Malaria

This Origami-like Strip Of Paper Helped Diagnose Malaria In Uganda

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda. Though paper sensors are nothing new — the most famous examples include some home pregnancy tests — the results...
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Mosquitoes That Carry Malaria May Have Been Doing So 100 Million Years Ago

The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From Hiv, Malaria: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery -- more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide occur...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research, Tuberculosis

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Malaria Tx Plus Azithromycin Fails To Cut Deaths, Hospital Time (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- African kids taking azithromycin had less frequent rates of GI infections and more

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Male Birth Control For The Malaria Parasite

Disrupting two genes involved in the preservation of RNA molecules inhibits the ability of the male form of the malaria parasite to mature and be transmitted from human blood into mosquitoes, interrupting a key stage in the parasite's life-cycle and...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Parasites, Genetics

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We Need To Stop Drug-resistant Malaria At Its Source, Right Now

Immediate, targeted interventions in Southeast Asia could prevent a pandemic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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An Organic Cosmetics Range Is The Latest Homegrown Innovation Trying To Eradicate Malaria

Eradicating malaria once and for all won’t be as simple as applying hand cream, but it’s a start. A small organic cosmetics company in Burundi has found a way to integrate a viable prevention into people’s daily routines. About a decade ago,...

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New Findings About Anti-malaria Drug

Researchers have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs for diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and epilepsy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy

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Urbanization Changes Shape Of Mosquitoes' Wings

Research shows that rapid urbanization in São Paulo City, Brazil, is influencing wing morphology in the mosquitoes that transmit dengue and malaria.
Related topics: Medical Research

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To Halt Malaria Transmission, More Research Focused On Human Behavior Needed

Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is highest.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Tafenoquine Can't Prove Non-inferiority To Prevent Malaria Relapse

(MedPage Today) -- Disappointment in head-to-head comparison with primaquine

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Mosquito Known To Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected In Ethiopia For The First Time

A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions.
Related topics: Medical Research

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'post-normal' Science Requires Unorthodox Communication Strategies, Study Says

Proposals to fight malaria by "driving" genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology that presents a challenge to science journalists, according to a new report aimed at stimulating a fruitful, realistic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Parasites From Patients With Cerebral Malaria Stick Preferentially In Their Brains

Scientists 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.
Related topics: Parasites

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Malaria Vaccine Passes Test In Humans

A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study has taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans.
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Fighting Human Disease With Birth Control ... For Mosquitoes

Depending on where you live, the buzz of a nearby mosquito can be a nuisance, or it can be deadly. Worldwide, more than 500 million people suffer from diseases transmitted by the blood-feeding insects, including malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika, and West...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Pyronaridine-artesunate For Treating Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

Researchers have looked at the efficacy of using a novel artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), pyronaridine-artesunate, to treat malaria in areas where resistance to other ACTs is becoming a problem. The analysis finds it at least as...
Related topics: Medical Research

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For First Time, Researchers Can Measure Insecticide On Surface Of Mosquito Nets

Insecticide-infused mosquito netting is in widespread use around the world to limit the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Related topics: Medical Research, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Day After Christmas Assorted Links

1. Lu Zhang on indexing and factor analysis. 2. Why has progress against malaria stalled? (NYT)  I would suggest it is the dysfunctional governance at the remaining margins. 3. The fight to save the Mexican tortilla (NYT). 4. FDA obstacles to the...
Related topics: Christmas, Food And Drug Administration

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The Untold 100-year Old Story Of Nigeria’s First Homegrown Modern Drug

If you ever stopped at a street-side pharmacy, almost anywhere in Nigeria, and looked down the shelves you’ll find, probably between the nondescript packets of tablets for the common cold and malaria fever, the distinctive white and red...

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