Malaria is a tropical disease affecting humans and animals through the bite of a mosquito, causing fatalities when it is not diagnosed and treated promptly. The majority of malaria cases … Continue Reading Microbe shows promise in controlling the spread of malaria.
All previously discovered living things on earth are classified into five kingdoms under the taxonomical system. For example, all animals belong to Kingdom Animalia, plants belong to Plantae, fungi to … Continue Reading Animal that doesn’t need oxygen to survive discovered.
African sleeping sickness is caused by the single-cell parasite Trypanosoma brucei and is spread by infected tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is deadly, affecting both humans and livestock … Continue Reading Previously unknown protective enzyme identified in the sleeping sickness parasite.
Malaria infection starts when the sporozoite stage of the Plasmodium parasite is injected into the skin by a mosquito. Sporozoites are known to traverse host cells before finally invading a … Continue Reading Previously unknown interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells identified.
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now … Continue Reading Nanotechnology used to protect against in situ Malaria parasites.
Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University report. As it invades a red blood cell, the malaria … Continue Reading Scientists find way to trap, kill malaria parasite.