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  • Immune System Cells Cause Severe Malaria Complication in Mouse Model
    Immune system cells known as cytotoxic T cells attack blood vessels and cause fatal swelling in the brains of mice with a condition that mirrors a severe complication of malaria in humans. These are the findings of a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. ...More
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  • Ultra Long-Acting Pill Offers New Hope in Eliminating Malaria
    Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Parasite Evades Rapid Test Detection in Children
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. Most rapid test diagnostics rely on the detection of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 'Origami' Rapid Malaria Test is Capable of Detecting Asymptomatic Carriers
    An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for malaria that has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant which is ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Key to Long-Lasting Malaria Immunity and Potential Vaccine Targets
    Houston Methodist researchers have discovered a set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. In a study recently published in Immunity (online Oct. 25), researchers reported that elevated production of specific proteins regulating the immune ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UT Scientists Identify Bacterial Genes That Could Reduce Severity of Malaria
    University of Tennessee (UT) researchers have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Fighting the Stigma of a Spinal Tap for Malaria Patients
    A Michigan State University researcher is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain from the base of the skull and cause death in malaria patients. ...More
    October 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • UT Scientists Identify Bacterial Genes That Could Decrease Severity of Malaria
    Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions ...More
    October 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • UK and France See Highest Number of Imported Malaria Cases
    An international study led by the University of Southampton shows the UK and France experience the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries. Research led by WorldPop, based at the University, examined and mapped the movement of the disease from endemic ...More
    October 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • Driving Mosquito Evolution to Fight Malaria
    One of the frustrations of fighting malaria is that mosquitoes evolve resistance to the insecticides used to kill them. Now researchers from Exeter University in the United Kingdom and the University of California, Berkeley, propose using insect repellents along with ...More
    October 25, 2016 Posted in News
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