Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease
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Steve Connor: The results so far arec good, but there's still a long way to go before an effective malaria vaccine is available
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The vaccine known as "RTS,S", made by GlaxoSmithKline, was the first "candidate" vaccine against malaria and was initially developed as long ago as 1987. This fact alone indicates just how difficult and tortuous it is to manufacture a safe, reliable and effective vaccine against the malaria parasite.
World's first malaria vaccine which could be available from 2015 should not be viewed as a silver bullet against the disease, say scientists
Tuesday 08 October 2013
British drug company GlaxoSmithKline seeking regulatory approval for vaccine to prevent disease which kills around 660,000 people every year
Monday 07 October 2013
The bugs have probably infected bats for millions of years and their immune system has evolved to cope
Tuesday 24 September 2013
To think that every minute, a parent somewhere loses their son or daughter to malaria because of a mosquito bite is heart-wrenching
Thursday 11 July 2013
The former world champion boxer Herbie Hide is facing arrest after he failed to attend court on drug charges, saying he was suffering from malaria in a Nigerian clinic.
Saturday 29 June 2013
The beauty of the Pilton pop festival is that there’s always something to pull you from the main drag
Tuesday 11 June 2013
More than 9,000 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Mr Hornsby drove a series of ambulances from Normandy to the Netherlands
'Racism is strengthened by indifference and inaction': AC Milan player Kevin Prince-Boateng gives stunning speech to the UN
Thursday 21 March 2013
The midfielder was subjected to abuse earlier this season
Friday 15 February 2013
Ray Cooney's film about a bigamist taxi driver gets a vicious mauling from the critics
Sunday 18 November 2012
Imagine standing on the surface of the Moon, staring back at Earth and having in your grasp a device that allows you to see a tennis ball.
Never before seen letters reveal the story of the scientist who laid the foundations of a cure for malaria more than a century ago
Tuesday 24 July 2012
When British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the crucial link between mosquitos and malaria at the end of the 19 century, he understandably thought it marked the beginning of the end of the deadly disease – rampant then not only in colonial India and Africa, but also in southern European countries such as Greece and Italy.
Friday 03 February 2012
Malaria is killing almost twice as many people around the world than was previously thought, a study has shown.
Friday 13 January 2012
The creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run are at the centre of an angry storm surrounding their latest film amid accusations of bad taste and disability discrimination.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Western aid agencies in Pakistan warned yesterday that they might have to halt flood relief efforts in the cash-strapped country because of funding shortfalls.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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