Malaria: '700 million cases' stopped in Africa

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

'Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of the past 15 years.'

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

Ebola crisis in Guinea 'has set back malaria fight'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of Ebola deaths in the country, which now stand at 2,444.

Laser 'tricorder' can diagnose malaria through the skin

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

It's a weapon that fights malaria; a laser scan can give an accurate diagnosis in seconds, without breaking the skin.