Scientists Engineer Mosquitoes That Resist Malaria Parasite with Combination of Anti-Parasite Molecules

Anopheles mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered with multiple anti-malaria molecules, acting at different stages of the malaria life cycle, are strongly resistant to the parasite that causes malaria and are unlikely to lose that resistance quickly, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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NIH announces $1 million prize competition to target global disease diagnostics

The National Institutes of Health has launched a $1 million Technology Accelerator Challenge (TAC) to spur the design and development of non-invasive, handheld, digital technologies to detect, diagnose and guide therapies for diseases with high global and public health impact. The Challenge is focused on sickle cell disease, malaria and anemia and is led by NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

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Precision mapping with satellite, drone photos could help predict infections of a widespread tropical disease

An international team has discovered a cheap and efficient way to identify transmission hotspots for schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that is second only to malaria in its global health impact. The research uses rigorous field sampling and aerial images to precisely map communities that are at greatest risk for infection.

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