Exposure to suboptimal doses of antimalarial drugs could increase malaria transmission

Exposure to suboptimal doses of the antiparasitic drug artemisinin could increase the sexual conversion rate of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, thereby increasing the probability of transmission, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by ‘la Caixa’ Foundation. The findings, published in eLife, may have public […]

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New genome sequencing sheds light on diversity in Africa

Analysis of the genomes of hundreds of people from across Africa has shed light on ancient migrations and modern susceptibility and resistance to disease, revealing unexpected genetic diversity. The genome is often described as the body’s instruction manual, and whole-genome sequencing involves effectively reading the billions of DNA bases in an individual. New research on […]

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