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Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasites

Science Daily - Malaria - March 3, 2015 - 20:32
New assays can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels and might be helpful in the campaign to eradicate malaria, reports a new study. An international team led by Ingrid Felger, took advantage of genes that have multiple copies in the parasite genome to reveal parasites present at concentrations that are 10 times lower than the detection limit of current standard assays.
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Public Release: 3-Mar-2015 Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasites - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - March 3, 2015 - 19:04

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015 Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasites
EurekAlert (press release)
New assays can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels and might be helpful in the campaign to eradicate malaria, reports a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. An international team led by Ingrid Felger, from the Swiss ...

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A new twist in malaria drug resistance - HSPH News

Malaria News Feeds - March 3, 2015 - 14:50

HSPH News

A new twist in malaria drug resistance
HSPH News
March 3, 2015 — Drug resistance is a major public health challenge for malaria treatment and eradication. In new research, Dyann Wirth and colleagues have found new ways that the parasite that causes malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—is able to develop ...
Management of severe paediatric malaria in resource-limited settings7thSpace Interactive (press release)

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U.S. Support Cuts Uganda Malaria Toll - East African Business Week

Malaria News Feeds - March 2, 2015 - 14:55

U.S. Support Cuts Uganda Malaria Toll
East African Business Week
Kampala — In 2008, malaria was the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Uganda. Today the country enjoys better access to quality prevention and treatment services. Catherine Chime Mukwakwa, the Chief of Party Stop Malaria Project, was speaking ...

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US Government Launches President's Malaria Initiative Next Six-Year Strategy ... - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 2, 2015 - 13:49

US Government Launches President's Malaria Initiative Next Six-Year Strategy ...
AllAfrica.com
The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), launched its next six-year strategy to further reduce malaria deaths and ...

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US support cuts Uganda malaria toll - East African Business Week

Malaria News Feeds - March 1, 2015 - 13:52

East African Business Week

US support cuts Uganda malaria toll
East African Business Week
The Project is part of the US President's Malaria Initative (PMI) and was implemented by a consortium of partners including Malaria Consortium, Infectious Diseases Institute, and Communication for Development Foundation Uganda and led by the Johns ...

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Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread to India causing global health crisis - The Independent

Malaria News Feeds - March 1, 2015 - 13:49

The Independent

Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread to India causing global health crisis
The Independent
Professor Mike Turner, head of infection and immunobiology at the Wellcome Trust, said: “Drug-resistant malaria parasites in the 1960s originated in South-east Asia and from there spread through Myanmar to India, and then to the rest of the world where ...

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Haiti - Health : $29,9M to eliminate malaria by 2020 - Haitilibre.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 28, 2015 - 15:45

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Health : $29,9M to eliminate malaria by 2020
Haitilibre.com
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), has joined a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of ...
PAHO backs malaria elmination efforts in HaitiJamaica Observer
​CDC forms consortium to eradicate malaria from the CaribbeanAtlanta Business Chronicle
CDC Leads Consortium Aimed At Eliminating Malaria From Hispaniola By 2020Kaiser Family Foundation

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The Fight to Contain a Strain of Malaria That Threatens Millions of Lives - VICE News

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 20:13

Beacon Review

The Fight to Contain a Strain of Malaria That Threatens Millions of Lives
VICE News
A new drug-resistant strain of malaria in Myanmar has reached within 15 miles of the country's border with India. If it crosses over, researchers expect that it could soon threaten millions of lives around the world and undermine years of work and ...
Drug-resistant malaria spreads: ExamineBeacon Review

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Malaria Plays Hide-and-Seek with Immune System by Using Long Noncoding ... - Infection Control Today

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 16:33

Infection Control Today

Malaria Plays Hide-and-Seek with Immune System by Using Long Noncoding ...
Infection Control Today
Breaking the code of malaria parasite's immune evasion: Professor Ron Dzikowski and PhD student Inbar Amit-Avraham at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Up to 1 million people -- mainly pregnant ...
Scientists discover secrets behind malaria parasite's immune system evasionVaccine News Daily

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Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology - Infection Control Today

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 15:47

Infection Control Today

Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes' Sexual Biology
Infection Control Today
Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy. Through analysis of ...
Sexual conflict in mosquitoes may have worsened spread of malariaScience News
A mosquito's ability to transmit disease depends on its sexual behaviourThe Economist
Study linking malaria transmission, mosquitoes` sexual biology may yield new ...Zee News

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PAHO backs malaria elmination efforts in Haiti - Jamaica Observer

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 08:23

Jamaica Observer

PAHO backs malaria elmination efforts in Haiti
Jamaica Observer
WASHINGTON, USA (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of ...
​CDC forms consortium to eradicate malaria from the CaribbeanAtlanta Business Chronicle
CDC Leads Consortium Aimed At Eliminating Malaria From Hispaniola By 2020Kaiser Family Foundation
Consortium aims to eliminate malaria on Hispaniola by 2020 starting with $29.9 ...PressZoom (press release)

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'God-Sized Goal': Pastor Aims High in Fight Against Malaria - The Ledger

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 04:34

'God-Sized Goal': Pastor Aims High in Fight Against Malaria
The Ledger
It's part of Imagine No Malaria, a global initiative from the People of the Methodist Church to eradicate malaria in Africa. Florida's church leaders asked pastors to raise money and set a dollar amount goal for 2015. Statewide, church leaders said ...

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Drug Resistant Malaria Detected In Myanmar - Asian Scientist Magazine

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 03:47

Digital Journal

Drug Resistant Malaria Detected In Myanmar
Asian Scientist Magazine
27, 2015) - A study published in the Lancet highlights the worrying spread of drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar close to the border with India. The spread of malaria parasites that are resistant to the drug artemisinin—the frontline treatment against ...
Resistant malaria moves closer to India borderDigital Journal

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President's Malaria Initiative Strategy 2015–2020 - Reliefweb

Malaria News Feeds - February 27, 2015 - 01:37

President's Malaria Initiative Strategy 2015–2020
Reliefweb
The fight against malaria has yielded dramatic progress over the last 10–15 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the scale-up of malaria control interventions between 2001 and 2013 resulted in an estimated 4.3 million fewer malaria ...

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​CDC forms consortium to eradicate malaria from the Caribbean - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2015 - 21:23

Atlanta Business Chronicle

​CDC forms consortium to eradicate malaria from the Caribbean
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is heading up a consortium made up of global health nonprofits with a goal of eradicating malaria from Hispaniola, the last Caribbean island with endemic cases of the disease. The majority of ...
PAHO supports effort to eliminate malaria in HaitiJamaica Observer
CDC Leads Consortium Aimed At Eliminating Malaria From Hispaniola By 2020Kaiser Family Foundation

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Malaria transmission linked to mosquitoes' sexual biology

Science Daily - Malaria - February 26, 2015 - 20:46
Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers. "Our study is the first to reveal the evolutionary dynamics between the sexes that are likely responsible for shaping the ability of Anopheles mosquitoes to transmit malaria to humans," said the study's senior author.
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Malaria transmission linked to mosquitoes' sexual biology - HSPH News

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2015 - 19:29

HSPH News

Malaria transmission linked to mosquitoes' sexual biology
HSPH News
Boston, MA ─ Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy ...
A mosquito's ability to transmit disease depends on its sexual behaviourThe Economist
Sexual conflict in mosquitoes may have worsened spread of malariaScience News

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Sexual conflict in mosquitoes may have worsened spread of malaria - Science News

Malaria News Feeds - February 26, 2015 - 19:02

HSPH News

Sexual conflict in mosquitoes may have worsened spread of malaria
Science News
The relentless spread of malaria may be largely a side effect of a long, slow battle of the sexes among mosquitoes. Certain reproductive quirks of male and female Anopheles mosquitoes look as if they evolved in some back-and-forth scenario, researchers ...
Malaria transmission linked to mosquitoes' sexual biologyHSPH News
A mosquito's ability to transmit disease depends on its sexual behaviourThe Economist
Study linking malaria transmission, mosquitoes` sexual biology may yield new ...Zee News

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