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Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University.
In the war between drugs and drug-resistant diseases, is the current strategy for medicating patients giving many drug-resistant diseases a big competitive advantage?, asks a research paper that will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A U.S.-led study suggests insecticides that would kill just older mosquitoes would be a better way of controlling malaria. Pennsylvania State University Professor Andrew Read said such an approach would be a more sustainable way of controlling the disease and might lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete. Each year malaria kills about a million people, but many of the chemicals used to kill the insects become ineffective, the scientists said, since repeated exposure to...
Killing just the older mosquitoes would be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, according to entomologists who add that the approach may lead to evolution-proof insecticides that never become obsolete.