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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

Sep. 29, 2016 — Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can, say researchers. The BinAB toxin, produced in crystal form by a bacterium, specifically kills the larvae of Culex and ... read more

'Open Science' Paves New Pathway to Develop Malaria Drugs

Sep. 15, 2016 — Malaria remains one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Last year alone, it killed more than 400,000 people, mostly young children. An international consortium of ... read more

Adverse Outcomes Not Improved in Novel Screen-and-Treat Program for Malaria in Pregnancy

Sep. 13, 2016 — A novel strategy to screen pregnant women for malaria with rapid diagnostic tests and treat the test-positive women with effective antimalarials does not lower the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes ... read more

Early Study Shows Malaria Vaccine Efficacy May Improve by Changing Dosing Schedule

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers recently published results of a phase II study which demonstrated that by changing the dosing regimen, the efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S/AS01, was improved to approximately ... read more

Genome-Wide Toxoplasma Screen Reveals Mechanisms of Parasitic Infections

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have conducted the first genome-wide screen in Apicomplexa, a phylum of single-celled parasites that cause diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis. The screen sheds light into the ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Mass drug administration may have reduced malarial incidence during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, according to a new ... read more

In Sub-Saharan Africa, Cancer Can Be an Infectious Disease

Aug. 25, 2016 — In a new report, a researcher shows that mothers who contract malaria during pregnancy may have children with increased risk of Burkitt's ... read more

New Strategy to Fight Mosquitoes in a More Efficient and Sustainable Way

Aug. 25, 2016 — Mosquitoes continue to build resistance to existing pesticides. Research has now shown that the chemical substances emitted by one of the mosquito's natural enemies -- the backswimmer -- makes ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Geographers have completed a large scale data and mapping project to track the flow of internal human migration in low and middle income countries. Researchers have, for the first time, mapped ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic ... read more

Warmer Climate Could Lower Dengue Risk

Aug. 10, 2016 — Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odor has resulted in a 70 percent decline in the population of the most significant malaria mosquito on the Kenyan island of Rusinga. ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Female mosquitoes are well known blood-feeders, but they also consume sugar sources such as nectar, fruits and tree sap. A study suggests that the plant-based part of their diet affects malaria ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — To survive, the parasites responsible for malaria and toxoplasmosis depend on mechanisms inherited from the plant world, a new study has found. The discovery is a major advance for the development of ... read more

Infections With the Parasitic Worm W Bancrofti Associated With Increased Risk of HIV Infection, According to Tanzanian Study

Aug. 2, 2016 — People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria bancrofti in areas where HIV is endemic may be more likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with the worm, according to a new ... read more

Open-Source Drug Discovery a Success

July 28, 2016 — In what is being called the first-ever test of open-source drug-discovery, researchers from around the world have successfully identified compounds to pursue in treating and preventing parasite-borne ... read more

Scientists Exploit Malaria's Achilles' Heel

July 25, 2016 — Malaria researchers have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly ... read more

Researchers Find First Direct Evidence That A. Aegypti Mosquito Transmits Zika Virus

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have now directly connected the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas, during an outbreak in southern Mexico. The findings will help scientists to better target ... read more

To Protect Yourself from Malaria Sleep With a Chicken Next to Your Bed

July 20, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odors emitted by species ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may ... read more

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