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Malaria in the Middle East -- New study reveals worrying trend
Malaria is not usually thought of as a major disease in the Middle East, but a study from Yemen in this week's BMJ reveals worryingly high levels of severe malaria in children. (2006-10-19)
Travel websites should inform people about malaria, say doctors
Travel websites, especially those that offer (2011-01-18)
Malaria fatalities in Canada
Dr. Kevin Kain and colleagues report 7 cases in which Canadian travellers or visitors to Canada died of malaria. (2001-03-05)
Exposure to malaria before birth may boost childhood immunity
Pamela Odorizzi and colleagues have discovered that human fetal immune cells can proliferate in response to malaria infection in pregnant women, a finding that helps to demystify fetal immunity and potentially has implications for malaria control programs. (2018-10-17)
4th International Malaria Research Conference
The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute is hosting its Fourth International Research Conference at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., March 17-18. (2008-03-03)
The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good
The Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM)--an international alliance of over 90 organisations--has not only failed to control malaria, but its ineffectiveness has meant that malaria rates have increased since its inception, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet ahead of Africa Malaria Day on April 25, 2005. (2005-04-21)
New study finds 125 million pregnancies globally at risk from malaria every year
A new study by the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium has estimated that more than 125 million pregnancies around the world are at risk from malaria every year. (2010-01-25)
New book on malaria from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, explores recent developments in our understanding of malaria biology and their potential to influence malaria elimination/eradication strategies. (2017-02-21)
Malaria parasites camouflage themselves from the immune defenses of expectant mothers
Collaborative research between LSTM and the University of Copenhagen, published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have answered a long standing mystery, why and how malaria parasites go unnoticed by the immune defenses of pregnant mothers. (2011-08-19)
Intermittent prophylaxis prevents malaria in infants
Giving infants preventive treatment for malaria can reduce malaria and anaemia even in seasonal, high transmission areas such as Ghana, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2005-09-29)
Human antibodies undermine parasite sex
Some people develop an immune response following a malaria infection that stops them from infecting other mosquitos. (2018-02-08)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists
The research group led by Miguel Soares IGC was specifically selected by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help finding a vaccine against malaria. (2016-07-26)
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)
UMSOM researchers find that silent carriers of malaria are unlikely to develop the disease
In regions where malaria illness is widespread, it is common to find many individuals who are infected with malaria parasites (Plasmodium falciparum), but without symptoms. (2018-06-07)
Trial shows malaria vaccine could protect young children from disease for 18 months
The RTS, S/AS02A vaccine could protect young African children against a range of clinical disease caused by the malaria parasite for at least 18 months, concludes a randomised trial published online today (Tuesday November 15, 2005) by The Lancet. (2005-11-15)
Tamed malaria parasite vaccine passes early trial
Results from a first-in-human phase 1 study reveal a weakened form of the malaria parasite safely activated strong immune responses in 10 healthy volunteers, whose antibodies completely protected mice from malaria infection. (2017-01-04)
Promising candidates for malaria vaccine revealed
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a group of proteins that could form the basis of an effective vaccine against malaria. (2010-01-18)
Malaria family tree has bird roots
Extensive testing of malarial DNA found in birds, bats and other small mammals from five East African countries revealed that malaria has its roots in bird hosts. (2016-03-24)
Making a friendlier mosquito
Genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot transmit malaria are one hope for battling the disease that still kills over one million people a year. (2004-04-20)
Scientists engineer mosquito immune system to fight Malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have demonstrated that the Anopheles mosquito's innate immune system could be genetically engineered to block the transmission of malaria-causing parasites to humans. (2011-12-22)
New hybrid drug plugs the hole in malaria drug resistance
The World Health Organization recommends treating malaria with artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), consisting of artemisinin and another drug. (2016-04-11)
Safer method for large-scale malaria screening developed
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute have developed a new test for detecting the malaria parasite in human urine and saliva. (2006-11-20)
Progress Against Malaria: Developments on the Horizon
The Malaria Research Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the New York Academy of Sciences present 'Progress Against Malaria: Developments on the Horizon,' a half-day symposium to highlight the latest research developments in the fight to combat malaria. (2007-10-01)
The travel industry should inform travelers about malaria, say doctors
Tour operators and airlines are wasting an ideal opportunity to warn travelers about the risk of contracting malaria in specific countries, say infectious disease experts on BMJ.com today. (2008-07-31)
Link between maternal malaria, pregnancy history, and infant risk
Children of mothers with placental malaria were more likely to exhibit parasitemia within their first year. (2005-11-07)
Tulane researchers call for eliminating malaria in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
In an editorial in the May 2010 issue of the journal the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Tulane University malaria researchers urge action to eliminate malaria from Hispaniola, the last island in the Caribbean where the disease occurs regularly. (2010-04-28)
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)
Holograms offer hope in fight against malaria, study suggests
Scientists have developed a 3D filming technique that could help inform research to stem the spread of malaria. (2013-11-05)
The first genes for susceptibility to cerebral malaria in Angolan children identified
Malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, remains one of the main causes of death worldwide. (2010-06-16)
Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains
A team at LSTM with their collaborators in Malawi and Denmark have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with the clinical syndrome cerebral malaria. (2019-01-11)
Combination of interventions can substantially reduce incidence of malaria in people with HIV
Taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and the antibiotic co-trimoxazole daily, and using insecticide-treated bed nets could reduce the incidence of malaria by 95 percent in HIV-infected adults, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-04-13)
Newer antimalarials more effective than quinine against severe malaria
Quinine should no longer be the drug of choice for treating severe malaria, according to an updated systematic review by Cochrane researchers. (2011-03-15)
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)
Cross-species malaria immunity induced by chemically attenuated parasites
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Michael Good and colleagues demonstrate that mice inoculated with a single species of attenuated parasite display immunity to multiple malaria species for over 100 days. (2013-07-01)
NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits associated with malaria risk in children
NIAID researchers have found that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. (2015-03-24)
Malaria on the increase in the UK
A huge rise in the numbers of UK residents travelling to malaria endemic areas, combined with a failure to use prevention measures, has significantly increased cases of imported falciparum malaria in the UK over the past 20 years, according to a study published online. (2008-07-03)
Killer immune cells that halt malaria could hold key to new vaccines
Scientists have revealed that immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells may play a key role in ridding the body of malaria-infected blood cells, a study in eLife reports. (2018-06-26)
Field Museum study reveals evolution of malaria
A Field Museum study published today in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals a new take on the evolution of different malaria species and contributes to the ongoing search for the origins of malaria in humans. (2016-03-23)
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University of Zurich with the help of a Roman who died 2,000 years ago. (2017-07-27)
OU professor developing vaccine to protect global communities from malaria
An OU professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease in areas where it is considered endemic. (2015-06-29)
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