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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new virus has been discovered that is carried by one of the Australia's most common pest mosquitoes. The new virus -- known as Parramatta River virus -- infects only mosquitoes and ... read more

New Disease-Carrying Mosquito Arrives in British Columbia, Canada

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitoes could poise a significant hazard to health if ... read more

Study Reveals Why Malaria Vaccine Only Partially Protected Children, Infants

Oct. 22, 2015 — Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called ... read more

Genomic Study Sheds Light on Protective Effects of Malaria Vaccine Candidate

Oct. 21, 2015 — An international team of researchers has used cutting edge genomic methods to uncover key biological insights that help explain the protective effects of the world's most advanced malaria ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Drug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest species among malaria parasites, are able to infect the type of mosquito that is the main transmitter of malaria in Africa, according to ... read more

New Approach Toward a Broad Spectrum Malaria Vaccine

Oct. 19, 2015 — Malaria affects millions of people worldwide. Plasmodium falciparum enolase participates in parasite invasion of host red blood cells and mosquito midgut epithelium. Anti-enolase antibodies interfere ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks. This new approach, which halted the growth of various tumours in mice, was based on a discovery ... read more

Malaria Vaccine Provides Hope for a General Cure for Cancer

Oct. 13, 2015 — The hunt for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer. The scientists behind ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria parasites, which are separated by several millions of ... read more

Genes That Protect African Children from Developing Malaria Identified

Oct. 1, 2015 — Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child's chance of ... read more

Alternative Therapies to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new drug may be more effective at preventing malaria in pregnant woman, especially where there is resistance to the current treatments, scientists report. Malaria infection during pregnancy is a ... read more

Tick Spit Protein May Trigger Allergic Reactions

Sep. 25, 2015 — Ticks have had millions of years to figure out how to bite without triggering their victims' immune response. Proteins in the arachnids' spit evolved to manipulate immune cells so that the ... read more

Humans, Monkeys Affected by the Same Malaria Parasite in the Amazon Region

Sep. 25, 2015 — Two types of parasites are actually one with several host species, researchers have discovered. This finding has consequences for the global battle against the disease, the scientists ... read more

Parasite That Causes Lymphatic Filariasis Releases Vesicles Containing microRNA That May Control Host

Sep. 24, 2015 — Lymphatic Filariasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by three different species of parasitic worm, which are spread between human hosts by mosquitos. The molecular interactions between the ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Over half of all pregnant women world-wide are at risk for malaria, but little is known about possible consequences for the neurodevelopment of children exposed to malaria in pregnancy. A new study ... read more

Researchers Find Novel Signature in Brains of Children With Cerebral Malaria

Sep. 22, 2015 — Cells associated with inflammation and blood clotting accumulate in the brain blood vessels of children affected by a potentially fatal form of malaria called cerebral malaria, potentially ... read more

Malaria: Multi-Drug Resistance More Alarming Than Ever

Sep. 21, 2015 — The efforts of the international community for the past ten years in the fight against malaria have reduced the number of disease-related deaths. The in vitro examination of a strain of parasites ... read more

New Genome Sequence to Provide Insight Into Tiger Mosquito and How Deadly Diseases Are Transmitted to Humans

Sep. 15, 2015 — The first draft genome sequence of Aedes albopictus, commonly known as the tiger mosquito, has been published by scientists. This tiger mosquito is responsible for transmitting several deadly ... read more

Iron Supplementation During Pregnancy and Risk of Malaria in Malaria-Endemic Region

Sep. 8, 2015 — Among women in a malaria-endemic region in Kenya, daily iron supplementation during pregnancy did not result in an increased risk of malaria, according to a study. Iron supplementation did result in ... read more

Surgical Research Stops Suffering for Millions of Impoverished Citizens

Sep. 7, 2015 — Mosquito mesh cannot just prevent malaria, but can also be used to reduce the suffering caused by groin hernia. A surgical operation using mosquito mesh to repair the hernia can give millions of ... read more

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