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Malaria resistant mosquitoes are not actually that useful

The recent news of a lab strain of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes being unable to be infected by the malaria parasite has hit the headlines. But unfortunately, amazing as the science behind this is, I really wouldn’t put your hopes up on malaria free Anopheline mosquitoes becoming the norm at time soon (or ever really). 288 palabras más


Malaria, Climate Change, and the Next Top Model

by Joseph DeSisto

Both malaria and climate change are complex global problems that scientists are working hard to understand. Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, kills roughly 600,000 people every year, mostly in Africa. 1.922 palabras más


Will climate changes have an impact on health and affect the spread of diseases such as malaria?

Malaria morbidity and mortality (1) is typically a function of:

  • Vector control as in control of malaria-infected mosquitoes.
  • Ease of access to medical service, accurate and timely diagnosis, and Artemisinin-based combination therapies.
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2015 Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou and Ancient Chinese Medicine

Three researchers shared the recently announced 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries of therapies against parasites. Microbiologists William Campbell at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and Satoshi Ōmura at Kitasato University, Japan, received their share of the award for their discoveries of a therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. 579 palabras más


TUGAS I : Pemeriksaan Parasit Darah

Pemeriksaan Parasit Darah
Pemeriksaan untuk parasit yang hidup dalam darah seperti mikrofilaria, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, Babesia dapat dilakukan dengan membuat sediaan darah. Akan tetapi untuk identifikasi parasit diperlukan pewarnaan yang khusus, contohnya pewarnaan dengan bahan cat dalam kelompok zat warna Romanowsky. 221 palabras más


Slime Molds on the Move

As usual, Naturally Curious readers submitted unbelievably creative ideas about the identity of yesterday’s Mystery Photo. Kudos to those of you who recognized that it was a slime mold. 341 palabras más

LabTV: Curious About Malaria

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to buying school supplies and heading back to the classroom or off to university. So, throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing LabTV profiles of young people whose learning experiences have set them on the path to becoming biomedical researchers. 418 palabras más