Tag: "malaria" at biology news
Pandoras box of pathogens
...uito. Anopheles vestitipennis is a more efficient malaria
vector than another type of mosquito which does no...is development can be expected to lead to a higher malaria
risk for people living in proximity to the impacted marshes. Thomas Unnasch, of the University of ...
Satellites will join search for source of Ebola virus
...ed to provide them with medical help." Combating malaria
which affects 300 million people worldwide and ki...t. High humidity and rainfall levels often presage malaria
outbreaks due to increased mosquito numbers. "Reliable continent-wide information on surface temper...
Changing global nitrogen cycle impacting human health, says Colorado University-led study
... vector-borne diseases, including West Nile virus, malaria
and cholera," the researchers wrote. A paper on the subject appeared in the June 2 issue of Frontiers in Ecology. The project was funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Co-authors on the paper are from Cornell, Harvard and Princeton universities,...
UCLA study finds clues to diabetes puzzle
...famines. "Much like the gene that protects against malaria
but also predisposes so many people of African ancestry to sickle-cell anemia, the 'thrifty gene' is a double-edged sword that becomes a liability only after living standards improve," Diamond said. "Until a stable food source is secured, the gene he...
Yeast, wormwood & bacterial genes combine in microbial factory to make antimalarial drug
...ecause of its effectiveness against strains of the malaria
parasite now resistant to front-line drugs. It is ... qinghaosu. Though highly effective at killing the malaria
parasite, currently it is expensive to manufacture because of the costs of chemical extraction from ...
Fear of 'foreigners' may slow scientific progress
... when she left theUnited States to conduct a brief malaria
workshopin Dakar, Senegal, and then found herself strandedin a bureaucratic no-man's land: Her internationalstudent visa had expired while she was away, andher bid to renew it quickly became mired in amassive, ever-growing backlog of cases underrevie...
Researchers gather at Smith College for science 'boot camps'
... recent advances in the treatment of AIDS, cancer, malaria
and other intractable diseases. Molecular biology also holds great potential for eradicating plant diseases and developing drought-resistant crops. Because of the field's rapidly expanding usefulness in uncovering an array of scientific and medical s...
UCR to cosponsor workshop to discuss latest genetic research on invertebrates
...of mosquito-borne diseases and the interruption of malaria
transmission by genetic manipulation of anopheline mosquitoes. Research on the housefly, the Mediterranean fruitfly, ladybird beetles, and silkworms will also be discussed. The workshop is being organized by Alfred Handler from the USDA -- Agricultu...
Scientists discover 'drive shaft' in mechanism that propels parasite into cells
...ites cause infection. These include parasites like malaria
that enter host cells using an analogous mechanism. "We were surprised to discover that aldolase served this function in Toxoplasma," says Sibley. "It shows that aldolase and perhaps other proteins can hold dual roles in the cell. We should keep tha...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ties have developed a novel method for controlling malaria
transmission. In the April 2003 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity, they present research suggesting the possibility of a vaccine that makes the recipient toxic to mosquitoes. In the study, researchers inoculated mice with DNA taken from t...
Worm brings death to coral
...by targeting the worm vector, just as they control malaria
by targeting mosquitoes. Corals depend on algae inside their bodies to provide carbohydrates and oxygen through photosynthesis. This partnership allows corals to thrive in infertile areas of ocean, and explains why reef communities are so rich. But w...
First population study of GM mosquitoes highlights difficulties facing malaria control technique
...lion people every year, novel strategies to tackle malaria
are keenly sought. One strategy is to release a st...mosquito Anopheles stephensi, the major carrier of malaria
in India. In control population studies containing GM mosquitoes only, the fluorescent marker was m...
Midwest wetlands almost gone but may still have most species
...areas of today's Corn Belt used to get so wet that malaria
was common. While the remaining wetlands are small and scattered, there's still hope -- new research shows that most of the original species may still survive. "We often look to other regions of the world as biodiversity hotspots but it is worth not...
Science's top ten: Discovery of genes' 'control switches' named top advance of 2002
...e sustainable. The simultaneous publication of the malaria
parasite, Plasmodium falciparum , and the mosquito that carries it, Anopheles gambiae , provided information that may make it possible to develop malaria-fighting tools, such as new mosquito repellants, insecticides, and mosquito vaccines. Infant...
Malaria rise in Africa parallels warming trends
...ons conclude that the increase in the incidence of malaria
in East Africa parallels warming trends over the l...ults of a study, "Climate change and resurgence of malaria
in the East African highlands," which was previously published in the journal Nature. The original s...
Researchers reach milestone in fight against lymphatic filariasis
...asis and other serious infectious diseases such as malaria
reach the highest levels seen anywhere in the world. "Performance of a study in this setting to determine whether inexpensive and safe medications could decrease transmission of filariasis and control its clinical outcomes represents an extraordina...
Researchers question authenticity of new malaria drug
...d on a herbal remedy. With one million deaths from malaria
each year, the quest for a successful malaria
treatment is urgent. Millenia Hope claims "Malarex could become one of the global leaders in the tre...
Genetic variant protects people against malaria
...small chemical that can kill parasites and prevent malaria
disease. Results of their study are published in t... The genetic variant explains why some people with malaria
have only mild symptoms and recover fully, while others develop severe disease that may progress to ...
Scientists identify motor that powers parasitic cell invasion
...asmodium falciparum, which cause Toxoplasmosis and malaria
respectively. Toxoplasma, mainly transmitted by co...ealth with the continual spread of AIDS, while the malaria
parasite kills more than 1 million children each year. "A detailed understanding of the mechanism of...
Pan-African Malaria Conference November 17-22 in Arusha, Tanzania
..., Tanzania. The MIM conference will bring together malaria
researchers from across Africa and around the world to consider malaria
research advances, how to more effectively employ or develop malaria-control strategies, and how to ...
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