Genetics

A quick path to antimalarial resistance

Resistance to antimalarial drugs is thought to result mainly from changes in the parasite's genome. However, P. falciparum can also develop resistance to some antimalarial compounds by epigenetic changes, according to a new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prospects for new malaria interventions

April 25 marks World Malaria Day, an international event commemorated every year in recognition of global efforts to control malaria, one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. This year's theme, "Ready to beat Malaria", ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists exploit malaria's Achilles' heel

Malaria researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New compound shows promise against malaria

Malaria parasites cause hundreds of millions of infections, and kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, mostly in Africa. And in recent years the most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has become ...

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