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  • Mapping of Artemisinin Resistance Confirms It is Confined to Asia
    The first global mapping of artemisinin resistance (the KARMA study) has definitively confirmed that resistance to the main drug currently used in the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is for the moment confined to Southeast Asia and has not spread to sub-Saharan ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol
    Drexel University scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two new antimalarial drugs operate: They give the parasite’s skin a boost in cholesterol, making it unable to traverse the narrow labyrinths of the human bloodstream. The drugs also seem to ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Make a Key Discovery in How Malaria Evades the Immune System
    The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to invade red blood cells, according to a study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Understanding how malaria invades the cells could lead to a more effective vaccine. Malaria ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Investigational Malaria Vaccine Protects Healthy U.S. Adults for More Than One Year
    An experimental malaria vaccine protected a small number of healthy, malaria-naïve adults in the United States from infection for more than one year after immunization, according to results from a Phase 1 trial described in the May 9 issue of Nature Medicine. The ...More
    May 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 25, 2016 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
    April 15, 2016 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
    April 4, 2016 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
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