Katie Jones discusses the recent recommendation by the WHO to roll-out a Malaria Vaccine, how this vaccine will work, how Malaria initially causes disease and what impact this vaccine will have on global health particularly in Africa.
Best of TED: Gene editing and the eradication of malaria
Jennifer Kahn is a science journalist whose articles cover the gene-editing abilities of CRISPR technology. Her TED talk, ‘Gene editing can now change an entire species – forever’ can be found on TED.com under the ‘Science’ section. No one can deny the blight malaria has been on the world. UNICEF figures show over a […]
Monkey Malaria – a future threat to humans?
Zoonoses is the term used to describe those diseases which can be, and routinely are, transferred, from animals to humans, with the category currently including the likes of: Ebola, Rabies, Leprosy and Anthrax. However, in recent years another disease has been increasingly making the transition from animals to humans, this is Plasmodium Knowlesi, also known […]