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  • New Mathematical Model Proposes Study Sizes Needed to Help Eliminate Malaria
    To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought - according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers from Erasmus MC Rotterdam and Radboud University ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria
    Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic countries lacking adequate access to ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy Fights TB
    A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch, a ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Blocking Hormone Activity in Mosquitoes Could Help Reduce Malaria Spread
    A female Anopheles gambiae mosquito feeding on blood. Courtesy of Emily Lund, Harvard Disruption of hormone signaling in mosquitoes may reduce their ability to transmit the parasite that causes malaria, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. The findings ...More
    December 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Malaria Control Improves in Africa But Global Progress is Off Track
    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children and preventive ...More
    December 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria's Existence 2,000 Years Ago
    An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial ...More
    December 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Immune System Cells Cause Severe Malaria Complication in Mouse Model
    Immune system cells known as cytotoxic T cells attack blood vessels and cause fatal swelling in the brains of mice with a condition that mirrors a severe complication of malaria in humans. These are the findings of a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. ...More
    December 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ultra Long-Acting Pill Offers New Hope in Eliminating Malaria
    Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a ...More
    November 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Malaria Parasite Evades Rapid Test Detection in Children
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. Most rapid test diagnostics rely on the detection of ...More
    November 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • 'Origami' Rapid Malaria Test is Capable of Detecting Asymptomatic Carriers
    An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for malaria that has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant which is ...More
    November 16, 2016 Posted in News
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