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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

Genome Secrets of Elusive Human Malaria Species Revealed

Jan. 25, 2017 — The genomes of the two least common species of human malaria parasites have been revealed. These sequences will enable improved surveillance and diagnosis of these rarer parasites that still cause ... read more

African Trees Kill Both Malaria Mosquitos and the Parasite

Jan. 25, 2017 — Malaria is one of the world’s most serious infectious diseases and affects more than 200 million people each year. Scientists have examined the bark from two African trees and found substances that ... read more

Mathematical Model Limits Malaria Outbreaks

Jan. 24, 2017 — Mathematical models can effectively predict and track malaria transmission trends, ultimately quantifying the efficiency of various treatment and eradication strategies in high-risk regions. In a new ... read more

Considering Cattle Could Help Eliminate Malaria in India

Jan. 16, 2017 — The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an ... read more

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Resist Dengue Fever Virus

Jan. 12, 2017 — After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue fever -- a mosquito-borne viral disease -- continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year. Now, ... read more

Malaria Elimination: Vaccines Should Be Tested on Larger Groups of Volunteers

Jan. 12, 2017 — To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought -- according to a new study. Researchers developed a ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Mosquitos carrying a greater number of malaria-causing parasites may be more likely to cause infection in the people they bite, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Create Mosquito Resistant to Dengue Virus

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly ... read more

Exercise, Diet Could Offset Effects of Malaria, Study Shows

Jan. 12, 2017 — The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new ... read more

New Study Shows Promise for Repurposing Anti-Malarial Drug for Cancer Treatment

Jan. 10, 2017 — Chloroquine – a drug currently used to treat malaria – may be useful in treating patients with metastatic cancers, a new study ... read more

Two Virus-Carrying Mosquito Species Discovered, Nine New Ones in a Decade

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito species found in Florida in the ... read more

Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria

Jan. 5, 2017 — Iron deficiency anemia protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa, and treating anemia with iron supplementation removes this protective effect, new research ... read more

Blocking Hormone Activity in Mosquitoes Could Help Reduce Malaria Spread

Dec. 15, 2016 — Disruption of hormone signaling in mosquitoes may reduce their ability to transmit the parasite that causes malaria, according to a new study. The findings suggest a potential new approach to combat ... read more

Chemical Mosquito Controls Ineffective in Zika Fight

Dec. 7, 2016 — Some existing methods for controlling Zika-carrying mosquitoes are not effective and may even be counter-productive, according to ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). The results reveal the processes that lead to fatal ... read more

Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria's Existence 2,000 Years Ago

Dec. 6, 2016 — An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its ... read more

Making Strides in Fight Against Zika

Nov. 15, 2016 — There's a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding ... read more

Lack of Plasmodium Surface-Protein Blocks Mosquito Infection

Nov. 9, 2016 — A previously unknown feature of the malaria parasite development has just been released by an international research team. Their study has shown that, contrary to what has been assumed so far, a ... read more

Malaria Immunity: Researchers Discover Key to Long-Lasting Protection and Potential Vaccine Targets

Nov. 7, 2016 — A set of immune proteins has been discovered that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. In a new study, researchers report that elevated production of specific proteins regulating the ... read more

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