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Sequencing of malaria genomes reveals challenges, opportunities in battle against parasite
Genetic variability revealed in malaria genomes newly sequenced by two multi-national research teams points to new challenges in efforts to eradicate the parasite, but also offers a better picture of its genetic composition, providing an initial roadmap in the development of vaccines to combat malaria. (2012-08-05)
New research on malaria, bedbugs, polio, TB, cholera, more at ASTMH Annual Meeting
The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the largest gathering of its kind, is bringing together leading experts from around the world who are battling familiar and resurgent threats like malaria, polio, dengue fever, cholera, tick-borne diseases, and drug-resistant tuberculosis that each year sicken or kill hundreds of millions of people. (2012-08-03)
Improving human immunity to malaria
The deadliest form of malaria is caused the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum. (2012-08-01)
JCI early table of contents for Aug. 1, 2012
This release contains summaries and links for the following papers to be published online in the JCI on Aug. (2012-08-01)
New research reveals extent of poor-quality antimalarial medicines in South American countries
Two articles recently published in Malaria Journal shed new light on the quality of antimalarial medicines circulating in countries in the Amazon Basin in South America. (2012-08-01)
Is it a rock, or is it Jell-O? Defining the architecture of rhomboid enzymes
Johns Hopkins scientists have decoded for the first time the (2012-08-01)
Vaccine research shows vigilance needed against evolution of more-virulent malaria
Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University. (2012-07-31)
World Hepatitis Day - EASL calls on the United Nations to join the effort to tackle viral hepatitis
Marking World Hepatitis Day, the European Association for the Study of the Liver calls on the different organizations which make up the United Nations systems to take action to fight against Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), a potentially fatal infection of the liver which affects 500 million people. (2012-07-28)
New technology represents next-generation tool for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines
A new platform for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines using microfluidics has been recognized with a grant from Saving Lives at Birth's (2012-07-26)
Study reveals substantial misdiagnosis of malaria in parts of Asia
Substantial over-diagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia, warns a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-07-24)
First results of community health campaign in Uganda for HIV and other diseases
A clinical study in a remote region of southwest Uganda has demonstrated the feasibility of using a health campaign to rapidly test a community for HIV and simultaneously offer prevention and diagnosis for a variety of other diseases in rural and resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-07-23)
Novel anti-malarial drug target identified
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the first reported inhibitors of a key enzyme involved in survival of the parasite responsible for malaria. (2012-07-19)
Frequent antenatal screening dramatically reduces maternal mortality on Thai-Myanmar border
Frequent antenatal screening has allowed doctors to detect and treat malaria in its early stages on the border of Thailand and Myanmar, dramatically reducing the number of deaths amongst pregnant women. (2012-07-18)
What it takes to be the perfect invading parasite
Scientists from the Zoological Society of London are the first to document the characteristics of invading parasites, using malaria in New Zealand bird species. (2012-07-17)
Genetically engineered bacteria prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquito's midgut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium. (2012-07-16)
More sustainable integrated vector management strategies are needed for malaria control
Insecticide resistance is threatening the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor insecticide sprays to control adult mosquito vectors, and so more sustainable integrated management strategies that use optimal suites of control tactics are needed. (2012-07-10)
2 studies offer new insights from the front lines of battle against malaria
A pair of provocative studies in the July 2012 issue of the American Journal of Tropical and Medicine and Hygiene provides a window into the intense ground war now underway against malaria. (2012-07-03)
The math of malaria
In a paper published this month in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, authors Daozhou Gao and Shigui Ruan propose a mathematical model to study malaria transmission among regions, and how it is influenced by human travel. (2012-06-20)
Child survival takes center stage as leaders convene to renew commitments
With an unprecedented commitment that bridges the urgent need to address diarrheal disease with unique opportunities to overcome it, leaders in global health issued today's Declaration on Scaling-up Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia. (2012-06-14)
Putting parasites on the world map
Researchers have developed a new technique to identify hotspots of malaria parasite evolution and track the rise of malarial drug resistance, faster and more efficiently than ever before. (2012-06-13)
UCI researchers create mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria
Mosquitoes bred to be unable to infect people with the malaria parasite are an attractive approach to helping curb one of the world's most pressing public health issues, according to UC Irvine scientists. (2012-06-12)
Immune system 'circuitry' that kills malaria in mosquitoes identified
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have, for the first time, determined the function of a series proteins within the mosquito that transduce a signal that enables the mosquito to fight off infection from the parasite that causes malaria in humans. (2012-06-07)
Seasonal prevention of malaria in African children: Analysis of life-saving potential
Giving young children medicine once a month during the rainy season to protect them against malaria could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in some areas of Africa, according to new research. (2012-06-06)
New technology improves malaria control and vaccine development
A new technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria could provide a valuable tool for evaluating new malaria prevention strategies and vaccines. (2012-06-04)
New process would make anti-malarial drug less costly
Scientists are reporting development of a new, higher-yield, two-step, less costly process that may ease supply problems and zigzagging prices for the raw material essential for making the mainstay drug for malaria. (2012-05-23)
Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve survival from severe malaria
A novel anti-inflammatory drug could help to improve survival in the most severe cases of malaria by preventing the immune system from causing irrevocable brain and tissue damage. (2012-05-23)
Poor-quality antimalarial drugs threaten to jeopardize progress made in malaria control over past decade
Poor-quality and fake antimalarial drugs are leading to drug resistance and inadequate treatment that is endangering global efforts made to control and eliminate malaria over the past 10 years, according to a review of the evidence published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. (2012-05-21)
NIH study shows poor quality malaria drugs pose threat
Poor quality antimalarial drugs lead to drug resistance and inadequate treatment that pose an urgent threat to vulnerable populations, according to a National Institutes of Health study published May 22 in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (2012-05-21)
New discoveries about severe malaria
Researchers from Seattle BioMed, University of Copenhagen and University of Edinburgh have uncovered new knowledge related to host-parasite interaction in severe malaria, concerning how malaria parasites are able to bind to cells in the brain and cause cerebral malaria -- the most lethal form of the disease. (2012-05-21)
Biologists produce potential malarial vaccine from algae
Biologists at the University of California - San Diego have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria (2012-05-16)
UC San Diego biologists produce potential malarial vaccine from algae
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, an achievement that could pave the way for the development of an inexpensive way to protect billions of people from one of the world's most prevalent and debilitating diseases. (2012-05-16)
New treatment could tackle preventable causes of death for newborns in sub-Saharan Africa
Researchers have found an alarming prevalence of malaria and sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-05-15)
GBCHealth Conference introduces MDG Health Alliance
The MDG Health Alliance, an innovative new private sector organization created and led by eminent business leaders to tackle urgent global health problems, was introduced today in the United States at the GBCHealth Conference. (2012-05-15)
Considerable prevalence of both malaria, STIs exist among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa
A review of studies reporting estimates of the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections/reproductive tract infections (STIs/RTIs) and malaria over the past 20 years suggests that a considerable burden of malaria and STIs/RTIs exists among pregnant women attending antenatal (before birth) facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on global health. (2012-05-15)
2 Grand Challenges Explorations grants for global health
The innovative research of three Northwestern University professors who are making a big difference in the highly promising area of synthetic biology has been recognized with two early-stage discovery awards from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012-05-11)
African scientist, designer partner to fashion anti-malaria garment that wards off bugs
A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria. (2012-05-08)
Creating a new weapon in the fight against malaria
Wesley Van Voorhis at the University of Washington in Seattle and Oliver Billker at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, England assembled an international research team to tackle the challenge of finding new ways to combat malaria. (2012-05-08)
Millennium Villages project shows coordinated efforts can accelerate progress towards MDGs and beyond
New research published online first by the Lancet shows that, three years after implementation, mortality in children aged under five years in Millennium Villages has fallen by a third compared with matched control sites, showing that accelerated progress towards the Millennium Development Goals is possible with improvements across a range of sectors. (2012-05-07)
Game on! UCLA researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria
UCLA researchers have created a smart crowd-sourced gaming system to help diagnose malaria infected red blood cells. (2012-05-02)
Drug could reverse scourge of cerebral malaria for survivors
Michigan State University researchers, with the help of a groundbreaking medical device, are starting a clinical trial in Africa they hope will provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of children who survive cerebral malaria but are left stricken with epilepsy or other neurologic disorders. (2012-05-01)
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