All articles related to "Dyann Fergus Wirth":

Predicting global health threats for 2016

Which diseases might plague the world in 2016? Experts say that relatively unheard-of diseases could emerge, such as the Zika virus, which may already be causing birth defects in Brazil and French Polynesia. Or known threats such as…

Dissecting the power of a historic vaccine

An international team unravels the genetic basis for the protective effects of the RTS,S malaria vaccine — the first candidate vaccine to win approval by European health officials. October 21, 2015 -- Last month, the public health community…

At HUBweek, experts focus on global health threats

October 8, 2015 — The roots of the current Syrian crisis may be found in the massive drought that afflicted the country between 2006 and 2009 and precipitated a migration of more than 1 million people from rural…

Using genomics to shed light on malaria transmission

May 13, 2015 — To fight malaria, it’s crucial to assess the effectiveness of interventions against the mosquito-borne disease. But when malaria transmission declines, traditional methods for estimating transmission—based on mosquito sampling—become difficult. Now, a new study from Harvard…

A new twist in malaria drug resistance

March 3, 2015 -- Drug resistance is a major public health challenge for malaria treatment and eradication. In new research, Dyann Wirth and colleagues have found new ways that the parasite that causes malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—is able to develop…

A cross-disciplinary approach to eradicating malaria

December 17, 2014 –There is an arsenal of cost-effective tools available to combat malaria but getting people to adhere to treatment regimens can be challenging, said Jessica Cohen, assistant professor of global health, at a symposium focused on…