A colored-in microscopic image of the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (teal) among red blood cells.
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January 29, 2016 Researchers have uncovered a juicy tidbit that could be the parasite's undoing.
July 13, 2015 They travel for months, even years, from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, hoping for a better life. But many thousands are forced into prostitution to pay for the journey.
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Evans Wadongo has given away more than 50,000 "MwangaBora" lamps – that's Swahili for "good light."
January 18, 2015 As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.
A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
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May 13, 2014 A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.
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