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How lab-grown blood vessels can help us understand malaria

Blood circulates a hundred thousand times in our body each day to provide nutrients and support to tissues. This circulation is carried out by blood vessels in a highly organized and efficient transport system. Large vessels are somewhat like highways, carrying large volumes of blood... click to read more

  • Caitlin Howard | Graduate Student at Department of Bioengineering; Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
  • Joseph D. Smith | Professor at Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington.
  • Ying Zheng | Professor at Department of Bioengineering; Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 28, 2020
A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Infected female Anopheles mosquitoes deliver malaria parasites to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, killing nearly half a million people every year. In the past two decades, we have successfully decreased the global malaria burden by half thanks to chemical insecticides, which are sprayed in... click to read more

  • Etienne Bilgo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Brian Lovett | PhD student at Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 18, 2019
Driving down malaria

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on earth, having killed more people than wars and plagues combined. This is because they spread debilitating diseases like malaria - which affects more than 200 million people each year. Despite a momentous effort to combat the disease over the... click to read more

  • Andrew Hammond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
  • Xenia Karlsson | M.Sc. student at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
  • Ziyin Wang | M.Sc. student at Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 18, 2017