Researchers have tried unsuccessfully for decades to develop a malaria vaccine. Now a new approach, showing promise in mice, suggests it is possible to block mosquitoes from spreading the disease.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Today, human populations carry heavy genetic marks from the war with malaria. And it is the red blood cell (erythrocyte) that mostly bears the scars.
Malaria can be transmitted from humans to gorillas, with devastating effects.
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.