There’s a great collection of freely available resources On the Nature website under Nature Collections – Malaria (maybe NPG is finally getting the message about open access – hey Nature, it’s good to share :-)
The world is on the verge of making major inroads against malaria – a deadly disease that still claims the lives of more than 1 million people annually, mostly children less than 5 years of age. Over the past decade, scientists, large pharmaceutical companies and small biotechnology firms, governments and philanthropic organizations have come together to mount a full frontal attack on malaria, and there is now even talk of the ‘E word’ – that is, eradication. This collection highlights advances in the deployment of existing tools, and in the basic science of malaria – particularly those flowing from sequencing of the malaria parasite genomes – that will underpin the next generation of malaria-control tools, which will be needed if the scourge of malaria is to be eradicated.
- Malaria: The end of the beginning – After decades of work, a pioneering malaria vaccine may soon reach the final phase of clinical trials. A vaccine that is far from perfect – but which may provide new direction and save thousands of lives.
- Malaria vaccine gets shot in the arm from tests – Promising results pave the way for a vaccine candidate to undergo full-blown trials across Africa.
- Malaria: The big push – Zambia, with help from partners around the world, is stepping up its battle against malaria.
- The billion-dollar malaria moment – For years the global malaria effort has been asking for more resources. Now the field needs to figure out a systematic strategy for spending the money effectively.
- Review: Malaria research in the post-genomic era
- Comparative genomics of the neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
- Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
- Genome sequence and comparative analysis of the model rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii yoelii
- The genome of the simian and human malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi