Controlling a disease as entrenched as malaria, which kills over one million people a year is an enormous challenge. New policies, strategies and solutions are urgently needed.
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New approaches are needed to reverse the trend of disappointing vaccines against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, argues biotech expert Thomas Egwang.
How scientific knowledge is presented in public debate, by scientists or journalists, has a big influence on its impact, says David Dickson.
Genetically modified insects provide a new method for controlling insect-borne diseases and agricultural insect pests.
8 July 2010
Source: The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Policies to combat malaria are needed regardless of climate change, which has a far smaller impact on the disease than human activity.
9 September 2009
Source: Sustainable Development Network
A study reveals a link between urbanisation and malaria, raising hope that cities sprouting in developing nations will help reduce malaria.
GM-produced artemisinin is deemed to be comparable in quality to the plant-derived version, but should be cheaper to produce.
13 May 2013
10 May 2013