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Scientists develop drug that might be next best hope against malaria
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center have developed a drug that may represent one of the world's best hopes for treating and preventing malaria -- a disease that kills more than one million people each year. (2013-03-20)
Net advantage
Malaria, the leading cause of death among children in Africa, could be eliminated if three-fourths of the population used insecticide-treated bed nets, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. (2013-03-07)
Resistance to first line anti-malarial drugs is increasing on the Thai-Myanmar border
Early diagnosis and treatment with antimalarial drugs (ACTs -- artemisinin based combination treatments) has been linked to a reduction in malaria in the migrant population living on the Thai-Myanmar border, despite evidence of increasing resistance to ACTs in this location, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2013-03-05)
Early warning system provides 4-month forecast of malaria epidemics in northwest India
Sea surface temperatures in the tropical South Atlantic Ocean can be used to accurately forecast, by up to four months, malaria epidemics thousands of miles away in northwestern India, a University of Michigan theoretical ecologist and her colleagues have found. (2013-03-03)
New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes
Researchers have developed a new method for studying the complex molecular workings of Anopheles albimanus, an important but less studied spreader of human malaria. (2013-02-28)
Pour, shake and stir
A diagnostic (2013-02-28)
New tool in the fight against tropical diseases
A novel tool exploits baker's yeast to expedite the development of new drugs to fight multiple tropical diseases, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. (2013-02-26)
DNDi receives BBVA Foundation award for delivering new treatments for neglected diseases
Today in Madrid, Spain, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative received the BBVA Foundation 'Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Award for Development Cooperation'. (2013-02-26)
Research suggests malaria can be defeated without a globally led eradication program
A researcher at the University of Southampton, working as part of a team from the UK and USA, believes the global eradication of malaria could be achieved by individual countries eliminating the disease within their own borders and coordinating efforts regionally. (2013-02-26)
Putting malaria on the SHELPH
Experts have disabled a unique member of the signalling proteins which are essential for the development of the malaria parasite. (2013-02-25)
Eliminating malaria has longlasting benefits for many countries
A review of malaria elimination conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and other institutions suggests stopping malaria transmission completely has longlasting benefits for many countries and that once eliminated, the disease is unlikely to reemerge over time. (2013-02-21)
Study reveals new clues to Epstein-Barr virus
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects more than 90 percent of the population worldwide and was the first human virus found to be associated with cancer. (2013-02-21)
Research suggests malaria can be defeated without a globally led eradication program
Malaria does not have to be eradicated globally for individual countries to succeed at maintaining elimination of the disease, according to research from the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute and department of geography, to be published in the journal Science Feb. (2013-02-21)
New approach alters malaria maps
Identifying areas of malarial infection risk depends more on daily temperature variation than on the average monthly temperatures, according to a team of researchers, who believe that their results may also apply to environmentally temperature-dependent organisms other than the malaria parasite. (2013-02-19)
Briefing: 'New Report -- US Budget Cuts Jeopardize Recent Scientific Gains in Global Health'
A new report warns that potential cuts to US global health and research programs that battle diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria could threaten countless lives and put at risk the ripening fruits of past investments in innovations crucial to fighting these diseases. (2013-02-19)
Young malaria parasites refuse to take their medicine, may explain emerging drug resistance
New research has revealed that immature malaria parasites are more resistant to treatment with key antimalarial drugs than older parasites, a finding that could lead to more effective treatments for a disease that kills one person every minute and is developing resistance to drugs at an alarming rate. (2013-02-18)
MSU launches groundbreaking drug trial in Africa
Determined to bring relief to seizure victims, a Michigan State University research team this month begins a groundbreaking clinical drug trial that could help prevent a quarter-million African children from developing epilepsy each year. (2013-02-15)
Study suggests infant deaths can be prevented
An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria. (2013-02-13)
Study examines malaria preventive therapy during pregnancy and outcomes for infants in Africa
Among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa, intermittent preventive therapy for malaria with 3 or more doses of the drug regimen sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine was associated with a higher birth weight and lower risk of low birth weight than the current standard 2-dose regimen, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the Feb. (2013-02-12)
Has the 'Golden Age' of global health funding come to an end?
Despite dire predictions in the wake of the economic crisis, donations to health projects in developing countries appear to be holding steady, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. (2013-02-06)
Placental blood flow can influence malaria during pregnancy
Malaria in pregnancy causes a range of adverse effects, including abortions and stillbirths. (2013-01-31)
New study finds malaria, typhoid -- not Ebola -- biggest health threat for travelers to tropics
Feeling feverish after a visit to the tropics? It may not just be a bout with this year's flu. (2013-01-16)
Trapping malaria parasites inside host cell basis for new drugs
Penn researchers have identified the cell signaling pathway used by malaria parasites to escape from and destroy their host cells and infect new cells -- pointing the way toward possible new strategies to stop these diseases in their tracks. (2013-01-16)
MVI and Inovio partner to develop malaria vaccines using innovative vaccine delivery tech
The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced a follow-on collaboration to advance malaria vaccine development and new vaccination delivery technologies. (2013-01-07)
Statin drug shows promise for fighting malaria effects
Researchers have discovered that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional antimalarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against cognitive impairment in a mouse model of cerebral malaria. (2012-12-27)
Penn team mimicking a natural defense against malaria to develop new treatments
One of the world's most devastating diseases is malaria, responsible for at least a million deaths annually, despite global efforts to combat it. (2012-12-27)
Study turns parasite invasion theory on its head
Current thinking on how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite invades its host is incorrect, according to a study from researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology describing a new technique to knock out genes. (2012-12-23)
Chinese medicine yields secrets to scientists at The Scripps Research Institute
The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan--a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria--have been uncovered thanks to a high-resolution structure solved at The Scripps Research Institute. (2012-12-23)
New whole plant therapy shows promise as an effective and economical treatment for malaria
A new study by scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Massachusetts published in the journal PLOS ONE has shown that the powdered dried leaves from the Artemisia annua plant may be a far more effective antimalarial treatment than purified artemisinin. (2012-12-20)
Complexities of human disease targeted with $16 million in funding
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have received more than $16 million in Australian Government funding to pursue research into cancer, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and the immune system, it was announced today. (2012-12-18)
Univ. of MD School of Medicine to study drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have launched research into the spread of potentially deadly drug-resistant malaria in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, or Burma. (2012-12-17)
1 in 4 deaths worldwide caused by heart disease or stroke
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, Paper 2: Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010, Lozano et al In the second Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 paper, published in The Lancet, researchers have analyzed the leading causes of death in 187 countries in 1990 and 2010, also estimating each of the causes' contribution to premature death. (2012-12-13)
Agricultural, health education goes global via cellphone animations
Many people in developing countries have cellphones that allow them to watch videos and play interactive games. (2012-12-13)
UGA researchers find algal ancestor is key to how deadly pathogens proliferate
Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella. (2012-12-12)
New anticoagulant discovered based on the same used by malaria vectors to feed on
An international project has, for the first time ever, deciphered the mechanism by which a substance called anophelin binds to an enzyme (thrombin) involved in the process of blood coagulation. (2012-12-11)
New research helps predict susceptibility to Burkitt lymphoma
New research, presented this morning at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, has identified important associations between Plasmodium falciparum malaria and endemic Burkitt Lymphoma (eBL) that may help researchers identify young children who are more susceptible to eBL. (2012-12-11)
Malaria parasite's masquerade ball could be coming to an end
More than a million people die each year of malaria caused by different strains of the Plasmodium parasite transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. (2012-12-03)
New insights into mosquitoes' role as involuntary bioterrorists
Vanderbilt biologists have discovered mosquitoes possess a previously unknown mechanism for destroying pathogens that takes advantage of the peculiarities of the insect's circulatory system to increase its effectiveness. (2012-11-29)
HIV treatment reduces risk of malaria recurrence in children, NIH funded study shows
A combination of anti-HIV drugs has been found to also reduce the risk of recurrent malaria by nearly half among HIV-positive children, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. (2012-11-28)
New method for diagnosing malaria
Danish researchers have developed a new and sensitive method that makes it possible to diagnose malaria from a single drop of blood or saliva. (2012-11-27)
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