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  • New Method for Producing Leading Anti-Malarial Drug
    Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defense against malaria around the world. Artemisinin is a drug recommended by the World Health Organization for treatment of all cases of severe malaria and works ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Experimental Malaria Vaccine Provides Durable Protection Against Multiple Strains in Clinical Trial
    An experimental malaria vaccine protected healthy subjects from infection with a malaria strain different from that contained in the vaccine, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The research was conducted by ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Latest Genomic Technology Uncovers Secrets of Immune System's Response to Malaria
    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. Reported today in Science Immunology, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, European ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Should We Commit to Eradicating Malaria Worldwide?
    For Bruno Moonen, deputy director for malaria at the Global Health Program, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. He points out that the world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date -- and that malaria endemic ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Taking Aim at a Key Malaria Molecule
    The iron-containing molecule heme is necessary for life. Cells require heme to perform the chemical reactions that produce energy, among other critical tasks. Scientists who study the malaria parasite are particularly interested in heme because many malaria drugs interact ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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
    February 16, 2017 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
    February 13, 2017 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
    February 10, 2017 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
    February 9, 2017 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
    February 3, 2017 Posted in News
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