Malaria

How Malaria Detects And Shields Itself From Approaching Immune Cells

Malaria parasites can sense a molecule produced by approaching immune cells and then use it to protect themselves from destruction, according to new findings.
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To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak, Doctors Deploy Drugs Targeting Hiv, Malaria And Ebola

Despite flimsy evidence, trying these drugs in humans is the only way to know if they will work against COVID-19 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Ebola

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How The Malaria Parasite Grows And Multiplies

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding how the parasite that causes malaria is able to multiply at such an alarming rate, which could be a vital clue in discovering how it has evolved, and how it can be stopped. For the first...
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Portable Lab You Plug Into Your Phone Can Diagnose Illnesses Like Coronavirus

Engineers have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app. The lab the size of a credit card can diagnose infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, HIV or Lyme...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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How To Prevent Heart Disease With Diet

Could heart disease be as infrequent as malaria in the future? In this video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with doctors, researchers, and individuals about how eating a plant-based diet can make you 'heart attack proof' and help prevent heart disease.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Health Videos, Medical Research

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Scientists Discover How Malaria Parasites Import Sugar

Researchers have established how sugar is taken up by the malaria parasite, a discovery with the potential to improve the development of antimalarial drugs.
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Scientists Discover How Malaria Parasites Import Sugar

The consumption of sugar is a fundamental source of fuel in most living organisms. In the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the uptake of glucose is essential to its life cycle. Like in other cells, sugar is transported into the parasite by a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Parasites

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Tp53 Gene Variant In People Of African Descent Linked To Iron Overload, May Improve Malaria Response

A rare, African-specific variant of the TP53 gene called P47S causes iron accumulation in macrophages and other cell types and is associated with poorer response to bacterial infections, along with markers of iron overload in African Americans....
Related topics: Genetics, African-American, Bacteria

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Engineered Capillaries Model Traffic In Tiny Blood Vessels

3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking the blood vessel. The...

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Chemist Proposes New Method For Synthesizing Precursors For Parkinson's Drugs

A chemist from RUDN University has proposed a new method for the synthesis of secondary propargylamine used to create antidepressants, drugs for Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as malaria. It differs from the known...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research, Depression, Antidepressants

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Molecular Understanding Of Drug Interactions Suggests Pathway To Better Malaria Treatments

Researchers have for the first time demonstrated what happens at the molecular level when two compounds known to inhibit crystal growth were combined, yielding new insights into malaria treatments and, more broadly, improving the process of drug...
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Worldwide Pollution-related Deaths Topped 8 Million In 2017

Pollution kills three times more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to new estimates. It's one of the leading causes of death. But it's a neglected issue in most of the world, despite the enormous toll. VOA's Steve...
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New Study Reveals The Origin Of Complex Malaria Infections

- New technology employing single cell genome sequencing of the parasite that causes malaria has yielded some surprising results and helps pave the way for possible new intervention strategies for this deadly infectious disease, according to Texas...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Parasites

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Researchers Map Malaria Parasites Proliferating In Human Blood Cells

Malaria parasites transform healthy red blood cells into rigid versions of themselves that clump together, hindering the transportation of oxygen. The infectious disease affects more than 200 million people across the world and causes nearly half a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Parasites

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Mosquitoes Can Sense Toxins Through Their Legs

Researchers have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide.
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Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria

It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.(Image credit: hmproudlove/Getty Images)
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New Marker For Insecticide Resistance In Malaria-carrying Mosquitoes

Researchers have genetically modified malaria carrying mosquitoes in order to demonstrate the role of particular genes in conferring insecticide resistance.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Malaria: Focus On Pregnant Women And Children, Stresses Un Health Agency Report

While more pregnant women and children are being protected against malaria than before, more fast-tracking and greater funding are needed to reinvigorate the global response, according to a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday. 

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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. A collaboration between researchers at the University of Warwick and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found adding a barrier...
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