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.
November sees the release of the World Malaria Report, and here we take a look at the key facts and figures.
Researchers have discovered endemic malaria infection in a geographically-restricted set of wild bonobos, including a possible new species of the parasite.
Researchers have discovered that individuals infected with malaria exhale specific compounds, which could be used to rapidly and accurately diagnose the disease.
Researchers have uncovered five new targets for malaria vaccine development, suggesting that targeting multiple steps of erythrocyte invasion is more likely to produce an effective vaccine.
Researchers have discovered that host susceptibility to Plasmodium infection and disease could be modulated by dietary alterations – particularly with a high-fat diet.
The spread of a single multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum lineage to south Vietnam has caused alarm after worrying treatment failure rates. Researchers suggest this presents a serious concern for malaria control efforts.
Maternal microchimerism (MMc) is a normal part of pregnancy, however, relatively little work has been done exploring the intersection of MMc and infectious disease. Here, Whitney Harrington discusses it’s implications in malaria.
Novel drug, AQ-13, has demonstrated promise against uncomplicated malaria in a Phase II non-inferiority trial, presenting a potential new tool for tackling drug-resistant strains.