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Researchers bypass blood work, favoring lasers to detect malaria

Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.

By Jan. 8, 2014


Bill Gates: Prioritizing Internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

It seems that the Microsoft chairman would like Facebook and Google billionaires to pay attention to eliminating diseases afflicting the poor, in addition to wiring up the planet.

By Nov. 1, 2013


Researchers closing in on effective malaria vaccine

The early stage clinical trial is small, but out of the 15 volunteers given the highest dose of a malaria vaccine, 12 are showing total resistance to the disease.

By Aug. 8, 2013


Ward off malaria -- and look sexy doing it

Cornell University scientists tell infectious disease to buzz off with hooded garment infused with strong doses of insecticide.

By May. 21, 2012


Origami paper sensor could detect malaria, HIV for 10 cents

Researchers say their 3D point-of-care sensor, called oPad, can be printed on a simple office printer.

By Mar. 8, 2012


Lifelens malaria app wins Microsoft 'Imagine Cup' grant

Microsoft announces that Team Lifelens of the U.S., a finalist in the 2011 Imagine Cup competition, has won a $75,000 grant.

By Jan. 27, 2012


Spare a little computing power to fight malaria

The GO Fight Against Malaria campaign, set up by Scripps Research and IBM, uses spare computing power from millions of PCs around the world to perform simulations.

By Nov. 21, 2011


Scientists to fight malaria via spermless mosquitoes

Researchers inject 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off the gene "zpg" that is necessary for sperm development.

By Aug. 9, 2011


U.S. grad students create app to diagnose malaria

Team "LifeLens" writes a program that analyzes photos of blood samples taken by the microscopic camera in a Samsung Focus running on Windows 7.

By Apr. 12, 2011


Ep. 1417: Malaria > Steve Ballmer

Gmail is still up and down, PS3 sales are actually blocked in Europe, and Motorola says Xoom sales are off to "a good start." What does that mean? But they're certainly off to a better start than Microsoft, which is only just now, rumor has it, working on Windows 8 tablet design demos that we'll see ... in June. JUNE! Bill Gates is so pretending he never worked there right now. Plus, Penthouse in 3D. Ew. --Molly

By Mar. 1, 2011