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Climate Change Might Increase Risk Of Malaria

Climate Change Might Increase Risk Of Malaria

Newsy (Mar. 8, 2014) Researchers predict future climate change will increase worldwide rates of malaria. Video provided by Newsy
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Malaria Down but Big Challenges Remain: WHO

Malaria Down but Big Challenges Remain: WHO

AFP (Dec. 11, 2013) The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said.
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US Malaria Cases Reach 40 Year High

US Malaria Cases Reach 40 Year High

Newsy (Nov. 2, 2013) The latest data from the CDC shows almost 2,000 cases of malaria in the United States. All but five of them originated overseas.
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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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