Recent research leads to a new hypothesis explaining the interaction between malaria parasites and receptors on the cells lining the brain microvasculature when… Read more »
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- A newly discovered interaction between malaria and brain cells - 12th March 2021
- Bad news for Guinea worms - 2nd February 2021
- Trapping sandflies using sex pheromones - 4th December 2020
The prospect of eliminating a parasitic disease afflicting humans took a leap forward in 2020, despite restrictions caused by a global pandemic.
Field studies, conducted in Brazil, have been investigation the distance sand flies will fly to a trap baited with the sex-aggregation pheromone that the males… Read more »
A recent study shows how disruption of the mosquito doublesex gene affects the courtship songs produced by females.
The malaria parasite undergoes cycles of replication with red blood cells that follow circadian rhythms. Recent work has examined the source of the signal that… Read more »
An eight year study, conducted in Zhalong National Nature Reserve, shows how the common cuckoo decides when to lay an egg in the nest of the Oriental willow… Read more »
A Kenyan based group of researchers have identified a new microsporidian infecting field-caught mosquitoes that inhibits the development of the the malaria… Read more »
The holy grail of malaria research must be the development of an extremely effective vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes cerebral… Read more »
Researchers from the Whitehead Institute have overturned current thinking about the control of the differentiation process that forms transmissible tissue cysts… Read more »
A recent study of the P. falciparum chloroquine-resistance transporter points to mechanisms underlying resistance to chloroquine and piperaquine