Posts tagged “Malaria”

Malaria-Resistant Mosquitoes Hatched in California

November 24th, 2015
Malaria-Resistant Mosquitoes Hatched in California

 Researchers in California hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and used ground-breaking technology to make sure they pass on the protective gene when they reproduce. The experiment involves what’s known as a “gene drive” which hopefully promises to change the genetics of populations in insects, certain plants and certain animals faster than it would happen naturally. Genes […]

Malaria Deaths Halved Thanks to Global Aid Effort

December 9th, 2014
Malaria Deaths Halved Thanks to Global Aid Effort

The number of deaths caused by malaria has halved, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation. The latest figures show that the number of people dying from malaria has fallen by 4.3 million since 2001 and more countries have completely eliminated malaria. There were no indigenous cases reported in Sri Lanka or Azerbaijan and […]

Tanzanian Children Helping Scientists To Create New Malaria Vaccine

May 26th, 2014
Tanzanian Children Helping Scientists To Create New Malaria Vaccine

Scientists are working with children in Tanzania to produce a new vaccine, which protects against malaria. American researchers are working with children who have natural immunity to malaria to develop a vaccine, which could save hundreds of lives in the future. Scientists have discovered that these children have an antibody that makes them immune to […]

Deaths from Malaria Underestimated

February 6th, 2012
Deaths from Malaria Underestimated

A study published in a British medical journal, The Lancet, has suggested that deaths from malaria across the world are underestimated. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suggested that 650,000 deaths occurred during 2010, other research believes this figure should be significantly higher – an estimated 1.2 million in fact. The research is based […]

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