Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. When infected mosquitoes bite the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver and then infect red blood cells. Even though this potentially fatal disease can be prevented and cured, each year 350-500 million cases of malaria still occur worldwide, and over one million people die.

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Study reveals a mechanism linking DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

Study reveals a mechanism linking DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

Scientists create a mathematical model to predict genetic resistance to antimalarial drugs

Scientists create a mathematical model to predict genetic resistance to antimalarial drugs

Gut microbial and immune parameters linked to heterogeneous inter-personal COVID-19 vaccine-triggered immunity

Gut microbial and immune parameters linked to heterogeneous inter-personal COVID-19 vaccine-triggered immunity

British Heart Foundation funded Surrey project will address cardiac safety in novel anti-malarial agents

British Heart Foundation funded Surrey project will address cardiac safety in novel anti-malarial agents

Next-generation monoclonal antibody prevents malaria

Next-generation monoclonal antibody prevents malaria

New approach for developing antiviral drugs could slow down future viral outbreaks, save lives

New approach for developing antiviral drugs could slow down future viral outbreaks, save lives

What does the future look like for TB care?

What does the future look like for TB care?

Monoclonal antibody protects U.S. adults from malaria, Phase 1 clinical trial shows

Monoclonal antibody protects U.S. adults from malaria, Phase 1 clinical trial shows

USF researchers launch a mosquito-tracking dashboard driven by citizen science

USF researchers launch a mosquito-tracking dashboard driven by citizen science

Study explores differential antibody-mediated effector functions evoked by two mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines

Study explores differential antibody-mediated effector functions evoked by two mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines

New instrument can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in blood

New instrument can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in blood

Study uncovers the crucial roles of kinesins during the malaria parasite life cycle

Study uncovers the crucial roles of kinesins during the malaria parasite life cycle

New way to test vaccines may be as rigorous and stringent as exposure to field strains of malaria

New way to test vaccines may be as rigorous and stringent as exposure to field strains of malaria

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

New anticoagulant platform holds promise as a revolutionary advancement over the current blood thinners

New anticoagulant platform holds promise as a revolutionary advancement over the current blood thinners

Diversifying STEM; the Importance of Representation, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversifying STEM; the Importance of Representation, Equity, and Inclusion

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

Commercial antibodies do not recognize immune receptor ACKR1

Commercial antibodies do not recognize immune receptor ACKR1