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Scientist identify new marker for insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes
Researchers at LSTM have genetically modified malaria carrying mosquitoes in order to demonstrate the role of particular genes in conferring insecticide resistance. (2019-12-05)
Malaria deaths could be reduced thanks to Warwick engineers
The resurgence of Malaria in high risk areas calls for new methods to combat the potentially dangerous situation. (2019-12-02)
novel bednet design improves safety, affordability and lethality to resistant mosquitoes
Researchers from LSTM have designed a new bednet that can kill mosquitoes more efficiently than existing nets, in a way that increases the choice of insecticide used, while minimising risk to the person inside the bednet. (2019-12-02)
1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria
DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the colonial period, finds a new study co-led by UCL published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2019-12-02)
Evidence found in European birds of the transmission of tropical malaria
Scientists have found, for the first time, house sparrow in Spain to be a host for a parasite from Africa, Plasmodium PAGRI02, which had not been previously described outside that continent. (2019-11-28)
New high-resolution images show how malaria parasites evade frontline drugs
The first-ever detailed images of a malaria protein, a known key modulator of drug resistance, show how the parasite evades antimalarials -- and may help scientists find ways to restore the drugs' potency. (2019-11-27)
Discovery paves the way for blocking malaria transmission in Brazil
Research that will be presented today at FAPESP Week France suggests that bacteria present in the intestine of the Anhopheles darlingi mosquito influence the development of the parasite that causes the disease in the insect's body and the chances of transmission to humans. (2019-11-22)
New chemical treatment for bed nets could prevent more infections by overcoming mosquito resistance
With insecticide resistance eroding the life-saving power of bed nets -- a major malaria-fighting tool -- researchers reported today that in a clinical trial that involved distributing millions of treated nets to households across Uganda, far fewer children showed evidence of malaria parasites after sleeping under nets newly formulated to disarm a mosquito's key resistance mechanisms. (2019-11-21)
Machine learning microscope adapts lighting to improve diagnosis
Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. (2019-11-20)
Malaria discovery could lead to better HIV and lupus treatments
A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say Melbourne researchers. (2019-11-19)
Scientists and schoolkids find family soups have antimalarial properties
London schoolchildren have found that some of their families' soup recipes have antimalarial properties, with the help of Imperial scientists. (2019-11-18)
Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data
A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. (2019-11-15)
Breakthrough in malaria research
An international scientific consortium led by the cell biologists Volker Heussler from the University of Bern and Oliver Billker from the Umeå University in Sweden has for the first time systematically investigated the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium throughout its life cycle in a large-scale experiment. (2019-11-14)
Scientists close in on malaria vaccine
Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that's effective against the most severe forms of malaria. (2019-11-14)
Scientists spearhead 'major step forward' for malaria vaccine
Researchers have narrowed down the malaria proteins and disease-fighting antibodies that could be used to develop a vaccine against the most severe forms of malaria. (2019-11-13)
Scientists identify immune cells linked to malaria-induced anaemia through autoantibody production
An autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells likely contributes to anaemia -- a shortage of red blood cells -- in people with malaria, according to a new study published in eLife. (2019-11-12)
Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects?
Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. (2019-11-11)
Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites
Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a study published Nov. (2019-11-07)
Research reveals how malaria parasite plans ahead, preparing blueprint to strike in humans
Within seconds after an infected mosquito bites, the malaria parasite navigates the host skin and blood vessels to invade the liver, where it will stay embedded until thousands of infected cells launch malaria's deadly blood-stage infection. (2019-10-31)
Malaria parasite lives on the edge
The parasite that causes malaria expresses genes that code for the proteins it will need in later life stages, but uses two separate schemes to prevent these proteins from actually being made until they are needed. (2019-10-31)
Malaria pathogen under the X-ray microscope
Malaria is one of the most threatening infectious diseases in the world. (2019-10-30)
Dynamic images show rhomboid protease in action
Rhomboid proteases are clinically relevant membrane proteins that play a key role in various diseases. (2019-10-25)
Immune reaction causes malaria organ damage
Immune cells can be the body's defenders and foes at the same time (2019-10-21)
Deet gives humans an 'invisibilty cloak' to fend off mosquito bites
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET actually affects mosquitos. (2019-10-17)
Aҫaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. (2019-10-16)
Resurrection of 50,000-year-old gene reveals how malaria jumped from gorillas to humans
For the first time, scientists have uncovered the likely series of events that led to the world's deadliest malaria parasite being able to jump from gorillas to humans. (2019-10-15)
Researchers rediscover fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII
A new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide. (2019-10-11)
For the first time, UMD professor observes crystallized iron product, hemozoin, made in mammals
For the first time ever, a UMD professor has observed a crystallized iron product called hemozoin being made in mammals, with widespread implications for future research and treatment of blood disorders. (2019-10-01)
New tool in fight against malaria
Modifying a class of molecules originally developed to treat the skin disease psoriasis could lead to a new malaria drug that is effective against malaria parasites resistant to currently available drugs. (2019-09-18)
Anemia may contribute to the spread of dengue fever
Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report in the 16 September issue of Nature Microbiology. (2019-09-16)
Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge
The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. (2019-09-11)
The Lancet: Malaria can and should be eradicated within a generation, declare global health experts
Authored by 41 of the world's leading malariologists, biomedical scientists, economists, and health policy experts, this seminal report synthesizes existing evidence with new epidemiological and financial analyses to demonstrate that -- with the right tools, strategies, and sufficient funding - eradication of the disease is possible within a generation. (2019-09-08)
Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum across Sub-Saharan Africa
Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research joined a network of scientists to publish a study in Science to identify a regional character to Plasmodium falciparum across Africa. (2019-09-05)
By comparing needles to mosquitoes, new model offers insights into Hepatitis C solutions
Removing used needles does not reduce the spread of Hepatitis C virus -- instead, changing the ratio of infected to uninfected needles is critical, study finds. (2019-09-04)
Genome mining reveals novel production pathway for promising malaria treatment
Researchers at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois are exploring the relationship between microbial natural products and the gene clusters that enable their production. (2019-09-04)
Researchers identify biomarker to predict if someone infected with malaria will get sick
Increased p53, the well-known tumor-suppressor protein, can predict whether malaria-infected children will develop fever or other symptoms, suggests a study publishing Sept. (2019-09-03)
Malaria infection is associated with increased risk of heart failure
Malaria infection is linked with a 30% raised risk of heart failure, according to a small study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Immortalized blood cell lines enable new studies of malaria invasion
Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses red blood cells grown in the laboratory to study how malaria parasites invade red blood cells. (2019-08-29)
'Malaria cell atlas' reveals gene clusters, possible drug targets
After performing single-cell RNA sequencing on thousands of malaria parasites -- the genomes of which have historically encoded many uncharacterized genes -- researchers report the first high-resolution atlas of malaria parasite gene expression across the entirety of these organisms' complex lifecycles. (2019-08-22)
Malaria control success in Africa at risk from spread of multi-drug resistance
In the first continent-wide genomic study of malaria parasites in Africa, scientists have uncovered the genetic features of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that inhabit different regions of the continent, including the genetic factors that confer resistance to anti-malarial drugs. (2019-08-22)
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