Dengue Down But Not Out In Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka has seen a drastic drop in the number of dengue deaths, infection rates remain high and a cause for concern.

Small Bite, Big Threat

Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health and that of your family, warns the World Health Organization.

Using Genetics To Determine Mosquito Age

Scientists are now able to determine the age of mosquitoes with transcriptional profiling, and have shown that disease transmission is by mosquitoes older than twelve days.

Setback For Dengue-Blocking Mosquito Trial In Vietnam

A project to introduce mosquitoes that could potentially block dengue virus on an island off Vietnam has run into an early hurdle.

7 Must-Read Stories In December 2013

Here are seven must-read stories from the December 2013 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine.

Scientists Discover Potential Malarial Vaccine

Scientists have discovered a key process during the invasion by the malaria parasite and a way to block it.

New View Of Dengue Fever

Researchers have produced a “humanized mouse” to study how the mosquito-borne dengue virus depletes blood platelets.

New Anti-Dengue Strategy Raises Hopes For Universal Vaccine

Scientists have come up with a new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system.

The Public Health Cost Of Quasi-Science

Speculation about scientific theories without studying the facts may have negative public health consequences. Shuzhen Sim examines why.