Malaria

Researchers Detect Malaria Resistant To Key Drug In Africa

Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Researchers in Uganda...
Related topics: Medical Research, Uganda

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'cornerstone' Of Modern Malaria Therapy In Growing Jeopardy

(MedPage Today) -- Strains of Plasmodium falciparum carrying mutations that help the malaria-causing parasite to survive treatment with artemisinin compounds have been confirmed in a new region within Africa, adding to mounting concern about drug...
Related topics: Genetics, Parasites

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Common Antibiotic Reduces Low Birth Weight And Prematurity

A common antibiotic has been found to reduce low birth weight and premature births, if taken during pregnancy, in countries where malaria is endemic, according to a research review.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Desantis Just Hired A Surgeon General With A History Of Questioning Covid Vaccines And Mandates

The newly appointed surgeon general for Florida has a history of questioning COVID-19 mitigation measures and vaccines, and even touted the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for the virus, the Sun-Sentinel reports. "Florida...
Related topics: Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Preventing Malaria: A Glimmer Of Hope?

  Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites. There are 200-400 million new cases each year, with 400,000 annual deaths, plus great morbidity and economic burdens. It has been especially devastating for children in...

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Bird Malaria Spreading Via Global ‘hotspots’

Bird species across the globe are suffering and dying from a type of malaria and, while these strains are not infectious to humans, they're spreading quickly through global transmission hotspots.

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Innovative Use Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results And A Life-saving...

Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy...
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Studying Mosquito Immune Cells Could Improve Understanding Of Disease Transmission

A recent study led by an entomologist explores the different kinds of cells that make up mosquito immune systems. The research could shed light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria.
Related topics: Medical Research

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How The Malaria Parasite Defends Itself Against Fever

A newly described gene allows the malaria parasite to defend itself from adverse conditions, such as the high temperatures of fever that are the classic clinical symptom of human infection. A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health...
Related topics: Parasites, Genetics, Medical Research

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Antibody Prevents Malaria In New Trial

The small clinical trial is the first to show an antibody capable of preventing malaria in people. WebMD Health News
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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After Making The First Covid Vaccine, Biontech Is Taking On Malaria

mRNA vaccine technology could be the key to finally stopping a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, mostly children under the age of five living in Africa. While...
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Dry Season Parasite Behaviour Could Provide New Route For Malaria Treatment

Scientists believe they have cracked the question of how the malaria parasite keeps a low profile in infected people during the dry season in Africa in order to avoid immune attention and trigger outbreaks when the rains and mosquitoes return. The...
Related topics: Parasites

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Invasive Weed Could Fuel Malaria Transmission

An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa after scientists found new evidence that it creates a favorable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which transmit malaria.

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Biontech Aims To Develop The First Mrna Malaria Vaccine As Well As The Capacity To Produce It In...

Following the remarkable success recorded for the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, BioNTech has announced the launch of a project aimed at developing the first mRNA-based malaria vaccine with the clinical trial planned for the end of 2022. The German biotech...
Related topics: Vaccines, Clinical Trials

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Blocking How The Malaria Parasite Suppresses The Immune Response

The parasites that cause severe malaria are well-known for the sinister ways they infect humans, but new research may lead to drugs that could block one of their most reliable weapons: interference with the immune response.
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research

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Blocking How The Malaria Parasite Suppresses The Immune Response

The parasites that cause severe malaria are well-known for the sinister ways they infect humans, but new research may lead to drugs that could block one of their most reliable weapons: interference with the immune response.
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research

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The Big Number: 12 Out Of 200 Types Of Mosquitoes Spread Diseases In The U.s.

West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria are among the illnesses that some of these insects can carry. But there are ways to stem the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Early Clinical Trials Of New Malaria Vaccine Show Strong Protection Against Disease

A new type of malaria vaccine is showing promise in early studies.  The vaccine combines live malaria parasites and antimalarial drugs to produce immunity without causing disease. If larger-scale trials continue to show success, the vaccine could...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Vaccines, Parasites

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Malaria And Dengue Predicted To Affect Billions More People

An estimated 8.4 billion people could be at risk from malaria and dengue by the end of the century if emissions keep rising at current levels, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Experimental African Houses That Outsmart Malaria

A field test of custom-designed homes proves that when carbon dioxide can flow out, mosquitoes stay out too.
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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