GLP podcast: Mexico's activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

GLP podcast: Mexico’s activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Mexico seems determined to ban the weedkiller glyphosate and biotech crops, drawing intense opposition from the country's farmers. Twitter bots ...
Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Ricki Lewis | 
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...
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Deaths in less developed countries set to surge from malaria, HIV and TB linked to COVID-19 disruptions

Over the next five years, deaths from [HIV, tuberculosis and malaria] could rise by as much as 10%, 20% and ...
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Exploring gene drive’s role in fight against malaria

Joan Conrow | 
An international initiative has formed to ensure that gene drive technology gets a chance to prove its mettle in the ...
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It’s disease-carrying mosquito season, but coronavirus cripples response

Monitoring and killing mosquitoes is a key public health task used to curb the spread of deadly disease. In recent ...

Mosquito spit might be a universal vaccine ‘Holy Grail’ – preventing everything from malaria to Zika

Clare Baldwin | 
Her idea revolved around mosquito spit. Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, [Jessica] Manning, a clinical researcher ...
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‘Serious side effects’: FDA revokes emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

Lev Facher | 
The Food and Drug Administration on [June 15] said it had withdrawn an emergency approval for use of the malaria ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

Marilynn Marchione | 
A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...
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Fighting malaria: Genetically modified parasites offer promising but incomplete protection

Ruth Williams | 
Two clinical trials, in which subjects were vaccinated with genetically engineered Plasmodium parasites and later exposed to the malaria-causing microbe, ...
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‘Enormous potential’: Recently discovered microbe could protect mosquitoes from malaria

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the ...
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Shedding light on ‘bizarre’ 1930s procedure in which doctors injected malaria into human brains

A new paper in a neurosurgery journal sheds light on one of the most bizarre and shocking medical procedures ever ...
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‘Self-destruct mechanism’ could lead to malaria vaccine

While a vaccine would be the ideal method for eliminating malaria from the human population, all attempts thus far to ...

Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death rate in VA coronavirus patient study

Christopher Rowland | 
An anti-malarial drug President Trump has aggressively promoted to treat covid-19 had no benefit and was linked to higher rates ...
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‘Disaster for public trust in vaccines’: African malaria study conducted without patient consent

George Dvorsky | 
A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa ...

Genetically modified mosquitoes are a small price to pay for malaria eradication

John Cumbers | 
Will opponents of gene engineering deny prevention to suffering families? ...
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Podcast: GMO insects loose in the wild? Inside scoop on controversial Oxitec mosquito in Brazil

Kelly Matsen, Kevin Folta | 
The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet in developing countries it is a ruthless killer, spreading ...
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Gene drives and other ‘out-of-the-box approaches’ can eradicate malaria by 2050, scientists say

Sigal Samuel | 
“For too long, malaria eradication has been a distant dream, but now we have evidence that malaria can and should ...
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Much more than an ‘itchy pest’: Mosquitoes have played a major role in human history

Emily Toomey, Timothy Winegard | 
Fifty-two billion people—almost half of the cumulative human population—are thought to have perished at the hands of a creature no ...
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Growing malaria drug resistance worldwide threatens to be ‘disastrous’

Natalie Slivinski | 
It’s not clear why, but the Greater Mekong Subregion—Cambodia, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam—is a major source of ...
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Gene drives: Why the best option for fighting mosquito-borne diseases is the ‘mosquito itself’

Andrea Crisanti, Kyros Kyrou | 
Gene drives are now a viable method of fighting mosquito-borne disease ...
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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

Henry Greely | 
People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Gene drive alternative uses CRISPR to control insect populations by creating sterile males

Scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego and UC Berkeley have developed a new approach to controlling disease-carrying ...

Viewpoint: An argument against using genetically modified mosquitos to fight malaria in Africa

Ify Aniebo | 
Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a solution to controlling malaria, a scourge that has been around ...

Can we eradicate malaria with promising new gene drive technique?

Nicholas Wade | 
Malaria is among the world’s worst scourges. In 2016 the disease, which is caused by a parasite and transmitted by ...

Talking Biotech: Artemisinin—the malaria treatment that could help prevent 400,000 deaths a year

Ian Graham, Kevin Folta | 
University of York's Dr. Ian Graham joins Kevin Folta to discuss how the plant-derived compound artemesia could help beat back ...

Seeking medicine from the plants of Uganda

Lominda Afedraru | 
Researchers have long looked to the plants of our world to solve many of the medical problems we face. But ...
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Uganda’s scientists strive to use biotechnology to solve agricultural, health and environmental challenges

Lominda Afedraru | 
It is morning time, we are in a hotel based at the center of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, ...
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