease.
The irritating buzz that rings in your ear in the dead of the night comes from an insect barely traceable with your naked eye. Here are a few facts worth knowing about the mosquito.
Across the world scientists are trying to find a new drug that the malaria carrying parasite will struggle to develop a resistance to.
Targeting the complex sugars on cancer cells is receiving renewed attention.