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Keck Futures Initiative announces grant recipients
...C INTERACTIONS - $75,000 Mortality associated with malaria
has been a major selective force shaping variation...genomic tools to assess how genetic differences in malaria
parasites affect the ability of drugs to treat malaria
and the ability of vaccines to prevent the di...
Malaria parasite impairs key immune system cells
...une response. This might explain why patients with malaria
are susceptible to a wide range of other infection...ccines for many diseases are so ineffective during malaria
infection, and suggest that the use of preventive anti-malarial drugs before vaccination may improve...
Research milestone brings goal closer of cheap antimalarial drug for developing world
...nough for widespread use in Africa and Asia, where malaria
is endemic. To ensure affordability, UC Berkeley has issued a royalty-free license to both OneWorld Health and Amyris to develop the technology to treat malaria. Amyris will transform the Keasling lab's research into a robust fermentation process and...
Potential vaccine developed for deadly leishmaniasis disease
...euticals in Medford, Mass. is working on one such malaria
vaccine that is in late-stage preclinical trials. Other candidate vaccines against anthrax and tuberculosis are at an earlier stage of development. One major drawback with carbohydrate vaccines is the difficulty in getting them to produce a strong im...
UCI professors Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Anthony James elected to National Academy of Sciences
...ficant advances on genetic approaches to interrupt malaria
parasite and dengue virus transmission by mosquitoes. Recently, it was announced that James was part of a team of researchers from Colorado State University and UCI that successfully created a genetically engineered mosquito that shows a high level o...
Seasonal childhood anaemia in West Africa is associated with the haptoglobin 2-2 genotype
...n (Hp2-2) and anemia in children, in an area where malaria
is very common. Haptoglobin is a protein that picks up the free hemoglobin which is released after red cells are damaged by malaria. This increased occurrence of anemia in these children may be because the particular type of haptoglobin, Hp2-2, is le...
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute sign agreement...
...ent the insect-borne transmission of diseases like malaria
and dengue, will combine the strengths of vector-borne infectious disease initiatives at Virginia Tech with the public health expertise of FIOCRUZ. Over 1 million people die worldwide annually from malarial infections(1) and up to two-fifths of the w...
Five Spanish hospitals in international phase III trial with H5N1 influenza pandemic vaccine
...es an adjuvant, similar to that used by GSK in the malaria
vaccine that Hospital Clnic is testing in Mozambique, which enhances the immunogenic effects of the vaccine. The stimulation of the immune system caused by this adjuvant, has already proved successful as a part of a vaccine against conventional influ...
Knowledge of dendritic cells branches out
...ew cell to target specific infections such as HIV, malaria
and influenza;certain cancers; and even autoimmune diseases. Dendritic cells (or "DC" ) are specialised white blood cells that patrol the body, searching for infections. DC seize and then internally break apart any infectiousorganisms that they find....
Colombian frog believed extinct found alive
...uences, including an increase in illnesses such as malaria
due to the disappearance of amphibians that feed on mosquitoes carrying the disease. An extinction crisis among amphibians indicates drastic environmental changes caused by human impact such as deforestation and global warming....
Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait
...e surprised to learn that the pathogen that causes malaria
in humans and the microbe that caused the Irish po...gen will jump to humans, nor is it likely that the malaria
parasite will start infecting plants. However, he said it's feasible to think that one day researche...
ACS News Service weekly press package - May 30, 2006
...il: email@example.com ARTICLE #5 Magic touch malaria
nets Chemical & Engineering News A Japanese chemi...rin insecticide for up to seven years. A polyester malaria
net produced by the Swiss Vestergaard-Frandsen group lasts two to three years under field conditions...
Mosquito immune system examined
...es that were involved in limiting infection by the malaria
parasites were also important for the resistance t...ition of PloS Pathogens. "Mosquitoes that transmit malaria
can kill large portions of Plasmodium parasites, and some mosquito strains are totally resistant to ...
Fake malaria drug implicated in Burmese man's death
A 23-year old man in Burma with malaria
died because the medicine he received was fake, ac...en to 600 patients with straightforward falciparum malaria
in a study in East Burma, every single patient survived. Newton and colleagues conclude that the 23...
Receptor holds the key to mosquito immune response
...ns, including Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria
in humans. Potentially, a mosquito with an enhance...to learn more about AgDscam's association with the malaria
parasite. A mosquito with an enhanced capacity to recognize and kill Plasmodium would not transmit m...
Study points to genes responsible for malaria parasite's survival in attempts to eradicate it
...e millions of dollars have been spent to develop a malaria
vaccine, we still don't have a licensed product," ...keeping genes," notes Winzeler. "Most genes in the malaria
parasite are highly conserved, but these appear to be evolving rapidly." Why? According to the study...
NYU scientists begin second phase of project to better understand disease
... World Community Grid, will focus on key human and malaria
proteins, merging the biomedical and computation fields in carrying out the study. "Protein folding is a big problem, there are a large number of proteins and a lot of possible shapes/fold," explained NYU scientist Bonneau, a new faculty member at N...
DDT in mothers linked to developmental delays in children, UC Berkeley study finds
...ey's School of Public Health. "Given the impact of malaria
on child health, I'm not saying that we shouldn't ...hen applications were banned other than to control malaria
by targeting mosquitoes. In 2000, a complete ban went into effect. As a result, levels of DDT in mos...
Fundacin BBVA and IDIBAPS reassess the intermittent treatment efficiency against malaria
...lerated and reduces by 22.2% the cases of clinical malaria
in children under one year of age. The project i...ries. Impact of the intermittent treatment of malaria
in the mortality of Mozambican children During children's visits in health centres for the WHO's ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006
...n post-Katrina New Orleans Back to the future malaria
control spelled D-D-T Journalists' Helper of ...D FOR RELEASE AT 9 AM JULY 24 Back to the future malaria
control spelled D-D-T Chemical & Engineering News With the U. S. Agency for International Developm...
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