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UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
..., has already made significant strides against the malaria
parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which infects 200...herapies, noting that Third World diseases such as malaria
have not been a prime focus of pharmaceutical companies. "If you have an infectious disease like mal...
Master of antimalarial resistance
parasite gene called pfcrt, already confirmed as t...t behind resistance to the drug chloroquine in the malaria
species Plasmodium falciparum, may be responsible for resistance to several other antimalarial drugs...
Proteins show promise for mosquito control
...ng mosquitoes. Growing up in China, she contracted malaria
when she was 13. A school teacher recognized her s...paper," Lan recalls. Interestingly, her father had malaria
when he was a teenager. "That's 50 percent of my family," she says. "Control is urgent," Lan says....
Essential smell gene may provide key to new insect repellents
...m finding human hosts, might eventually help fight malaria
and other infectious diseases. "This finding has a...Now there's hope that, in Africa, in regions where malaria
is endemic, bed nets could be impregnated with a repellent that works by blunting or eliminating the...
Improved nutrition could reduce malaria burden worldwide
A large percentage of child deaths related to malaria
are attributable to undernutrition and deficiencie...of Public Health. Their review of recent data from malaria
endemic regions showed that improving child nutrition could prevent more malaria-related illnesses a...
Antimalarial substances found in New Caledonian sponges
...erties of the phloeodictines as part of the French malaria
control research programme Pal +, have revealed antimalarial activity among phloeodictines extracted from the reef sponge Oceanapia fistulosa. The phloeodictines are a family of alkaloids, composed of three large groups distinguished according to dif...
Institute for OneWorld Health receives Gates Foundation grant
...orld. Globally, more than 300 million cases of malaria
occur annually and one million people, mostly chil...Sanaria Inc., a company that is developing a novel malaria
vaccine. In addition to funding research and development activities, over the next 12 months, OneWo...
Inadequate vaccines can help breed more vicious malaria strains
... the immune system to kill parasites but, unless a malaria
vaccine leads to the death of every single parasite, the ones that survive are likely to be the nastiest. The new research by Dr Margaret Mackinnon and Professor Andrew Read, of the University of Edinburgh's Institute of Cell, Animal & Population Bio...
Improved nutrition could prevent more than half of the world's child deaths annually
...and cause of death (including diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria
and measles) in each study. The study's authors c...of measles and 57 percent of deaths as a result of malaria
worldwide. While it is well known that child undernutrition contributes to diarrhea-related morbidit...
Climate change Qs & As
...ields or increased prevalence of asthma, diarrhea, malaria
or other illnesses--is part of the climate-change story that hasn't really been told. That is why it's important to make the science underlying climate change accessible to policymakers in parts of the world, like the United States, where much of the...
EMBL Director-General receives high German honour: the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse
...ke him one of the world's most renowned experts in malaria
research. Prof. Kafatos was instrumental in establ...idate the genetic basis of interaction between the malaria
parasite and its carrier mosquito. "It's a humbling experience to receive this award from the Germa...
Can we restore wetlands and leave the mosquitoes out?
...son's now-dry river beds had water more regularly, malaria
was present in the Tucson basin. Although malaria
is not present in the Tucson area now, Arizona's West Nile virus season has already begun. "Several ...
Are bacteria turning our own weapons against us?
...ype proteins being studied in the mosquito by EMBL malaria
researchers Stephanie Blandin and Elena Levashina....sites use to attack our cells," notes Blandin. The malaria
researchers wanted to learn more about the evolution of TEP, so they enlisted the help of the Gibson...
Male susceptibility to disease may play role in evolution of insect societies
...erent forms of a blood gene that can help ward off malaria
parasites. People with two different alleles for this gene are more resistant to malaria." Because they are haploid, Hymenopteran males can't have alternate forms of any genes, or in other words, individual males have no genetic variability. This,...
Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria
...em for studying the closely related mosquito-borne malaria
parasite Plasmodium. "The way these organisms move...ty of Vermont. The research will have relevance to malaria
and a variety of related pathogens including Cryptosporidium, which causes disease in the elderly an...
Biologists uncover genetic links to broad range of human disorders resulting from cilia dysfunctions
...ging from the unicellular parasite responsible for malaria
to humans. The UCSD biologists analyzed more than 150,000 genes using an ingenious computer-analysis strategy, devised by Avidor-Reiss, to search for genes uniquely involved in cilia formation and function. That enabled them to identify approximatel...
Plant-like enzyme acts as key life cycle switch in malaria parasite
An essential switch in the life cycle of the malaria
parasite has been uncovered by researchers in Engl...se 4 (CDPK4). The finding, based on studies of the malaria
parasite of rodents, Plasmodium berghei, is described as basic science, but the authors suggest it m...
Institute for OneWorld Health CEO advocates focus first on developing world markets
...Berkeley. Dr. Hale explained that diseases such as malaria
and diarrhea, which are endemic in the developing ...ly benefit everyone. As a step in that direction, malaria
medicines will be among the first drugs to be manufactured through an innovative process developed b...
Trial found no impact of Malarone(TM) on performance and alertness tasks
...n an aircraft (1). The risk of developing clinical malaria
for aircrew flying to highly endemic regions is estimated at 0.5 per 1000 persons per overnight stay (2). Considerable periods of incapacity and fatal cases in aircrew have been reported (3). The study is the first to assess side effects of an antima...
First target for childhood malaria vaccine
The discovery of a malaria
parasite protein that is associated with the sever...cations. People who have grown up in regions where malaria
is endemic usually develop protective antibodies to these parasite proteins, and symptoms in adults ...
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