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Open access initiative reveals drug hits for deadly neglected tropical diseases
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announce today the identification of three chemical series targeting the treatment of deadly neglected tropical diseases, through DNDi's screening of MMV's open access Malaria Box. (2012-11-13)
Common enzyme deficiency may hinder plans to eradicate malaria
In malaria-endemic countries, 350 million people are predicted to be deficient in an enzyme that means they can suffer severe complications from taking primaquine, a key drug for treating relapsing malaria, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2012-11-13)
'Coca-Cola' model for delivering malaria meds is a success, says Princeton researcher
A private-market approach to bringing affordable malaria treatments to people in Africa has increased access to care. (2012-11-13)
Scientists report injectable formulation of malaria parasites achieve controlled infection
In a breakthrough that could accelerate malaria vaccine and drug development, scientists announced today that, for the first time ever, human volunteers were infected with malaria via a simple injection of cryopreserved sterile parasites that were harvested from the salivary glands of infected mosquitoes in compliance with regulatory standards. (2012-11-13)
PATH's Kent Campbell honored for lifetime achievement in the fight against malaria
Kent Campbell, PATH's Malaria Control Program director, received the distinguished Joseph Augustin LePrince Medal in recognition of outstanding work in the field of malariology at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's award ceremony. (2012-11-12)
RTS,S malaria candidate vaccine reduces malaria by approximately one-third in African infants
Results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase III trial, published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that the RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate can help protect African infants against malaria. (2012-11-09)
Hopes for new generation of patient diagnostics
Today sees the launch of the International Diagnostics Centre, a global research collaboration hub, created at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to undertake innovative research on the development and deployment of new diagnostic tests that enable patients to be diagnosed faster, more accurately and cost effectively. (2012-11-07)
BRI receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012-11-01)
New global subsidy for the most effective malaria drugs shows promise
A new international scheme providing lifesaving antimalarial drugs at cheap subsidized prices has rapidly transformed access to effective artemisinin combination therapies in seven African countries accounting for a quarter of the world's malaria cases, and could save millions of lives. (2012-10-30)
New opportunity for rapid treatment of malaria
Researchers have identified a new means to eradicate malaria infections by rapidly killing the blood-borne Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease. (2012-10-25)
No antibodies, no problem
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have determined a new mechanism by which the mosquitoes' immune system can respond with specificity to infections with various pathogens, including the parasite that causes malaria in humans, using one single gene. (2012-10-18)
New malaria drug requires just one dose and appears twice as effective as existing regimen
Scientists are reporting development of a new malaria drug that, in laboratory tests, has been twice as effective as the best current medicine against this global scourge and may fight off the disease with one dose, instead of the multiple doses that people often fail to take. (2012-10-17)
Using cell phone data to curb the spread of malaria
New research that combines cell phone data from 15 million people in Kenya with detailed information on the regional incidence of malaria has revealed how human travel patterns contribute to the disease's spread. (2012-10-11)
IspH -- a protein free to choose its partners
The iron-sulfur protein IspH plays a central role in the terpene metabolism of several pathogens. (2012-10-09)
Mosquito genetics may offer clues to malaria control, Virginia Tech researchers say
Closely related African mosquito species originated the ability to transmit human malaria multiple times during their recent evolution. (2012-10-05)
Chloroquine makes comeback to combat malaria
Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. (2012-10-03)
WHO prequalifies a new artemisinin-based combination treatment for malaria
Cipla, one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies, along with the non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative today announced the prequalification of the fixed dose combination of Artesunate and Mefloquine - ASMQ FDC - by the World Health Organization. (2012-10-02)
Sticky paper offers cheap, easy solution for paper-based diagnostics
Global health researchers are working on cheap systems like a home-based pregnancy test that might work for malaria, diabetes or other diseases. (2012-10-02)
Notre Dame researchers part of team that discovered potentially dangerous new malaria mosquito
University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. (2012-09-28)
Brazil, FIOCRUZ and DNDi Latin America partner to fight neglected diseases
At the opening ceremony of the XVIII International Congress for Tropical Medicines and Malaria and the XLVIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine in Rio de Janeiro, the Ministry of Health of Brazil signed a Cooperation and Technical Assistance Agreement with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative Latin America, uniting the three actors into a strategic partnership to collaborate on research and development for new therapies and diagnostics for neglected diseases. (2012-09-23)
Climate change to fuel northern spread of avian malaria, study finds
Malaria has been found in birds in parts of Alaska, and global climate change will drive it even farther north, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. (2012-09-19)
Genetic make-up of children explains how they fight malaria infection
Researchers from Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have identified several novel genes that make some children more efficient than others in the way their immune system responds to malaria infection. (2012-09-11)
Diet could combat adverse side-effects of quinine
Scientists at the University of Nottingham say adverse side-effects caused by the anti-parasitic drug quinine in the treatment of malaria could be controlled by what we eat. (2012-09-11)
'Humanized' mice developed at OHSU enable malaria research breakthrough at Seattle BioMed
A novel human liver-chimeric mouse model developed at Oregon Health & Science University and Yecuris Corporation has made possible a research breakthrough at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute that will greatly accelerate studies of the most lethal forms of human malaria. (2012-09-10)
Funding for neglected global diseases research at UBC exceeds $20 million
Researchers with the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at the University of British Columbia have attracted more than $20 million in funding to find ways to eliminate diseases and conditions that kill millions of people in developing countries worldwide. (2012-09-10)
Researchers sequence genome of malaria-causing parasite
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have discovered that the parasite that causes the most common form of malaria share the same genetic variations -- even when the organisms are separated across continents. (2012-09-06)
Are restrictions to scientific research costing lives?
In 'Censors on Campus', Index on Censorship asks whether lives might be saved by making vital research freely available. (2012-09-05)
'Benign' malaria key driver of human evolution in Asia-Pacific
The malaria species rampant in the Asia-Pacific region has been a significant driver of evolution of the human genome, a new study has shown. (2012-09-04)
Southeast Asian ovalocytosis protects against P. vivax malaria
A multinational group of authors, led by Ivo Mueller from the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, have found a strong association between Southeast Asian ovalocytosis, an inherited disorder that affects the shape of red blood cells, and protection against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax. (2012-09-04)
High levels of DDT in breast milk
The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa, where DDT has been sprayed indoors for many years to fight malaria. (2012-09-03)
Danish scientists solve old blood mystery
New intriguing knowledge on blood haemoglobin has just been published in Nature. (2012-08-31)
Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells
MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells' ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells. (2012-08-30)
Malaria nearly eliminated in Sri Lanka despite decades of conflict
Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014. (2012-08-29)
African research identifies strong candidate for possible single-dose malaria cure
A recently discovered compound from the aminopyridine class not only has the potential to become part of a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria, but might also be able to block transmission of the parasite from person to person, according to a research collaboration involving the Medicines for Malaria Venture, based in Switzerland, and the Drug Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. (2012-08-28)
MMV develops framework to assess risk of resistance for antimalarial compounds
MMV has developed a framework to evaluate the risk of resistance for the antimalarial compounds in its portfolio. (2012-08-22)
Meddling with male malaria mosquito 'mating plug' to control an epidemic
Using information about the unique mating practices of the male malaria mosquito -- which, unlike any other insect, inserts a plug to seal its sperm inside the female -- scientists are zeroing in on a birth-control drug for Anopheles mosquitoes, deadly carriers of the disease that threatens three billion people, has infected more than 215 million and kills 655,000 annually. (2012-08-19)
New book tells story of 10-year-old malaria project
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the genome sequence of the deadly human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and its mosquito vector. (2012-08-17)
Duke scientists discover genetic material in blood cells that may affect malaria parasites
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells. (2012-08-15)
Novel technique demonstrates interactions between malaria parasite and HIV
A new video article in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, that describes a novel technique to study the interactions between HIV-1 and P. falciparum in cultured human cells, will allow scientists to explore different parameters of co-infection by the two microbes. (2012-08-15)
BioMed Central presents Challenges in Malaria Research: Progress Towards Elimination
In conjunction with its journals Malaria Journal and Parasites and Vectors, the open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to present its second malaria conference, (2012-08-09)
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