Malaria

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.
Related topics: Psoriasis, Parasites

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A Stakeholder Approach To Fighting Malaria In Equitorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea struggled with malaria for years. The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project, a public-private partnership with a stakeholder perspective, has tackled the problem, leading to medical innovation, improved health of inhabitants and...
Related topics: Equatorial Guinea

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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. Current medications for that scourge -- malaria -- are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads....
Related topics: Antarctic

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Malaria Could Be Wiped Out In Generation, Experts Say

Malaria could be wiped out in a generation, if $2 billion more every year would be invested in tackling the disease, according to a major new report launched Wednesday. However, there is a debate over whether the global community should make...
Related topics: Debate

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No Longer ‘distant Dream’, Malaria ‘can, Should Be’ Eradicated By 2050

While public health experts have pinned hopes of eradicating malaria on the discovery of a vaccine, concentrated efforts could eliminate the disease by 2050, according to a report published Sunday in the journal Lancet by the world’s leading...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines, The Lancet

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The Lancet: Malaria Can And Should Be Eradicated Within A Generation, Declare Global Health Experts

A future free of malaria, one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases, can be achieved as early as 2050, according to a new report published today by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication.
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It’s ‘ambitious’ — but Possible — To Eradicate Malaria By 2050, According To A Landmark...

It may be possible to eradicate malaria—one of history’s deadliest diseases—from the planet by 2050, according to a coalition of 41 leading scientists, economists and health-policy experts writing in the Lancet. “Malaria is...
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Diversity Of Plasmodium Falciparum Across Sub-saharan Africa

Scientists have identified the regional character to Plasmodium falciparum across Africa. Malaria, infecting 219 million individuals in 2017, remains a threat to public health and regional stability. Human movement and the introduction of...

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Genome Mining Reveals Novel Production Pathway For Promising Malaria Treatment

Microbes are well-known among biologists as master engineers of useful small molecules, and there are many tricks of their trade. When researchers at the University of Illinois took a closer look at how a known microbe makes a known so-called...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Biomarker Predicts 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 new study. The authors say the findings could lead to new strategies for dampening the harmful...
Related topics: Cancer, Proteins, Medical Research

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Study Provides Insight Into Spatial Repellents As Method To Reduce Infection Of Vector-borne...

According to researchers at the University of Notre Dame, data from a clinical trial in Indonesia designed to evaluate the impact of a spatial repellent on reducing malaria infections showed promising results.
Related topics: Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible: WHO The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible but when that might be achieved...

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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...
Related topics: Genetics, Genomics, Medical Research, Parasites

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Malaria Treatments Are Not Working Well

Experts worry that deaths and illness will rise in the U.S. and worldwide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Study: Malaria-free World Remains Distant Dream

A three-year study by 13 leading malaria and public health experts finds malaria eradication is feasible, but it will take new tools, political commitment, and lots of money to achieve.  The concept of malaria eradication is not new.  It has been...
Related topics: Medical Research

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It's Time To Get Serious About Tick-borne Diseases

The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Crisis For Severe Malaria Treatment In United States

The last stocks of the only FDA-approved injectable drug for severe malaria expired in April, compassionate access to the only alternative is at least 8 hours away, and hospitals need emergency plans. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Monkey Malaria Breakthrough Offers Possible Cure For Relapsing Malaria

A breakthrough in monkey malaria research could help scientists diagnose and treat a relapsing form of human malaria.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Burundian Youtube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday.Darcy Irakoze - known as Kacaman - who was popular for his...

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Malaria Has Affected Over 5 Million People In Burundi So Far This Year

Is it an epidemic — yet?A mother and child recover from malaria in a hospital in Burundi. The Burundi government provides free health care for pregnant women and children under five, Burundi, March 12, 2009. Photo used with permission from UNDP...
Related topics: Health Photos, Flickr

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