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The COVID Science Express: Malaria Drugs and Mutations

3 Apr 2020

A weekly explanation of the emerging science behind COVID-19 and its infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2....

Are anti-malaria drugs set to be a game-changer in the battle against COVID-19?

20 Mar 2020

The words had hardly left President Trump’s mouth when FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn strode to the podium and politely walked back Trump’s claim that a drug that is effective in the treatment of...

Why Mosquitos Bite You and How to Make Them Stop

5 Jul 2019

Summertime means hammocks, BBQs, fireworks, and mosquito bites....

Did You Know that Colonialism is responsible for the spread of malaria?

15 Feb 2019

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a single-celled parasite that multiplies in human red blood cells as well as in the intestines of the Anopheles mosquito, the insect that transmits the...

Did you know that malaria spawned the gin and tonic?

27 Sep 2018

Malaria kills around 400 thousand individuals annually. It’s the result of a bodily infection by single-celled parasitic organisms from the Plasmodium genus and causes fever, vomiting, chills and...

Sickle Cell Anemia

23 May 2017

Sickle cell anemia is a recessive genetic disorder in which the body’s red blood cells assume an abnormal crescent shape inhibiting their ability to carry oxygen effectively. Natural selection...

Goldenseal

20 Mar 2017

During the Civil War northern forces blocked a number of Confederate ports. One of the consequences of the blockade was a dire shortage of cinchona bark imported from South America. The bark was in...

Miracle Mineral Solution is a Nightmare

20 Mar 2017

Malaria, AIDS, hepatitis, herpes, cancer.  Terrible diseases.  That’s why thousands and thousands of scientists around the world, armed with advanced degrees, are engaged in research projects aimed...

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