An all-star team—including Twitter, a former Apple marketing executive, the people who ran Obama’s online campaign, drug companies, and more—are coming together with Malaria No More to make a huge push to stop one of the most deadly diseases in the world.
It would be a lot easier to end the disease if infected people just stayed put, but they tend to move around and bring malaria with them. But using cell phone data, scientists can help predict where outbreaks will spread, and work to stop them before they start.
Fiddle with a goat’s genes a little and all of a sudden its milk has some impressive properties. One lab in Texas has a herd of a goats that can cure malaria a lot cheaper than the drugs big pharma pumps out.
After challenging students to use technology to solve problems, the software giant is now giving cash and help to four winners to help take their ideas—from hands-free computing to mobile malaria diagnosis—to market.
Malaria drugs are expensive, and the disease is becoming resistant. But nothing can resist microwaves. A new advance might simply explode the parasite inside people's bodies with a low dose of focused rays.