Latest Plasmodium species infecting humans and other primates Stories
After sequencing the genome of several malaria-related parasites, scientists found that the protozoans responsible for the deadly disease are very genetically diverse and therefore difficult to eradicate, according to their report publish this week in Nature Genetics.
A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers offers a wealth of information about the rhythmic nature of gene expression in Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito species that transmits the malaria parasite from person to person.
Wolbachia are bacteria that infect many insects, including mosquitoes.
Monkeys infected with an emerging malaria strain are providing a reservoir for human disease in Southeast Asia, according to research published today.
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that the major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require new disease prevention methods.
New research has shown that an emerging new form of malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium knowlesi, originally believed to only infect monkeys, also poses a deadly threat to humans.
A species of mosquito in South Africa new to researchers may carry the ability to transmit malaria, researchers in Johannesburg said. The mosquito, known for the time being as Anopheles funestus-like, was found in and near villages near Karonga, a town on Lake Malawi's western shore, IRIN reported Tuesday. The newly discovered species is related to another significant species, Anopheles funestus, which carries malaria, but further research is required before it is known it carries the...
Researchers based in Gabon and France report the discovery of a new malaria agent infecting chimpanzees in Central Africa.
Even though the most deadly form of malaria for humans, Plasmodium falciparum, has been linked to malaria found in chimpanzees, this group has been fairly isolated on the malarial family tree â€” until now.
A U.S.-led team of scientists has identified the complete genetic sequence of a parasite that is the leading cause of relapsing malaria. Working at The Institute for Genomic Research/J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md., the scientists studied the parasite Plasmodium vivax.
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