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Malaria News

Mosquitoes attracted by odor

Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, according to new research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Genetically engineering mosquitoes to combat malaria

A science group has proposed that introducing genetic engineering to eliminate the population of female mosquitoes is key to fighting malaria. Other scientists have expressed concerns about the ethics of species elimination.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bacterial infection could help to fight malaria

Perugia - A bacterial infection in two species of Anopheles mosquitoes (called Wolbachia) appears to reduce the incidence of pathogen infections in mosquitoes and has the potential to be used in controlling malaria-transmitting mosquito populations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Protein discovery could help prevent malaria deaths

Stockholm - Malaria can be mild or deadly. However, there is no way to tell which patients are at risk of developing more dangerous forms of the disease. New research suggests that different proteins affect the seriousness of the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How does the immune system protect children from malaria?

Some children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites. Scientists have investigated why this response takes place.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Global warming amplifying malaria risk

Paris - Global warming will expose millions more people to malaria as parasite-bearing mosquitoes move to higher altitudes, according to new research into the health perils from climate change.
In the Media by Mariette LE ROUX (AFP)

Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides

Paris - Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets.The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said.
In the Media by AFP

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Paris - Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coas...
In the Media by AFP

Searching for a new way to halt malaria

A research team have identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. It is hoped that this could become the basis of a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Malaria cases in U.S. at 40-year high

The number of malaria cases in the US has reached a 40-year high, with 1,925 cases reported in 2011 — the highest number since 1971.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Significant range of malaria parasites found in bats

Scientists have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats. The new study reveals that two bat-infecting parasites are closely related to parasites in rodents.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Symposium wants greater innovation towards eliminating malaria

A Malaria Consortium symposium has highlighted the need for increased innovation as part of malaria elimination efforts, during the Sixth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How to make people 'invisible' to mosquitoes

Scientists think that it is possible to make an "invisibility cloak"’ to protect people against the blood-sucking insects. The basis of the cloak is the drug used in illegal "party pills."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breakthrough in Malaria vaccine

The U.S. Navy along with the federal government and the medical industry have developed the first ever complete vaccine against malaria. So far it is still under the development stage.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 1 comment

Antimalarial drug warning due to side-effects

The U.S. FDA has issued a warning to patients and healthcare professionals about an antimalarial drug due to serious psychiatric and nerve side effects.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Anti-mosquito patch attracts $164,000 in crowd-sourced funding

The Kite Mosquito Patch is billed as a safe way to keep away mosquitoes for 48 hours, and its inventors recently achieved their Indiegogo fundraising goal of $75,000 by receiving more than $164,000.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

New antimalarial drugs in development

Lisbon - Researchers have discovered a new class of highly potent antimalarial compounds. These chemicals, developed to fight cancer, appear to be able to kill the malaria causing parasite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.K. cautious about spending more to tackle global malaria

A number of world governments have announced an increase funding globally for the fight against malaria. However, the U.K. is more cautious, arguing that countries in receipt of aid need to reform before more money is given.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mosquitoes in cooler climes are less likely to transmit disease

Mosquitoes which transmit diseases like West Nile fever and Chikungunya fever are less likely to infect people and are also more susceptible to insecticides if they are reared in cooler climates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Successful project delivers malaria nets to Ghana

Accra - The Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) Project has proposed a model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Ghana.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Chimps contract malaria at the same rate as people

Chimpanzees have been studied for the first time relation to the incidences of malaria. The conclusion is that chimps can contract malaria just as easily as people and have similar survival rates if untreated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Malaria mosquitoes are attracted by human smells

Mosquitoes infected carrying the malaria parasite are more likely to land on and examine materials laced with human body odor than materials untainted by 'the human smell'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bacteria used to combat malaria

A new study has shown that transmission of malaria via mosquitoes to humans can be interrupted by using a strain of the bacteria Wolbachia in the insects.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Could climate change bring malaria to the UK?

Epidemiologists are calling on the government to take action against the growing threat that mosquito-borne diseases, including potentially fatal malaria, could soon arrive in the UK.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

FDA searches for counterfeit malaria drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has launched a new program aimed at detecting counterfeit and ineffective malaria drug treatments around the world.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Soccer ball juggling on World Malaria Day — Nothing but nets

Salt Lake City - Former pro soccer player Jared Montz encouraged soccer players worldwide to juggle to save lives. The event, which takes place on World Malaria Day, raises funds for Nothing but Nets, prior to April 25. It includes soccer players of all ages.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

Edible anti-malarial treatment could be developed

Scientists are weighing up the possibilities of developing an edible anti-malarial treatment, manufactured using green algae.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Re-engineering mosquitoes to save millions of people per year

Mosquitoes have killed more humans than any other creature, war or plague in history, but now, scientists are making impressive headway in the fight against the disease-carrying insect.
In the Media by Jeff Campagna - 3 comments

New drug to tackle malaria

A promising new antimalarial drug with the potential to cure the mosquito-borne disease and block its transmission with low doses has progressed to an advanced trial stage.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New sensitive test for malaria developed

Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have collaborated on the development of what has been heralded as the most sensitive laboratory technique for the determination of malaria transmission.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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the lovely blooming of a brugmansia suaveiolens plant.
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the lovely blooming of a brugmansia suaveiolens plant.
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest  genetic match between malaria that...
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and malaria that infects gorillas. The result contradicts previous studies that point to chimpanzees as the potential reservoir of malignant malaria.
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The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awar...
The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awareness to residents that malaria is a serious global issue. They urged people to donate money to buy a net for those refugees living in African camps.
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Glass representation of the parasite that causes malaria
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Glass representation of the parasite that causes malaria
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Electron micrograph of the malarial parasite Plasmodium
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Electron micrograph of the malarial parasite Plasmodium
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The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awar...
The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awareness to residents that malaria is a serious global issue. They urged people to donate money to buy a net for those refugees living in African camps.
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A typical malaria mosquito
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A typical malaria mosquito
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Yanomami children.
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Yanomami children.
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The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awar...
The international United Nations campaign Nothing But Nets made a stop in Toronto to help bring awareness to residents that malaria is a serious global issue. They urged people to donate money to buy a net for those refugees living in African camps.
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