April 25 is World Malaria Day.
On April 25, people across the globe will take part in a wide range of activities to
mark World Malaria Day.
Investments in malaria control have created unprecedented momentum and
yielded remarkable returns in the past years. In Africa, malaria deaths have been
cut by one third within the last decade; outside of Africa, 35 out of the 53 countries,
affected by malaria, have reduced cases by 50% in the same time period.
These great strides are now under threat; the focus on malaria control is beginning
to fade and has led to insufficient financial support. To avoid this,
further investment must be made to ensure that this funding gap is bridged and that
the endemic countries have the resources and technical support they need.
LifeScience Moment: Frostban was sprayed on an acre of strawberry plants in Brentwood, CA, marking the first release of genetically altered bacteria in the US.
On April 24, 1987, Advanced Genetic Sciences, a pioneering agricultural biotechnology company headquartered in Oakland, California, sprayed Frostban on
an acre of strawberry plants in Brentwood, CA, marking the first release of genetically altered bacteria in the U.S.
Advanced Genetic Sciences developed Frostban as a bacterial-based treatment capable of reducing frost damage to fruit and nut crops.
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It's a Small World
Ebola Virions (Photo:Courtesy Cynthia Goldsmith)
"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view."
Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist - Les Miserables