Month: July 2013

Finding malaria vaccine targets means looking for parasite proteins that bind to red blood cells. Discovering these weak and fleeting attractions requires a special technique, explains Josefin Bartholdson

Malaria’s Flaws of attraction

29.07.13: Finding malaria vaccine targets means looking for parasite proteins that bind to red blood cells. Discovering these weak and fleeting attractions requires a special technique, explains Josefin Bartholdson

Why is it hard to detect disease association in African populations?

22.07.13: Over 600,000 people die from malaria each year, mainly children under the age of five in Africa. Katja Kivinen and colleagues are trying to understand and identify the genetic variants that increase a person’s risk of malaria infection.

Going Beyond the Genome at the Royal Society

04.07.13: The ‘Beyond the Genome’ exhibit got people to question what they wanted to know about their DNA; could you ever know too much?”