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 effective against human disease. Now, a team led by MIT researchers has...

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 — a disease that kills more than one million people each year. The...

Ultrasound shows effect of malaria on fetal growth

A study of almost 3800 pregnancies has provided the most accurate and direct evidence to date that malaria infection reduces early fetal growth. Low birth weight is the most important risk factor for neonatal mortality in developing countries. The research, carried...

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