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  • Investigational Malaria Vaccine Shows Considerable Protection in Adults in Malaria Season
    An investigational malaria vaccine given intravenously was well-tolerated and protected a significant proportion of healthy adults against infection with Plasmodium falciparum malaria--the deadliest form of the disease--for the duration of the malaria season, according to ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Devise Novel Way to Predict Efficacy of Malaria Vaccines
    The acid test for a vaccine is: "Does it protect people from infection?" Emory Vaccine Center researchers have analyzed this issue for a leading malaria vaccine called RTS,S, and their results have identified candidate signatures, or biomarkers, in the blood of vaccinated ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Why Malaria Mosquitoes Like People With Malaria
    Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed -- and feed more -- on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers from Stockholm University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have discovered why. The findings can lead to new ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover That Malaria Mosquitos are Sensitive to Horseradish
    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have taken an important step on the road to understanding the underlying mechanism of how and why animals can feel pain in connection with cold or heat. However, according to the study, temperature is just one triggering factor -- ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Awarded Grant to Refine Malaria Drug
    As long as parasites continue to mount resistance to malaria drugs, scientists will be faced with the task of developing new, improved pharmaceuticals. A research team from the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery has received a $431,126 two-year grant from the National ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Programmed Proteins Might Help Prevent Malaria
    Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year – most of them children in tropical regions. Part of the problem is that the malaria parasite is a shape-shifter, making it hard to ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4 Million to Develop First Malaria Treatments
    While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor, an MSU University distinguished professor of internal medicine and an ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Mathematical Model Limits Malaria Outbreaks
    One of the most common infectious diseases in the world, malaria causes public health problems and depresses the economy of infected areas. When untreated or treated improperly, the disease can result in fatalities. Despite impressive control measures and increased ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Mathematical Model Proposes Study Sizes Needed to Help Eliminate Malaria
    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 published in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers from Erasmus MC Rotterdam and Radboud University ...More
    January 12, 2017 Posted in News
  • Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria
    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic countries lacking adequate access to ...More
    January 6, 2017 Posted in News
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