Related topics: malaria

Study links deforestation and malaria

Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

3-D protein map offers new malaria vaccine hope

A three-dimensional 'map' of a critical protein that malaria parasites use to invade human red blood cells could lead to a vaccine countering the most widespread species of the parasite.

Playing God with mosquitoes? We humans have loftier aims

In a startling development in "gene-drive" technology, a team of researchers at the University of California has succeeded in creating genetically modified mosquitoes incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humans, ...