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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase 3 clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to 4 years after vaccination, according ... read more

Stressed-out Parasites: Overcoming Drug-Resistant Malaria

Apr. 22, 2015 — Drug resistance to the critical antimalarial therapeutics of the artemisinin family has emerged in Southeast Asia, highlighting the need to understand how these drugs work and how they can be used ... read more

Saving Lives by Making Malaria Drugs More Affordable

Apr. 6, 2015 — The 'shelf life' of malaria-fighting drugs plays a significant role in how donors should subsidize the medicine in order to ensure better affordability for patients, a new report suggests. ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an ... read more

Malaria-Infected Cells Produce Odors Attractive to Mosquitoes

Mar. 24, 2015 — The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces chemical compounds called terpenes that give off odors that attract mosquitoes, according to new research. The study might explain why the insects ... read more

Experts Warn of Potential Upsurge in Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases as UK Climate Gets Warmer

Mar. 23, 2015 — Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes -- a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts. The chemical, ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — In a groundbreaking study, researchers have discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease. Theresearch team found that the brain becomes so swollen ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — The mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals has been uncovered by researchers for the first time. As drug-resistant ... read more

Highly Sensitive Detection of Malaria Parasites

Mar. 3, 2015 — New assays can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels and might be helpful in the campaign to eradicate malaria, reports a new study. An international team led by Ingrid Felger, ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — New research is the first to demonstrate evidence of local transmission of dengue virus in Ghana, rather than exposure being limited to cases brought back from other countries. Dengue is not ... read more

Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology

Feb. 26, 2015 — Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers. "Our study is the first to reveal the ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — Up to one million people, mostly pregnant woman and young children, are killed each year by the <em>Plasmodium falciparum</em> parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human ... read more

Parasitism Runs Deep in Malaria's Family Tree

Feb. 23, 2015 — The ancestors of a large family of parasites--including those that cause malaria--were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to new research. ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25km of the Indian border, a new study reports. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same ... read more

Medtech Meets Cleantech: Malaria Vaccine Candidate Produced from Algae

Feb. 18, 2015 — Researchers used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, generated antibodies in ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — The appearance of malaria parasites resistant to medicines is one of the main obstacles in combating the disease. In order to slow down this phenomenon, it is essential to avoid exposing the pathogen ... read more

Newly Discovered Bacterial Family May Become a Weapon in the Fight Against Malaria

Feb. 16, 2015 — A new family of bacteria that are common in malaria mosquitoes has been described by researchers in a recent publication. Now, attempts are made to use these bacteria in the fight against ... read more

Eliminating Dangerous Mosquitoes? Malaria Parasites Unlikely to Jump from Animals to Humans

Feb. 11, 2015 — In recent years, public health experts have increasingly explored the idea of eliminating the most dangerous malaria-causing parasite. But they have questioned whether getting rid of this species, ... read more

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