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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

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

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

Epstein-Barr Virus Co-Infection May Boost Malaria Mortality in Childhood

May 21, 2015 — Malaria researchers are calling attention to a trouble-maker whose effects may be underappreciated: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Their experiments with mice show that co-infection with a virus closely ... read more

May 21, 2015 — It is known that infections with certain viruses can weaken the immune response to another pathogen. A new study reports provocative findings in mice that infection with the mouse equivalent of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses has been identified by researchers. Only female mosquitoes bite because they ... read more

Malaria Testing Yet to Reach Its Potential

May 12, 2015 — Researchers present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries. Despite major investments in malaria rapid diagnostic ... read more

New Malaria Test Could Lead to Global Eradication of the Disease

May 11, 2015 — One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need ... read more

Malaria's Doorway to Infect Blood Cells Identified; Potential to Close It, Lock It, Throw Away the Key

May 7, 2015 — Scientists have identified a protein on the surface of human red blood cells that serves as an essential entry point for invasion by the malaria parasite. This discovery opens up a promising new ... read more

May 7, 2015 — By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A protein on the surface of human red blood cells that serves as an essential entry point for invasion by the malaria parasite has been identified by scientists. This discovery opens up a promising ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a potential mode of parasite drug resistance in malaria infection, opening new opportunities for the design of anti-malarial drugs. Malaria infection includes symptoms such ... read more

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

Malaria Parasite Causes Red Blood Cell Changes, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2015 — A model of a malaria-infected red blood cell may lead to better ways to treat malaria, according to a team of engineers and molecular biologists who investigated how this parasite infection causes ... 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

Apr. 24, 2015 — Approximately 584,000 people worldwide die of malaria each year. The epidemic strongly associated with poverty claims most of its victims in Africa, where it particularly affects the weakest, ... read more

3.5 Million Extra Untreated Cases of Malaria and 11000 Additional Malaria Deaths in Ebola-Affected Countries in 2014

Apr. 23, 2015 — As many as 10900 extra malaria deaths may have occurred in 2014 due to the disruption of healthcare services in the three countries in west Africa currently experiencing widespread Ebola virus ... read more

Boosting the Malaria Battle-Line

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a huge boost to the global fight against malaria, researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications, and ... 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

Fake Malaria Drugs Not as Common as Previously Reported

Apr. 20, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of antimalarial drug quality conducted in Cambodia and Tanzania found no evidence of fake medicines, according to new research. Previous reports had suggested that up to one third ... read more

Researchers Make Key Malarial Drug-Resistence Finding

Apr. 17, 2015 — A molecular mechanism responsible for making malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins, the leading class of antimalarial drugs, has been discovered by researchers. Artemisinins are powerful drugs ... read more

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