Malaria


  • New Antibody Insecticide Targets Malaria Mosquito
    Malaria is a cruel and disabling disease that targets victims of all ages. Even now, it is estimated to kill one child every minute. Recent progress in halting the spread of the disease has hinged on the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and spraying programmes that ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Testing Yet to Reach Its Potential
    In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries. Despite major investments in ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Malaria Test Could Lead to to Global Eradication of the Disease
    One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need treatment. A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria's Doorway to Infect Blood Cells is Identified
    Scientists have identified a protein on the surface of human red blood cells that serves as an essential entry point for invasion by the malaria parasite. This discovery opens up a promising new avenue for the development of therapies to treat and prevent malaria. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malarial Parasites Dodge the Kill
    Scientists have uncovered a potential mode of parasite drug resistance in malaria infection, according to a report published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Malaria infection includes symptoms such as headaches, fever, fatigue, and vomiting and can be deadly. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • April 25 is World Malaria Day 2015
    On World Malaria Day 2015, April 25, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for high-level commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. The theme, set by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, is Invest in the future: Defeat malaria. This reflects the ambitious ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Make Key Malarial Drug-Resistence Finding
    According to the World Health Organization's 2014 World Malaria Report, there are an estimated 198 million cases of malaria worldwide with 3.3 billion people at risk for contracting the infection. Although the impact of malaria is still significant, the statistics reflect a ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Genetic Mutation Could Signal Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa
    Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...More
    April 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • UGA Researchers Find Hormone Receptor That Allows Mosquitoes to Reproduce
    University of Georgia entomologists have unlocked one of the hormonal mechanisms that allow mosquitoes to produce eggs. The results provide insight into how reproduction is regulated in female mosquitoes, which transmit agents that cause malaria and other diseases in humans ...More
    April 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Saving Lives by Making Malaria Drugs More Affordable
    Forty percent of all malaria-caused deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occur in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. The private sector "supply chain" manages 74 percent of the drug volume in Congo and 98 percent in ...More
    April 6, 2015 Posted in News
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