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Malaria News

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
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New malaria vaccine made from algae

Malaria is a major disease worldwide affecting billions of people. Until now no vaccine could be produced inexpensively...
Jul 23, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Fungus fights malaria

The fungus Beauveria bassiana effectively kills Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for carrying dengue, and...
Jun 21, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New compound to target malaria

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a compound which potentially...
Jun 10, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Dengue-resistance spreads in mosquitoes

Researchers based in Australia have modified a strain of bacteria (Wolbachia pipientis), which has been used to infect...
Mar 17, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Modified osteoporosis drugs show promise against malaria

Data from the World Health Organization demonstrates that malaria currently threatens around half of the world's...
Mar 6, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
 

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