Tag: <span>Malaria</span>

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Image copyright SPL Image caption Malaria is triggered by a parasite spread by mosquitoes The UK government is to generate a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases. The Ross Fund will be run in partnership with US philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates. It is named soon after Sir Ronald Ross…


Mutant mosquitoes ‘resist malaria’

Image copyright SPL US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection. If the lab strategy works in the field, it could supply a new way of stopping the biting insects from spreading malaria to humans, they say. The scientists place a new “resistance” gene into the mosquito’s…


Engineering Mosquitoes’ Genes to Resist Malaria

In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, behind a series of 5 protective doors, two teams of biologists have developed a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will assist eradicate malaria from the globe. The mosquito has been engineered to carry two ingenious genetic modifications. A single is a…