Malaria


  • 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
    15 hours 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • 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
    May 12, 2015 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
    May 11, 2015 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
    May 7, 2015 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
    May 4, 2015 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
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