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Blinking eye cells on a polymer chip – along with other “organs-on-chips” – offer a new way to examine the effects of drug treatments on humans, according to the panelists of a Feb. 16 news briefing at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting.

People at high risk for malaria may benefit from swallowing a cocktail of antibiotics as a preventative measure, a new Science Translational Medicine study in mice suggests. The drugs may evoke natural immunity to malaria parasites in healthy but vulnerable populations, providing lifelong protection against future malaria infections.