How Drug Resistance Is Impacting Malaria Elimination

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Researchers detail the extent of antimalarial drug resistance around the world, considering its implications for the WHO’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2021-3-8/173545175-44100-2-7dd5fcb1d97da.m4a Malaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: Five years ago, the WHO announced their Global Technical Strategy for Malaria which Read more…

New Insights Into the Biophysical Characteristics of RTS,S Antibodies

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Researchers reveal the importance of antibody affinity and dissociation constant in parasite neutralisation. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2021-1-18/156526190-44100-2-d37d459ed55c4.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: The leading malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, targets the circumsporozoite protein and offers partial protection against the disease, with around 40% efficacy. To better Read more…

Researchers Use AI to Identify Morphologically Similar Mosquitoes

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Researchers develop an image recognition tool to identify mosquitoes in the field, and a new paper highlights the nuanced realities of malaria decision-making in endemic regions. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-11-23/140466283-44100-2-c8f45f18b1d57.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: New research has demonstrated that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be Read more…

Shedding Enzyme Essential for Parasite Survival

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Researchers find that SUB2, a malaria parasite enzyme, helps the parasite survive in the human host and new research characterises cerebral malaria infection in adults and children. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-11-16/138624796-44100-2-3cf478b0439d5.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: For the malaria parasite to survive in the human Read more…

Parasite Biomarkers Predict Transmission Potential

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Researchers identify three biomarkers associated with gametocytes development that predict transmission potential, and the use of LAMP-based malaria diagnostic tools is evaluated. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-11-9/136486146-44100-2-9779558dced12.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: Researchers have identified three malaria parasite biomarkers that offer an early indication of infected Read more…

WHO Publish Annual World Malaria Report

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. The WHO publishes its annual World Malaria Report and a new article stresses the need for highly-effective vaccines to eliminate malaria. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-11-3/134331863-44100-2-80a95dd6b5794.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: The WHO published its annual World Malaria Report this week, highlighting success over the past Read more…

Conserved Antigen Pb22 Plays a Critical Role in Male Gametogenesis in P. Berghei

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Pb22, a protein expressed by Plasmodium berghei, may play an important role in the transmission of malaria, and review on the use of tafenoquine finds that the drug is well-tolerated and effective. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-10-26/132152443-44100-2-c3c122513c848.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: Pb22, a protein expressed Read more…

Parasite Viability Is a Superior Indicator of Antimalarial Drug Activity

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. Determining drug efficacy through parasite clearance half-life may underestimate the activity of some antimalarial drugs, and the WHO publishes new guidance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-10-18/129902732-44100-2-5d2a4b4fb86ac.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: The gold standard for assessing the efficacy of Read more…

‘Memory-Like’ Imprints in γδ T Cells Allow for Better Response to Future Malaria Infection

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. New research examines the long-term impact of malaria infection on γδ T cells, and a review of malaria cases among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria, explores the impact of preventative measures on the prevalence of malaria and anaemia. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-10-12/127806465-44100-2-02fe3df2483e7.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Read more…

Microneedle Patches the Future of Malaria Diagnosis

The Latest Malaria News, in 60 Seconds. A new diagnostic tool using microneedles eliminates the need for a fingerprick, and researchers develop a more efficient gene-drive system that overcomes the challenge of genetic resistance. https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-10-4/125438610-44100-2-34cb366721416.m4aMalaria Minute on iTunes and Spotify Transcript: The rapid diagnostic test (RDT) is the current gold-standard Read more…