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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

No Single Cut-Off for Parasite Half-Life Can Define Artemisinin-Resistant Malaria

Apr. 28, 2015 — Data from southeast Asia -- where artemisinin-resistant malaria strains were first detected -- broadly support WHO's 'working definition' for artemisinin resistance, but the currently ... read more

Scientists Confirm Impact of Submicroscopic Malarial Infections During Pregnancy

Apr. 27, 2015 — A scientific study conducted in Benin confirms the harmful impact of submicroscopic malarial infections during pregnancy. These complications include maternal anemia, premature births and low ... 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. 26, 2015 — Researchers have successfully harnessed a technique, CRISPR-Cas9 editing, to use in an important and understudied species: the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, which infects hundreds of millions of people ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs ... read more

Red Blood Cell Traits Associated With Malaria Risk in Children

Mar. 24, 2015 — Certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria, researchers say. Researchers also found that a genetic condition known as homozygous X-linked G6PD ... 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

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