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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)
Malaria bed net strategies will save global community estimated $600 million over the next 5 years
A new report released by the Results for Development Institute identifies malaria bed net market dynamics strategies that will save the global community an estimated $600 million over the next five years. (2012-04-25)
Nano nod for lab on a chip
You wouldn't know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories -- and in a fraction of the time. (2012-04-25)
Malaria resurgence directly linked to funding cuts
Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, according to a new study that has linked overall weakened malaria control programs to the majority of global resurgences since 1930. (2012-04-24)
Malaria resurgence is linked to reduction of malaria-control programs
Since the 1930s, there have been 75 documented episodes of malaria resurgence worldwide, most of which were linked to weakening of malaria-control programs, finds a study published in BioMed Central's open-access journal Malaria Journal. (2012-04-23)
Scientists find Achilles' heel in life-threatening malaria parasites
Scientists have identified a link between different strains of malaria parasites that cause severe disease, which could help develop vaccines or drugs against life-threatening cases of the infection. (2012-04-20)
Detecting malaria early to save lives: New optical technique promises rapid and accurate diagnosis
Correctly and quickly diagnosing malaria is essential for effective and life-saving treatment. (2012-04-18)
Canada should play a role in addressing the global cancer epidemic
Cancer is a growing health concern in low- and middle-income countries, and there is an opportunity for Canada to make a significant contribution to help tackle the disease, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-04-10)
New studies highlight setbacks and advances in global malaria fight
Emergence of resistance to the drug artemisinin in western Thailand has created a critical point in global efforts to control and eliminate malaria worldwide, according to a new study by researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and in Thailand. (2012-04-05)
Notre Dame researchers using novel method to combat malaria drug resistance
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health developed a (2012-04-05)
Emergence of artemisinin-resistance on Thai-Myanmar border raises specter of untreatable malaria
Evidence that the most deadly species of malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is becoming resistant to the front line treatment for malaria on the border of Thailand and Myanmar is reported in the Lancet today. (2012-04-05)
Artemisinin-resistant malaria has appeared and is increasing rapidly along the Thailand-Myanmar border
Malaria that is resistant to standard artemisinin treatment has been extensively reported along the Cambodia-Thailand border. (2012-04-05)
Climate model to predict malaria outbreaks in India
Scientists from the University of Liverpool are working with computer modeling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are at most risk of malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall. (2012-04-02)
Combination drug treatment can cut malaria by 30 percent
Malaria infections among infants can be cut by up to 30 percent when antimalarial drugs are given intermittently over a 12-month period, a three-year clinical trial in Papua New Guinea has shown. (2012-04-02)
Yale Nobel laureate creates compound that halts growth of malaria parasite
A drug candidate that has shown promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria also prevents the parasite that causes malaria from growing, new research by a Yale University team headed by Nobel laureate Sidney Altman shows. (2012-04-02)
Elderly are almost 10 times more likely to die of malaria than younger tourists
Tourists who have visited a malaria-infected country and are over the age of 65 are almost 10 times more likely to die from the disease than those who are aged 18-35, reveals a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-03-27)
Malaria prevention saves children's lives
Malaria continues to be a major disease worldwide, but while funding projects are working hard to improve malaria prevention it is difficult to measure how effective these interventions are. (2012-03-27)
IPTi in co-endemic falciparum and vivax malaria
A three-arm randomized trial conducted by Ivo Mueller of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, and colleagues among infants in Papua New Guinea estimates the preventive effect against malaria episodes of intermittent preventive treatment, in an area where children are exposed to both falciparum and vivax malaria. (2012-03-27)
Brian Greenwood wins Gairdner Award
Professor Sir Brian Greenwood has dedicated his career to saving children's lives by tackling diseases which are dictated by the weather. (2012-03-21)
UBC researcher invents 'lab on a chip' device to study malaria
University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives. (2012-02-28)
New report warns of setbacks in global health progress due to current budget climate
The prospect of deep cuts in the federal budget threatens to reverse the dramatic progress of a bipartisan US commitment to defeat neglected diseases in developing countries, according to a new report released today by the Global Health Technologies Coalition. (2012-02-28)
Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite in mice
A chemically altered osteoporosis drug may be useful in fighting malaria, researchers report in a new study. (2012-02-27)
Slamming the brakes on the malaria life cycle
Scientists have discovered a new target in their fight against the devastating global disease malaria thanks to the discovery of a new protein involved in the parasite's life cycle. (2012-02-23)
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