Tag: "malaria" at biology news
Safer method for large-scale malaria screening developed
...titute have developed a new test for detecting the malaria
parasite in human urine and saliva. Although not a...pling in epidemiological studies where large-scale malaria
screening is required. Drawing blood increases the risk of spreading HIV and other diseases, particu...
20 Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives
... region's refugee camps. The currently recommended malaria
therapies (based on drug combinations including an...n is amongst the top ten most-cited researchers in malaria
research and has been a key player in the fight against drug-resistant strains of the parasite. Ope...
Dragonfly's metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
... that includes protozoa, which cause diseases like malaria
and cryptosporidiosis. The dragonfly species that Marden and Schilder studied is Libellula pulchella. The microbes disrupting the dragonfly metabolism may hold clues for scientists looking for the root causes of metabolic diseases in humans, accord...
Global malaria map key weapon in fight against malaria, scientists say
...ty years, researchers are creating a global map of malaria
risk. The Malaria Atlas Project, or MAP, will help... determine the presence of mosquitoes carrying the malaria
parasites and the likelihood they will infect humans. Statistical approaches will enable comparisons...
New highways carry pathogens and social change in Ecuador
...truction, including HIV transmission in Uganda and malaria
in Peru, but the effects of roads on diarrheal diseases, which are a leading cause of mortality among infants and children under age 5, are relatively unknown....
Bioprospecting not biopiracy
... natural substances that may control cancer, AIDS, malaria
and other tropical diseases here, at the University of Panama," explains Luis Cubilla-Rios, one of the chemists on the project. Over 70 Panamanian students participated during the first seven years of the project, and 22 continue to seek graduate de...
Genetic map offers new tool for malaria research
...p that charts the genetic variability of the human malaria
parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Published in the D...first looks at genetic variation across the entire malaria
parasite genome a critical step toward a comprehensive genetic tool for the malaria
Identification of carbon dioxide receptors in insects may help fight infectious disease
... and in the adult fly. "I went on to look at the malaria
mosquito and found two homologues of the fly genes, GPRGR22 and GPRGR24. They are also co-expressed in the mosquitos maxillary palp, the appendage mosquitoes use to sense carbon dioxide," says Jones. Using genetic manipulation, Jones was able to sh...
One gene 90 percent responsible for making common parasite dangerous
...T. gondii virulence suggests that similar genes in malaria
parasites may be worthy of further study. Sibley and his colleagues are currently working to identify ROP18's targets in the host cell. They are also looking for other genes that act together with ROP18 to contribute to T. gondii virulence. "In a...
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative announces partnership to develop novel malaria vaccine
...6) In a move that promises to expand the types of malaria
vaccine candidates in clinical development, the PA...and company, to accelerate development of a unique malaria
vaccine candidate. Supported by a $29.3 million grant to PATH from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundat...
Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii
...or studying toxoplasmosis or related diseases like malaria
and Eimeria, which causes coccidiosis, White added. Eimeria parasites kill chickens and other commercially-raised animals like cattle. A press release from Washington University said researchers in the future will try to develop more effective trea...
Mayo researcher discovers target site for developing mosquito pesticides
... Chemistry Letters. Background on pesticides and malaria
DDT has been banned in most parts of the world f...0 countries currently use the pesticide to control malaria
and others are considering its use. DDT use remains controversial, as some studies have linked its u...
New compound isolated from Madagascan plant shows activity against malaria
...tazopsine, from a plant traditionally used against malaria
in Madagascar and showed it to be active against t...stage, but inactive against the blood forms of the malaria
parasite. This unique specificity in an antimalarial drug makes the development of drug resistance m...
World's largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms
...alist and physician. Shortly before Arnold died of malaria
on that same expedition, he described rafflesia as "the greatest prodigy of the vegetable world," adding, "To tell you the truth, had I been alone, and had there been no witnesses, I should think I would have been fearful of mentioning the dimensions...
Researchers discover surprising drug that blocks malaria
...western University researchers have discovered how malaria
parasites persuade red blood cells to engulf them -- and how to block the invading parasites. The malaria
marauders hack into the red cell's signaling system and steal the molecular equivalent of its passwo...
Potential for malaria transmission higher than previously thought
Each year, malaria
results in more than a million deaths. Controlling...ides 121 estimates of R0 for Plasmodium falciparum malaria
in African populations. In addition to the higher estimates of R0, they also show that in small huma...
G6PD deficiency is associated with significant protection against severe, life-threatening malaria
...ore than 3000 children studied in rural Mali where malaria
is very frequent, G6PD deficiency in male and fema...alaria, the most frequent form of life-threatening malaria
in these studies. These results reignite the debate about the relationship between G6PD deficiency...
Malaria: The right vaccine in the right place?
...s (University of Maryland School of Medicine) on a malaria
vaccine used at a testing site in Mali calls into ...particular site. The development of an effective malaria
vaccine is not easy, in part because there are different strains of the Plasmodium parasite that cau...
Zinc supplementation found to reduce mortality in older children
...ation would benefit children living in areas where malaria
is prevalent. Pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria
account for 45 percent of the 10 million child deaths worldwide each year. This large trial demon...
Researchers identify key protein in immune response to malaria and TB
...essor O'Neill. "When the body is infected with the malaria
parasite or other germs, a set of sensors called '... disease, with a four times greater risk of severe malaria
in some populations. Malaria and TB account for over five million deaths per year in the developing ...
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