All posts tagged with malaria

My article in Scientific American

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The current issue of Scientific American is specially devoted to human evolution. There are great articles by Kate Wong, Ian Tattersall, Frans de Waal, Berna...

The fight against drug-resistant malaria

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Ed Yong, writing for the new Wellcome Trust-sponsored science publication, Mosaic, has gone to Thailand to follow the development of artemisin-resistant mala...

Population structure and chimpanzee malaria

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A new paper examines the parasite load of a group of wild chimpanzees for Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria DeNys:2013. Several strains of Plasmod...

Quote: Lederberg on Haldane

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J. B. S. Haldane has typically been assigned credit for the first suggestion that human hemoglobinopathies are adaptations to malaria. In 1999, Joshua Lederb...

Falciparum malaria came from gorillas

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Malaria in humans is caused by one of five different species of Plasmodium parasites. The deadliest of these is P. falciparum, especially within Africa where...