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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Examining Health Care Intervention Design

July 12, 2016 — Rigorous evidence of ‘what works’ to improve health care is in demand, but methods for the development of interventions have not been scrutinized in the same ways as methods for evaluation. The ... read more

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control -- using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Chemists are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria -- for a cost of 50 cents per strip. The work was created as a way to get cheap malaria diagnoses into the hands ... read more

Decreases in Malaria Transmission May Be Followed by Increased Susceptibility in Children

June 28, 2016 — Progress in reducing malaria burden in Africa may have had the paradoxical effect of increasing transmission among older children in recent ... read more

How the Spleen Filters Blood

June 27, 2016 — Engineers have devised a computer model of how slits in the spleen filter blood. The model shows that these slits determine the size, shape, and flexibility of red blood ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Practically all currently available treatments for malaria are based in some form or other on a derivative of artemisinin, a plant substance that is found in the leaves and flowers of annual mugwort ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Insects transmit diseases when, probing for blood vessels, they inject saliva together with viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens into the skin of mammalian hosts. A study in mice suggests a ... read more

Zika's Potential Threat to World Blood Supply Deserves Study and Action

June 14, 2016 — Blood safety researchers say it is highly likely that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can be transmitted through blood transfusions and are calling for an evidence-based approach to protecting the ... read more

June 14, 2016 — A new and inexpensive technique for mass-producing the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin, could help meet global demands for the drug, according to a new ... read more

Southern Europe Risks Zika Outbreaks This Summer

June 10, 2016 — Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive ... read more

New Compound Shows Promise Against Malaria

June 6, 2016 — In recent years the most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has become increasingly resistant to the main anti-malarial drugs. Now, an international team of researchers shows that ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Several new malaria drugs under development share a common feature: they promote an influx of sodium ions into Plasmodium parasites that have invaded red blood cells and multiply there. A study ... read more

Researchers Make a Key Discovery in How Malaria Evades the Immune System

May 25, 2016 — The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to invade red blood cells, according to a study. Understanding how malaria invades the cells could lead to a more effective ... read more

Low to Moderate Risk of Locally Transmitted Cases of Zika in Parts of Europe

May 24, 2016 — ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the Zika epidemic that continues to evolve in the Americas and the ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

Viruses Detected in Swedish Mosquito Larvae

May 12, 2016 — After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses ... read more

Birdcages Source of Dengue Virus

May 7, 2016 — Researchers in Malaysia and Japan have found that birdcages kept at home may be a breeding site for mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus to ... read more

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