Posts in: disease

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Hunting for a Malaria Vaccine: Inside a New York University Laboratory

Hunting for a Malaria Vaccine: Inside a New York University Laboratory

Researchers struggle to produce reliable protection against the malaria parasite.

By | Posted July 9, 2009

Syndemics Theory

Syndemics Theory

One man’s efforts to push back the new version of the HIV epidemic.

By | Posted July 6, 2009

The Good Side of Brain Manglers

The Good Side of Brain Manglers

Could prions, the proteins that cause diseases like Mad Cow, also be crucial to normal brain functioning?

By | Posted June 30, 2009

Raising Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria

Raising Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria

Jean Robert Nonon raises mosquitoes at New York University, sending them across the globe for malaria research.

By | Posted June 23, 2009

Is Dilution the Solution?

Is Dilution the Solution?

Scientists study how biodiversity affects the spread of animal-borne disease.

By | Posted June 4, 2009

Chasing the Dream: The World’s Most Powerful Malaria Vaccine

Chasing the Dream: The World’s Most Powerful Malaria Vaccine

After decades of abandonment, an unlikely experimental malaria vaccine is stirring again, promising to outshine all other candidates in the pharmaceutical pipeline.

By | Posted June 1, 2009

Investigating Diabetes Surgery

Investigating Diabetes Surgery

Scientists have found that weight-loss surgery has a dramatic effect on type 2 diabetes and can even eliminate symptoms. Now, researchers are attempting to find out what is behind this diabetes “cure” and are even looking for alternative ways to mimic the surgery’s results.

By | Posted May 29, 2009

Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Getting the Jump on an Ancient Killer

Studying the early stages of tuberculosis infection could help scientists figure out new ways to tackle the disease.

By | Posted May 18, 2009

Flu Sausage

Flu Sausage

Pigs cough up a mish-mashed flu virus, something scientists saw coming for years.

By | Posted May 11, 2009

Assessing the Malaria Threat

Assessing the Malaria Threat

Could increasing global temperatures cause this tropical disease to spread?

By | Posted May 5, 2009

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