Malaria


  • NIH Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated With Malaria Risk in Children
    Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. The findings could help identify future ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Discovery of How Malaria Kills Children Will Lead to Life-Saving Treatments
    Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as successful. But that soon may change. In a groundbreaking study published in ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Sheds Light on How Malaria Parasites Grow Exponentially
    A University of South Florida College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology
    Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy. Through analysis of 16 Anopheles genomes, ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Plays Hide-and-Seek with Immune System by Using Long Noncoding RNA to Switch Genes
    Up to 1 million people -- mainly pregnant woman and young children -- are killed each year by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria. Now, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed the genetic ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Vaccine Candidate is Produced From Algae
    Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an immune-boosting cocktail suitable for use in humans, generated antibodies in mice that nearly ...More
    February 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Malaria Parasites Unlikely to Jump from Animals to Humans
    In recent years, public health experts have increasingly explored the idea of eliminating the most dangerous malaria-causing parasite. But they have questioned whether getting rid of this species, called Plasmodium falciparum, would allow other species of the parasite to ...More
    February 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Novel Technique for Finding Drugs to Combat Malaria
    Each year nearly 600,000 people—mostly children under age five and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa—die from malaria, caused by single-celled parasites that grow inside red blood cells. The most deadly malarial species—Plasmodium falciparum—has ...More
    February 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Source of Cells for Modeling Malaria
    In 2008, the World Health Organization announced a global effort to eradicate malaria, which kills about 800,000 people every year. As part of that goal, scientists are trying to develop new drugs that target the malaria parasite during the stage when it infects the human ...More
    February 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • Children Who Get Vitamin A May be Less Likely to Develop Malaria
    Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The researchers say their findings, ...More
    February 3, 2015 Posted in News
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