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South African birds reveal parasite diversity

The colorful and varied birds of South Africa contain a range of different pathogens and parasites. Among this array of microscopic organisms are the single-celled animals that cause malaria. The range has surprised scientists.

How Viagra can prevent malaria transmission

Viagra, the well-known drug for men with sexual problems, may have another use: fighting the malaria parasite. This is, in all seriousness, by increasing the stiffness of infected erythrocytes (red blood cells).

Malaria vaccine offers partial protection: Final results

Paris - The world's most advanced malaria candidate vaccine offers young children partial protection that wanes with time, but could shield millions against the deadly parasite, its developers said Friday.

Malaria cells produce odors that attract mosquitoes

Malaria causing parasites produce chemical compounds that give off odors. These odors attract mosquitoes to come and bite an infected animal, thereby ensuring the cycle of infection continues.

Disease carrying mosquitoes could reach the U.K.

Mosquitoes carrying "tropical diseases" could become widespread across the U.K. over the next 20 or 30 years. This is assuming that European temperatures continue to rise.

Resistant malaria moves closer to India border

Parasites resistant to the antimalarial drug artemisinin are spreading through mosquitoes. A new study shows that mosquitoes carrying these parasites are in Myanmar and are heading to the India border.

Potential antimalarial drug made from algae

Scientists have used algae to produce a malaria parasite protein. When the algae-produced protein is paired with an immune-boosting cocktail, studies showed generated antibodies in mice were able to eliminate a mosquito infection.

Using bacteria to battle malaria as possible drug treatment

Uppsala - A newly discovered family of bacteria, found in malaria-carrying mosquitoes, could hold the key to fighting the parasitic disease.

Little risk of malaria making a species jump

If the goal of eliminating the most dangerous malaria-causing parasite is achieved, will another type associated with a different species take its place?

New understanding with anti-malarial drug resistance

London - Researchers have identified mutations associated with resistance to afrontline antimalarial drug called artemisinin. This is part of the fight back against anti-malarial drug resistance.

Misuse of antibiotics can lead to increase in malaria

New research suggests that mosquitoes that consume penicillin and streptomycin-laced human blood pick up malaria more easily.

Move over Ebola- Malaria next big health crisis

The World Health Organization recently reported the number of people dying from Malaria has dropped 47 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. WHO attributed the success in reducing the number of deaths, in large part, to better diagnosis and treatment.

Beneficial bacteria help fight malaria

Lisbonne - Specific bacterial components in the human gut can help trigger a natural defense mechanism that guards against malaria transmission. This has come from a new study.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Why do some mosquitoes carry malaria?

Researchers have genetically mapped 16 Anopheles mosquito species. Anopheles mosquitoes transmit human malaria parasites. Scientists are curious to understand why only a few dozen of the 500 different Anopheles species worldwide transmit malaria.

Using cancer-fighting drugs against malaria

Scientists have identified a several compounds that may lead to different ways to fight the malaria. Specifically, a university team has identified 31 enzyme-blocking molecules that could halt malaria before symptoms start.

For West African nations, Ebola is but the tip of the iceberg

The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has certainly caught the world's attention, especially with WHO declaring it an international health emergency. But as some people suggest, the move was merely a symbolic gesture. Actually, Ebola is not the problem.

Fighting malaria by targeting genes

A new approach to preventing malaria by knocking out parasite's genes has been proposed. Biological engineers have demonstrated that a new genome-editing technique can disrupt a single parasite gene with a success rate of up to 100 percent.

Rise in drug resistant malaria

Washington - A new study indicates that drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and that it has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.
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A female Anopheles albimanus mosquito feeding on a human arm. This mosquito is a vector of malaria.
A female Anopheles albimanus mosquito feeding on a human arm. This mosquito is a vector of malaria.
James Gathany /CDC
Glass representation of the parasite that causes malaria
Glass representation of the parasite that causes malaria
Luke Jerram
Yanomami children.
Yanomami children.
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The spread of artemisinin resistant malaria  parasites is becoming a great concern in Myanmar
The spread of artemisinin resistant malaria parasites is becoming a great concern in Myanmar,
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A mosquito in the process of biting someone
A mosquito in the process of biting someone
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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.
This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest  genetic match between malaria that...
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.
Tom Green
the lovely blooming of a brugmansia suaveiolens plant.
the lovely blooming of a brugmansia suaveiolens plant.
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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.
Local clinic trating malaria patients.
Local clinic trating malaria patients.
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Electron micrograph of the malarial parasite Plasmodium
Electron micrograph of the malarial parasite Plasmodium
University of Berkley
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.