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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

Aug. 27, 2015 — Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with 'dry' water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A new drug acts as a roadblock for malaria, curing mice of established infection, according to researchers. Treatment was not associated with obvious side effects, suggesting that the drug may also ... read more

New Malaria Treatment Thwarts Parasite Resistance

July 17, 2015 — As increasing resistance in parasites undermines the effectiveness of current drugs, two new compounds are raising hopes in the ongoing battle against malaria, scientists ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In malaria-endemic regions, humans are often infected repeatedly with the Plasmodium parasite. Little is known about possible co-infection and its consequences in the Anopheles mosquitoes that ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have found that existing anti-malaria drugs could be a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system ... read more

Study Identifies New Way to Kill the Malaria Parasite

July 7, 2015 — Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect ... read more

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Are More Widespread Than Ever, and Spreading

June 30, 2015 — Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause ... read more

Vaccine to Protect Global Communities from Malaria Under Development

June 29, 2015 — A professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease in areas where it is ... read more

Tracking Genetic Arms Race Between Humans, Mosquitoes

June 25, 2015 — Individual populations of mosquitoes are under strong evolutionary pressure from humans and their environment, a new study ... read more

Artificial Blood to Assist in Mosquito Control Research

June 25, 2015 — Scientists continue to advance research on controlling one of the world's most notorious species of pests, the ... read more

New Target Identified for Inhibiting Malaria Parasite Invasion

June 25, 2015 — A malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells, a new study has found. Human calcineurin is already a proven target for drugs treating other ... read more

Ebola Epidemic in Guinea May Have Led to 74,000 Extra Untreated Cases of Malaria in 2014

June 23, 2015 — Around 74,000 fewer malaria cases than expected were seen at health facilities in Guinea in 2014 compared with pre-Ebola years, new research has found. This has led to a rising number of malaria ... read more

Protein Discovery Fuels Redesign of Mosquito-Based Malaria Vaccine

June 16, 2015 — A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted ... read more

Modern Housing Reduces Malaria Risk

June 8, 2015 — As mosquitoes become resistant to insecticides and malaria parasites become resistant to drugs, researchers looked at how making changes to houses might contribute to tackling the deadly disease. ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new study shows that the different metabolic states of human host cells provide different growth conditions for Plasmodium parasites. It warns that, as a consequence, drugs that work against one ... read more

New Findings Shed Light on Complexities of Emerging Zoonotic Malaria

May 28, 2015 — Zoonotic malaria has been shown to be caused by two genetically distinct Plasmodium knowlesi parasite subpopulations associated with different monkey host species in Malaysia, according to new ... read more

One in Ten Malaria Drugs in Nigeria Are Poor Quality

May 27, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Nigeria found 9.3 percent to be of poor quality, according to new ... read more

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