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How the immune system fights off malaria

How the immune system fights off malaria

The parasites that cause malaria are exquisitely adapted to the various hosts they infect — so studying the disease in mice doesn’t necessarily reveal information that could lead to drugs […]

Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine

Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine

This study suggests that genetically engineered malaria parasites that are stunted through precise gene deletions (genetically attenuated parasites, or “GAP”) could be used as a vaccine that protects against malaria […]

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Drug may be major advance against malaria

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center have developed a drug that may represent one of the world’s best hopes for treating and preventing […]

Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Although the incidence of malaria has declined in all but a few countries worldwide, according to a World Health Organization report earlier this month, malaria […]