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  • On World Malaria Day, a Push to Eradicate the Disease
    A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Cracking the Code of the Malaria Parasite May Help Stop Transmission
    The most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is responsible for nearly half a million deaths annually across Africa and Southeast Asia. Of increasing concern, this parasite is now developing resistance to common antimalarial drugs. Gaining a better ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Potential Pathway for Emergence of Zoonotic Malaria is Identified
    The parasite responsible for a form of malaria now spreading from macaques to humans in South Asia could evolve to infect humans more efficiently, a step toward enhanced transmission between humans, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Curbing Malaria Resistance With Multiple Therapies
    In order to preserve first-line drugs for treating malaria, multiple combination therapies should be deployed within a population to prevent resistance from developing, according to Maciej Boni from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, ...More
    March 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Unlock Genetic Secret That Could Help Fight Malaria
    A group of scientists, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered a long-hypothesized male determining gene in the mosquito species that carries malaria, laying the groundwork for the development of strategies that could help control the ...More
    March 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Field Museum Study Reveals Evolution of Malaria
    Malaria affects close to 500 million people every year, but we're not the only ones--different species of malaria parasite can infect birds, bats, and other mammals too. A Field Museum study published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals a new take on the ...More
    March 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mixed-Strain Malaria Infections Influence Drug Resistance
    Scientists have documented for the first time how competition among different malaria parasite strains in human hosts could influence the spread of drug resistance. "We found that when hosts are co-infected with drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains, both strains are ...More
    March 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Genomes of Chimpanzee Parasite Species Reveal Evolution of Human Malaria
    Understanding the origins of emerging diseases - as well as more established disease agents -- is critical to gauge future human infection risks and find new treatment and prevention approaches. This holds true for malaria, which kills more than 500,000 people a year. ...More
    March 22, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Researchers Develop Promising Candidate for Next-Generation Anti-Malarial Drug
    An international team that includes NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University has developed a therapeutic compound that is effective in inhibiting Plasmodium falciparum, one of five species of parasite that infects people with malaria, and the strain which causes the ...More
    March 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Treatment Regimen Cuts Severity of Drug-Resistant Malaria in Pregnancy
    A two-drug preventive treatment greatly reduces the severity of malaria during pregnancy, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The treatment provides an alternative for many parts of Africa where the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium ...More
    March 9, 2016 Posted in News
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