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  • New Malaria Vaccine Reflects the Pioneering Efforts of Researchers From NYU Langone Medical Center
    When the highly influential European Medicines Agency announced its recommendation to approve what could be the world’s first licensed vaccine against malaria in infants and children, there was much celebrating in the research community at NYU Langone Medical Center. ...More
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  • 3-D Image of Malaria Conductor Aids Search for Antimalarial Drugs
    The first three-dimensional image capturing a critical malaria 'conductor' protein could lead to the development of a new class of antimalarial drugs. Researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed WEHI-842, a drug that blocks the malaria parasite ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria's Key to the Liver is Uncovered
    Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites in a report published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. If these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Stopping Malaria in Its Tracks
    Malaria parasites depend on the interaction between basigin and PfRH5 to invade (left). Antibodies against PfRH5 can block invasion (middle), but this strategy is vulnerable to resistance development. A new strategy, described by Zenonos et al., uses antibodies against ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Malaria Treatment Thwarts Parasite Resistance
    Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against malaria, identifying a potent agent that thwarts drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease. In a paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, an international research team ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Show That a Drug Currently in Testing Has the Potential to Cure Malaria
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and in Australia have shown that a drug currently in testing shows potential to cure malaria in a single dose and offers promise as a preventive treatment as well. The new drug, DSM265, kills drug-resistant malaria parasites in ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Identifies New Way to Kill the Malaria Parasite
    Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the disease. Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC)'s Toxicology Unit based at the University ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Target Identified for Inhibiting Malaria Parasite Invasion
    A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that a malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells. Human calcineurin is already a proven target for drugs treating other illnesses ...More
    June 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Protein Discovery Fuels Redesign of Mosquito-Based Malaria Vaccine
    A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein. The international team of researchers co-led by Dr. Natalie Borg from the ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    May 21, 2015 Posted in News
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