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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Malaria, the mosquito-borne scourge that kills at least 1.5 million people worldwide each year, has spawned a vigorous counterattack. From a World Health Organization plan to help countries prevent and treat the disease to efforts to sequence the malaria parasite's genome, reported in this week's Science, experts have ratcheted up efforts over the past 2 years to cut malaria's toll. For a huge trove of malaria information and news, visit www.malaria.org, run by the nonprofit Malaria Foundation International.
The site's aim, says the foundation's Kathryn Nason-Burchenal, is to provide "one-stop shopping for malaria questions," for everyone from researchers to the lay public. You can read about the malaria parasite's life cycle and link to a world map of chloroquine resistance, or catch up on the current debate over an international treaty to ban DDT, a pesticide used to kill mosquitoes. There are updates on projects like the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, which is working to develop better malaria drugs and vaccines. Head for the scientific information section for links to journals, a free online epidemiology course, a brand-new database in Israel of malaria parasite metabolic pathways, or the latest country-by-country stats: In Laos, for instance, there were 399 malaria deaths last year.