Malaria


  • Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology
    Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy. Through analysis of 16 Anopheles genomes, ...More
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  • Malaria Plays Hide-and-Seek with Immune System by Using Long Noncoding RNA to Switch Genes
    Up to 1 million people -- mainly pregnant woman and young children -- are killed each year by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria. Now, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed the genetic ...More
    3 hours ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Vaccine Candidate is Produced From Algae
    Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, generated antibodies in mice that nearly ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Parasites Unlikely to Jump from Animals to Humans
    In recent years, public health experts have increasingly explored the idea of eliminating the most dangerous malaria-causing parasite. But they have questioned whether getting rid of this species, called Plasmodium falciparum, would allow other species of the parasite to ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Novel Technique for Finding Drugs to Combat Malaria
    Each year nearly 600,000 people—mostly children under age five and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa—die from malaria, caused by single-celled parasites that grow inside red blood cells. The most deadly malarial species—Plasmodium falciparum—has ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Source of Cells for Modeling Malaria
    In 2008, the World Health Organization announced a global effort to eradicate malaria, which kills about 800,000 people every year. As part of that goal, scientists are trying to develop new drugs that target the malaria parasite during the stage when it infects the human ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Children Who Get Vitamin A May be Less Likely to Develop Malaria
    Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The researchers say their findings, ...More
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  • New Molecular Target Identified for Treating Cerebral Malaria
    A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the ...More
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  • How Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes Can Tell You're Home
    Females of the malaria-spreading mosquito tend to obtain their blood meals within human dwellings.  Indeed, this mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, spends much of its adult life indoors where it is constantly exposed to human odor – from used clothing, bedding, etc. ...More
    January 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • 2.5 Million in Sierra Leone Receive Anti-Malarial Medicines in Emergency Response Campaign
    Two successive emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people, and significantly reduced the number of people with ...More
    January 22, 2015 Posted in News
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