The US FDA have approved Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria infections, the first approval for such a drug in 50 years.
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Following a five decade-long battle against malaria, Paraguay has received certification from the WHO as having eliminated the disease.
A new study has estimated that up to 30% of parasite burden could be in the liver and bone marrow of infected individuals, a reservoir that has previously gone undetected and unstudied.
In our latest infographic we provide a visual snapshot of the infections and immune processes that have been linked with the microbiome thus far, explaining some of the evidence
Take a look at the top news stories of the week, including a spreading drug resistance in malaria and new data on antimicrobial resistance.
The largest genetic study of malaria parasites in Southeast Asia has revealed that resistance to the most powerful antimalarial drugs has been spreading unreported for years in Cambodia.
Scientists have revealed proteins, termed RIFINs, expressed on the surface of infected erythrocytes that may help the malaria parasite to suppress the host immune response, leading to severe infection.
For the first time researchers have cloned and characterized NANP-reactive memory B-cell antibodies in humans, which have the ability to potently inhibit parasite transmission in vivo.
Researchers have carried out the largest genetic study of Anopheles gambiae, discovering the spread of resistance and high genetic diversity.