Malawi to test groundbreaking malaria vaccine

World / Science & Health Apr 22, 2019

Malawi to test groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world's most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa every year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in ...

Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver

World / Science & Health Dec 8, 2018

Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver

In the hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers are exploring a little-studied pathway: killing parasites in the liver, before the illness emerges. "It's very difficult to work on the liver stage," said Elizabeth Winzeler, professor of pharmacology and drug discovery at the ...

World / Science & Health Feb 2, 2017

Malaria superbugs threaten global control, scientists say

Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. The superbugs — malaria parasites that can beat off the best current treatments, artemisinin and piperaquine — have spread throughout Cambodia, with even ...