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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

Potential Role for Vaccine in Malaria Elimination

Apr. 12, 2016 — Although the World Health Organization decided not to recommend the use of RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate that is in development, in infants within the Expanded Programme of ... read more

Scientists Unlock Genetic Secret That Could Help Fight Malaria

Mar. 29, 2016 — A group of scientists has discovered a long-hypothesized male determining gene in the mosquito species that carries malaria, laying the groundwork for the development of strategies that could help ... read more

Mixed-Strain Malaria Infections Influence Drug Resistance

Mar. 22, 2016 — When hosts are co-infected with drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains, both strains are competitively suppressed. Anti-malarial therapy, by clearing the drug-sensitive parasites from mixed ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Scientists identify how certain strains of the fatal neglected tropical parasite Leishmania donovani have become immune to drug treatment. The addition of just two bases of DNA to the gene LdAQP1 ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — An international team of scientists used an amplification technique to sequence the genomes of two divergent Plasmodium malaria species from miniscule volumes of chimpanzee blood to find clues about ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A simple technique for simultaneously detecting RNA from West Nile and chikungunya virus in samples from mosquitoes has been developed by a researcher who is now working to add the ability to screen ... read more

Acceptability of Alternative Drugs and Strategies to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in Kenya

Mar. 18, 2016 — Researchers have completed a study to assess the acceptability among pregnant women and health providers in Kenya of a new drug as an alternative to the standard drug used to prevent malaria in ... read more

Change in Mosquito Mating May Control Zika Virus

Mar. 11, 2016 — Genetic cues from male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes passed on during sex affect which genes are turned on or off in a females' reproductive tract post-mating, including genes related to blood ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A therapeutic compound has been developed that is effective in inhibiting Plasmodium falciparum, one of five species of parasite that infects people with malaria, and the strain which causes the ... read more

Patterns of Brain Swelling May Explain Susceptibility of Children to Cerebral Malaria

Mar. 10, 2016 — Brain swelling is a strong predictor of death in children with cerebral malaria (a severe form of the disease where parasites have accumulated in brain vessels), and also in mice with experimental ... read more

New Treatment Regimen Cuts Severity of Drug-Resistant Malaria in Pregnancy

Mar. 9, 2016 — A two-drug preventive treatment greatly reduces the severity of malaria during pregnancy, according to a new study. The treatment provides an alternative for many parts of Africa where the ... read more

An Easier Path to Treating Malaria

Mar. 8, 2016 — Bringing three powerful chemical groups together offers new possibilities in drug ... read more

First in-Human Vaccine Study for Malaria Caused by Plasmodium Vivax

Feb. 26, 2016 — Researchers recently published the results of testing a Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine candidate in a human challenge ... read more

Insecticide-Treated Nets May Still Prevent Malaria Despite Mosquito Resistance

Feb. 26, 2016 — Insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria despite mosquitoes developing resistance, which may provide a clue to why it has been hard to demonstrate the impact of this resistance on ... read more

Chemists Expose Side Effects of Antimalarial Drug

Feb. 25, 2016 — The drug chloroquine has long been used to treat malaria, but it is not without side effects. To better understand how chloroquine toxicity occurs, medical researchers set out to investigate what the ... read more

Zeroing in on 'Super Spreaders,' Other Hidden Patterns of Epidemics

Feb. 25, 2016 — The complex properties driving today's disease transmission -- and the speed at which an epidemic can travel -- call for new methods of surveillance. Researchers propose a novel way of ... read more

Health and Development in Infants After Mefloquine Antimalarial Treatment During Pregnancy

Feb. 23, 2016 — Early development does not appear to be affected in children born to mothers who were treated with the antimalarial mefloquine during pregnancy compared to children of mothers treated with ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — The first three-dimensional 'map' of a critical protein that malaria parasites use to invade human red blood cells has been created, offering clues for developing a vaccine countering the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — The recent discovery of the first male-determining factor in mosquitoes, combined with the gene-editing capabilities of the CRISPR-Cas9 system, could be used to bias mosquito populations from deadly, ... read more

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