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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new paper describes methods to optimize characteristics of cells grown in a lab using biomaterial coatings. The research falls within the field of tissue engineering - the use of biomaterials, ... read more

HIV/AIDS Management: Trial Shows Importance of Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis in Malaria-Endemic Regions

Jan. 5, 2016 — Cotrimoxazole (CTX) discontinuation is inferior to CTX continuation among ART-treated, immune-reconstituted HIV-infected adults living in a malaria-endemic region, according to results of a recent ... read more

Dec. 25, 2015 — Scientists have for the first time revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body's ability to protect itself against the disease.The discovery opens up ... read more

New Antibodies With an Extra Fragment Overcome Malaria Parasite Diversity

Dec. 23, 2015 — A new groundbreaking mechanism that generates super-antibodies that can broadly target malaria parasites has been described in a new article. The antibodies described in this study were not only ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — A team of researchers has uncovered the mystery behind the potent parasite-killing effect of artemisinin, a drug that is considered to be the last line of defense against malaria. Given the emergence ... read more

US and Mexico Must Work to Prevent Future Outbreaks of Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases

Dec. 18, 2015 — Despite the increasing risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the United States and Mexico, policymakers in both countries have made little effort to prevent future outbreaks, according to a new ... read more

Deforestation Linked to Rise in Cases of Emerging Zoonotic Malaria

Dec. 18, 2015 — A steep rise in human cases of P. knowlesi malaria in Malaysia is likely to be linked to deforestation and associated environmental changes, according to new research. Plasmodium knowlesi is a ... read more

Conflict Has Little Effect on Malaria Control

Dec. 17, 2015 — Very few studies have quantitatively assessed the associations between conflicts and malaria transmission, particularly across several countries. A new analysis looked at the association between ... read more

Decoding Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance

Dec. 16, 2015 — Even as the global malarial pandemic appears to be on a decline, drug resistant malarial parasites are on the rise, says an infectious disease researcher who is part of an effort to investigate the ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — A new diagnostic method has been created, based on Birefringence, the ability of substances to change the polarization state of light. With this method, doctors around the world can easily, rapidly ... read more

Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Against Malaria

Dec. 7, 2015 — For the first time, malarial mosquitoes have been modified to be infertile and pass on the trait rapidly -- raising the possibility of reducing the spread of ... read more

Pneumonia 'Finger Clip' and Better Diagnostic Tests Could Save Thousands of Lives

Dec. 2, 2015 — Routinely used in hospitals, pulse oximetry is a non-invasive technology that measures oxygen in the blood, and can help doctors diagnose conditions such as pneumonia which trigger low oxygen levels. ... read more

With Climate Change, Malaria Risk in Africa Shifts, Grows

Nov. 30, 2015 — A larger portion of Africa is currently at high risk for malaria transmission than previously predicted, according to a new mapping ... read more

Nov. 26, 2015 — A critical piece in the puzzle of how malaria parasites infect their host has been uncovered by researchers. The work reveals the details of how the malaria parasite invades its initial target organ, ... read more

Mass Drug Administration Associated With the Prevention of a Resurgence of Malaria in Greece

Nov. 19, 2015 — Greece was declared malaria free in 1974, however, in 2011 a resurgence of P. vivax malaria was seen in Southern Greece in connection with the presence of agricultural workers from malaria-endemic ... read more

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

Cyclin' out of Gear: Malaria Parasites Grinding to a Halt

Nov. 13, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered the role of cyclin -- the protein molecule that drives the growth of malaria within mosquitoes. The research could pave the way to better understanding of how the malaria ... read more

Less Effective Antimalarial Therapies Can Help Fight Malaria Better

Nov. 12, 2015 — Scientists have found that the more effective way to beat malaria is to use less effective drugs some of the time: simultaneously using a non-artemisinin therapy amongst more effective ... read more

Global Health Team Pioneers Development of a New Antimalarial Drug Screening Model

Nov. 11, 2015 — A new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, has been developed and presented by a group of ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — If you want to keep away blood-sucking insects, DEET products are your best bet according to a recent study. Researchers also discovered a certain perfume performed better at protecting against ... read more

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