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Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:25

A new genome-editing technique can disrupt a single malaria parasite gene with a success rate of up to 100 percent in a matter of weeks, says a study.

Now, cancer vaccine from cat poop parasite

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 15:11

You may soon look at cat poop in a different light as it may hold the key to cancer cure.

Genetic `barcode` to identify origin of malaria

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:31

Containing malaria could be a lot more convenient as researchers have now designed a genetic barcode of malaria parasite, which can be used to identify the geographic origin of the parasite from a blood sample and monitor its spread.

DNA-tinkered, male-only mosquitoes to check malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 14:59

In a pioneering work towards eradicating malaria, scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males.

Malaria severity not determined just by parasite levels in blood

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:39

Although malaria kills some 600,000 African children each year, most cases of the mosquito-borne parasitic disease in children are mild. Repeated infection does generate some immunity, and episodes of severe malaria are unusual once a child reaches age 5.

New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:13

New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

3D model of human parasite to help curb malaria

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 14:02

There might soon be new approaches to tackle the deadly malaria.

3D structure of malaria parasite genome generated

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 12:23

Researchers have generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite`s life cycle.

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