Genes of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes mapped

Researchers have determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles genus to understand why only certain mosquitoes transmit malaria to humans.

How mosquitoes transmit malaria in genes revealed

A new study has revealed that mosquito species, Anopheles genus, the sole carriers of human malaria, transmit the disease in genes.

Global life expectancy increases by more than six years

Life expectancy around the world increased by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2013, according to a study published by The Lancet.

Cause of malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia identified

Malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene in the disease-causing parasite, a Columbia University-led study has found.

New molecules identified to fight malaria parasite

A team of researchers have identified a family of efficient and selective molecules known as borrelidin which can fight the parasite Plasmodium, causal agent of malaria.

Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites
Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites

Scientists have recently developed nanomimics that would help fight against the malaria parasites, it has been revealed.

Dramatic reduction in malaria deaths: WHO

 Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 as more people are treated and use more bed nets, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its annual report.

New compound can destroy malaria in 48 hours

 A promising new anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to rapidly destroy red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite without damaging healthy cells, a new study has found.

Scientists discover friendly gut bacteria that helps fight malaria

A new study has revealed that specific bacterial components in the human gut microbiota can trigger a natural defense mechanism that is highly protective against malaria transmission.

Newly found molecule can make malaria's bubble burst

Scientists have recently found new chemicals with potent anti-malarial properties that could cause parasite to burst and help develop new drugs to fight against the disease.

Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria
Not all mosquitoes can transmit malaria

 A genetic study has revealed that certain species of mosquitoes have evolved to better transmit malaria than even some of their close cousins.

New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

 The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.

New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode
New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.

PIL urges Bombay HC to declare dengue an epidemic

A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday urging the Court to declare dengue as an epidemic due to the number of lives lost to it.

Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!
Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!

The majority of malaria hospitalisations in Malaysia are now caused by a dangerous and potentially deadly monkey-borne parasite once rarely seen in humans, according to a research by a Malaysia-based Indian scholar.

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP

The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security.

Rishi Kapoor discharged from hospital
Rishi Kapoor discharged from hospital

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who was hospitalised on Tuesday for dengue and malaria has been discharged.

Text messages could help fight malaria

Simple text message reminders to take malaria medication can help in the fight against the deadly disease, Harvard scientists say.

Cuban sent to fight Ebola in Guinea dies of malaria

A Cuban man working in Guinea to help battle the killer Ebola virus has died of cerebral malaria, officials said.