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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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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.