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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Understanding Malaria With Mathematics

Apr. 24, 2017 — Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — An international research team of scientists built a novel 'Catch-Load-Launch' microfluidic device to monitor the resilience of red blood cells after being held in a narrow channel for ... read more

Mosquito Monitoring Has Limited Utility in Dengue Control, Study Finds

Mar. 23, 2017 — Cross-sectional surveys of mosquito abundance carried out in the subtropics and tropics are meant to give researchers an indication of the risk of a dengue virus outbreak in any given area. This type ... read more

Research Team Develops First-of-a-Kind Model to Research Post-Malaria Epilepsy

Mar. 23, 2017 — A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. The model -- a ... read more

Scientists Analyze Dispersal of Parasites by Birds in the Americas

Mar. 15, 2017 — An international study investigates transmission of microorganisms that cause malaria and other diseases from migratory to resident avian species. The pioneering study was based on an analysis of ... read more

New Method for Producing Leading Anti-Malarial Drug

Mar. 15, 2017 — Researchers have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defense against malaria around the ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have mapped how the malaria drug mefloquine works, providing a route to make effective alternatives and combat rising drug ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Malaria infections may soon be treated much more efficiently than they are at present. Researchers have developed a novel drug release procedure for this purpose. The procedure enables the active ... read more

Latest Genomic Technology Uncovers Secrets of Immune System's Response to Malaria

Mar. 3, 2017 — Scientists have revealed for the first time how immature mouse immune cells, called T cells, choose which type of skills they will develop to fight malaria infection. Researchers tracked individual T ... read more

Should We Commit to Eradicate Malaria Worldwide?

Mar. 3, 2017 — Should we commit to eradicate malaria worldwide? For the author of a new report, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable ... read more

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017 — Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A team of biological engineers has developed a method to measure levels of heme, a critical iron-containing molecule, inside the parasite that causes malaria. This could eventually help scientists ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is ... read more

DEET and PMD Spray-on Repellents Most Effective at Repelling Mosquitoes

Feb. 16, 2017 — In a crowded marketplace of products advertised to repel mosquitoes, consumers are wise to trust spray-on repellents containing DEET or PMD, say researchers. In a comparison study of several ... read more

Scientists Devise Novel Way to Predict Efficacy of Malaria Vaccines

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have identified gene expression signatures in the blood of RTS,S-vaccinated volunteers, which predict the likelihood of infection after exposure to parasite-carrying ... read more

Malaria Vaccine Target's Invasion Partner Uncovered

Feb. 10, 2017 — A team has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target -- the protein RH5 -- helps parasites to invade human red blood cells. The study reveals that a previously mysterious protein on the ... read more

Why Malaria Mosquitoes Like People With Malaria

Feb. 9, 2017 — Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed -- and feed more -- on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers have now discovered why. The findings can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using ... read more

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

Genes Linked to Malaria Parasites' Ability to Persist in the Body

Feb. 6, 2017 — The ability of malaria parasites to persist in the body for years is linked to the expression of a set of genes from the pir gene family, scientists have ... read more

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