Malaria


  • New Molecular Target Identified for Treating Cerebral Malaria
    A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the ...More
    5 hours ago Posted in News
  • How Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes Can Tell You're Home
    Females of the malaria-spreading mosquito tend to obtain their blood meals within human dwellings.  Indeed, this mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, spends much of its adult life indoors where it is constantly exposed to human odor – from used clothing, bedding, etc. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 2.5 Million in Sierra Leone Receive Anti-Malarial Medicines in Emergency Response Campaign
    Two successive emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people, and significantly reduced the number of people with ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Genetics Underpinning Antimalarial Drug Resistance are Revealed
    The largest genome-wide association study to date of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum unveils a complex genetic architecture that enables the parasite to develop resistance to the most effective antimalarial drug, artemisinin. The results could help to improve ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Bed Nets and Vaccines: Some Combinations May Worsen Malaria
    Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them African children. More than 20 malaria vaccine candidates are in different ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Hybrid Super Mosquito is Resistant to Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets
    Interbreeding of two malaria mosquito species in the West African country of Mali has resulted in a "super mosquito" hybrid that is resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets. "It's 'super' with respect to its ability to survive exposure to the insecticides on treated bed ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Malaria Combination Drug Therapy for Children
    A drug combination of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered for the treatment of children with uncomplicated malaria in settings where multiple parasite species cause malaria according to Tim Davis from University of Western Australia, Fremantle, Australia and ...More
    December 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Malaria Drug Resistance is Caused by Single Mutated Gene in the Disease-Causing Parasite
    Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, according to a study led by David Fidock, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and of medical sciences at Columbia ...More
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Nanotechnology is Used Against Malaria Parasites
    Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This ...More
    December 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Says Scale-up in Effective Malaria Control Dramatically Reduces Deaths
    The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Malaria Report 2014. Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47 percent worldwide and by 54 ...More
    December 9, 2014 Posted in News
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