Tag: "malarial" at medical news
Some US soldiers returning from Afghanistan should be screened for malaria
...nflict have had a long historical partnership with malarial
outbreaks, according to background information in the article. Disruptions in health care infrastructure, maneuvering of numerous military personnel, and exposure of individuals with nominal or no immunity all bring about an increased risk for the di...
'Signal' identified that enables malarial parasites to target blood cells
...ve identified a key molecular "signal" that allows malarial
parasites to release virulence proteins inside hum...a Hiller, also found that the process by which the malarial
parasite remodels red blood cells is far more complex than scientists previously had realized. Hald...
Funding and distribution of inappropriate drugs add to rising global childhood malaria deaths
...ave created a crisis which is leading to increased malarial
deaths in children and will contribute to the fail... leading cause of the global increase in childhood malarial
deaths. Recent evidence suggests that a new, highly effective treatment known as artemisinin-class c...
Combination drug therapy offers hope for malaria treatment
...d artesunate, are of potential importance as other malarial
drugs have been associated with microbial resistance. A meta-analysis by the International Artemisinin Study Group of 16 randomised trials (12 from sub-Saharan Africa, three from Thailand, one from Peru) shows that artesunate was highly effective ...
Is a malaria vaccine possible?
The first "sighting" of malarial
mosquitoes in 20 years in the United States and two related cases of domestically acquired malaria (just outside of Washington, D.C.) highlight the need for better means of controlling this debilitating and persistent disease. The war against malari...
Promising vaccine may provide long-lasting protection against malaria
...in combination with other vaccines that target the malarial
parasite, Seeberger said. Malaria is a life-threa... mice were injected with blood containing a deadly malarial
parasite, all died. But when the synthetic toxin was injected into a group of healthy mice and they ...
Cause for massively enlarged spleens in tropical countries
...se of enlarged spleens was malaria (hyper-reactive malarial
splenomegaly, 91 patients [41%]), but unexpectedly, 48 patients (22%) had B-lymphoproliferative disorders. Distinguishing these disorders is difficult, particularly with limited resources; however, the authors found that malaria was more likely to be...
Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease
...rimarily in populations originating in the world's malarial
belt. About one in 500 African-Americans suffers from the disease. Illinois has approximately 5,000 sickle cell patients, 85 percent of whom reside in Cook County -- one of the country's highest concentrations of sickle cell patients....
Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis
...riclosan was even effective against strains of the malarial
parasite, Plasmodia falciparum, that had develope... FabIs from plants and bacteria and found that the malarial
enzyme is most similar to that from plants. The malarial
FabI has the same pattern of critical amin...