Latest Plasmodium falciparum Stories
Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence that the mosquito-borne disease malaria travels to higher elevations during warmer years and returns to lower altitudes when temperatures become cooler.
Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health.
Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying.
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a way to block the malaria parasite from invading the blood cells.
Antimalarial drug resistance has hampered malaria control programs for almost 60 years.
Researchers have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria.
The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75 percent, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, launched today.
Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.