Monoclonal antibody offers new way to protect against malaria

By Rachel Arthur

One dose of an antibody drug protected from malaria infection during the malaria season in Mali, showing up to 88% effectiveness: demonstrating for the first time that a monoclonal antibody can prevent malaria in an endemic region.

Only female mosquitoes spread malaria

CRISPR editing gives mosquitoes malaria-resistant DNA

By Fiona BARRY

Scientists trying to curb malaria deaths usually concentrate on preventing mosquito bites or developing human vaccines and therapies, but novel gene-editing tool CRISPR is opening up another path.