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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

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 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 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

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

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

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