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Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. (2020-08-11)
Iron study combats anaemia with cutting-edge computer simulation
A new iron intervention study has determined which of the world's low-and-middle income countries would benefit from using iron-containing micronutrient powders to tackle childhood anaemia. (2020-08-04)
Malaria: Parasite resistance to artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa
Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but it had not previously been described in Africa. (2020-08-04)
NIH researchers discover new set of channels connecting malaria parasite and blood cells
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have discovered another set of pore-like holes, or channels, traversing the membrane-bound sac that encloses the deadliest malaria parasite as it infects red blood cells. (2020-07-30)
The mystery of the less deadly mosquito nets
Research published in Nature Communications shows that insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the mainstay in the global battle against malaria, are not providing the protection they once did - and scientists say that's a cause for serious concern in tropical and subtropical countries around the globe. (2020-07-28)
UCalgary researchers unlock new insights that could help with vaccine development
Researchers at the University of Calgary have unlocked new insights that may help with vaccine development for infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, and tuberculosis. (2020-07-27)
Malaria drug chloroquine does not inhibit SARS-CoV-2
Study shows that chloroquine does not block SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung cells. (2020-07-22)
The Lancet Global Health: Modelling study predicts surge in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
Some low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could see HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria deaths increase by as much as 10%, 20%, and 36% respectively over the next 5 years due to the disruption of health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its response, according new modelling research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. (2020-07-13)
Getting a grasp on India's malaria burden
A new approach could illuminate a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites. (2020-07-03)
Malaria's secret to surviving in the blood uncovered
New research from the Francis Crick Institute has found how the malaria parasite protects itself from toxic compounds in red blood cells. (2020-06-30)
Resident parasites influence appearance, evolution of barn swallows
Researchers think that local parasites are influencing why barn swallows in Europe, the Middle East and Colorado are choosing their mates differently. (2020-06-24)
First known case of a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance induced by chloroquine therapy for COVID-19 reported
A patient who met many of the published safety guidelines for chloroquine therapy against COVID-19 was observed to have a very abnormal ECG pattern after treatment began, leading to multiple episodes of torsade de pointes (TdP), a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the upper chambers. (2020-06-18)
New discovery paves way for next generation malaria vaccine
New findings pave the way for a novel, next generation genetically attenuated parasite (GAP) vaccine against the deadliest form of malaria in humans. (2020-06-16)
Potent tetrahydroquinolone can eliminate parasites that cause toxoplasmosis and malaria
Researchers discovered a lead compound that can significantly reduce or eliminate toxoplasmosis as well as malaria. (2020-06-10)
An ISGlobal team achieves massive sexual conversion of the malaria parasite in a dish
The technique will facilitate the design of new tools to block disease transmission. (2020-06-10)
Clocking in with malaria parasites
Discovery of a malaria parasite's internal clock could lead to new treatment strategies. (2020-06-09)
Volcanic glass spray shows promise in controlling mosquitoes
An indoor residual spray made by combining a type of volcanic glass with water showed effective control of mosquitoes that carry malaria, according to a new study. (2020-06-05)
Study links malaria risk in deforestation hotspots to demand for agricultural commodities
The international trade in timber, tobacco, cocoa, coffee and cotton accounts for a high proportion of malaria risk in exporter countries, according to a collaborative study by scientists in Brazil and Australia published in Nature Communications. (2020-06-04)
Extracellular vesicles play an important role in the pathology of malaria vivax
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play a role in the pathogenesis of malaria vivax, according to a study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Health Science Research Institute (IGTP). (2020-06-02)
Blood test as a potential new weapon in the fight to eliminate malaria
An international collaborative team from PROS Ehime University and CellFee Science, Japan; the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia; Pasteur Institute, France; and Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland developed a new diagnostic blood test which detects recent exposure to 'vivax' malaria. (2020-05-29)
Malaria vaccines based on engineered parasites show safety, signs of efficacy
Two vaccines for malaria based on genetically engineered malaria parasites have been found to be safe in humans and show preliminary signs of protection, according to a pair of new phase 1/2a clinical trials. (2020-05-20)
First clinical trial with genetically modified malaria vaccine completed
In an innovative study, Radboudumc and LUMC jointly tested a candidate vaccine based on a genetically weakened malaria parasite. (2020-05-20)
The malaria parasite P. vivax can remain in the spleen upon expression of certain proteins
The malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax can adhere to human spleen cells through the expression of so-called variant proteins. (2020-05-18)
Malaria parasite ticks to its own internal clock
Researchers have long known that all of the millions of malaria parasites within an infected person's body move through their cell cycle at the same time. (2020-05-14)
Discovery of malaria parasite's clock could pave way to new treatments
The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, explaining the disease's rhythmic fevers and opening new pathways for therapeutics. (2020-05-14)
Malaria runs like clockwork; so does the parasite that causes the disease
A new study uncovers evidence that an intrinsic oscillator drives the blood stage cycle of the malaria parasite, P. falciparum, suggesting parasites have evolved mechanisms to precisely maintain periodicity. (2020-05-14)
New evidence suggests malaria cycles are innate to the organism
Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research joined partners to publish a study providing clear evidence that malaria's characteristic cycle of fever and chills is a result of the parasite's own influence -- not factors from the host. (2020-05-14)
Ticking time bomb: Malaria parasite has its own inherent clock
The activity of the parasite that causes malaria is driven by the parasite's own inherent clock, new research led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. (2020-05-14)
Scientists generate millions of mature human cells in a mouse embryo
A team led by University at Buffalo scientists has developed a method that dramatically ramps up production of mature human cells in mouse embryos. (2020-05-13)
Molecular signatures can predict the efficacy of malaria vaccines
Molecular signatures before and after immunization can predict vaccine-induced protection, according to a study by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa.' The study analysed the gene expression in peripheral blood cells from individuals immunized with the first malaria vaccine (Mosquirix or RTS,S) and another experimental malaria vaccine. (2020-05-13)
Lidar technology demonstrates how light levels determine mosquito 'rush hour'
The first study to remotely track wild mosquito populations using laser radar (lidar) technology found that mosquitoes in a southeastern Tanzanian village are most active during morning and evening 'rush hour' periods, suggesting these may be the most effective times to target the insects with sprays designed to prevent the spread of malaria. (2020-05-13)
Malaria vaccine trial samples reveal immune benchmarks for achieving protection
By studying samples from two independent clinical trials of malaria vaccines, Gemma Moncunill and colleagues have linked signatures in the immune system to better vaccine protection from the disease in children and adults. (2020-05-13)
Malaria mosquitoes eliminated in lab by creating all-male populations
A modification that creates more male offspring was able to eliminate populations of malaria mosquitoes in lab experiments. (2020-05-12)
Malaria vaccine: Could this 'ingredient' be the secret to success?
Melbourne researchers have identified a microscopic 'ingredient' that can be added to a malaria vaccine for efficient protection against the deadly pathogen. (2020-05-12)
Blood test a potential new tool for controlling infections
A new technique could provide vital information about a community's immunity to infectious diseases including malaria and COVID-19. (2020-05-11)
New computational method unravels single-cell data from multiple people
A new computational method for assigning the donor in single cell RNA sequencing experiments provides an accurate way to unravel data from a mixture of people. (2020-05-06)
Malaria risk is highest in early evening, study finds
Wide-scale use of insecticide-treated bed nets has led to substantial declines in global incidences of malaria in recent years. (2020-05-04)
UBC discovery opens new avenues for designing drugs to combat drug-resistant malaria
For the first time, UBC researchers have shown a key difference in the three-dimensional structures of a key metabolic enzyme in the parasite that causes malaria compared to its human counterpart. (2020-04-30)
A step closer to eradicating malaria
Strategies that treat households in the broad vicinity of a recent malaria case with anti-malarial drugs, insecticides, or both could significantly reduce malaria in low-transmission settings. (2020-04-29)
New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women
The research, published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is the fruit of joint project between investigators from around the world to conduct the largest individual patient data meta-analysis to date under the WWARN umbrella. (2020-04-29)
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