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Malaria still claims a life every 60 seconds; find what Birmingham-Southern ... - al.com

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 20:40

Malaria still claims a life every 60 seconds; find what Birmingham-Southern ...
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malaria students.JPG Maggie Ward, left, led a student team that sold these t-shirts to raise enough money to buy 500 mosquito nets to be distributed to malaria-stricken countries. Also pictured is Shannon Thompson. (Courtesy of Birmingham-Southern ...

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Genetically modified mosquitos could be used to fight malaria - RT (blog)

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 20:26

RT (blog)

Genetically modified mosquitos could be used to fight malaria
RT (blog)
Scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify mosquitos so their population will be reduced. The move is aimed at making a contribution towards eradicating malaria, though critics warn of the dangers of a changing ecosystem. The technique ...

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Football legend Didier Drogba urges taking action against malaria - Around the Rings (subscription)

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 18:40

Football legend Didier Drogba urges taking action against malaria
Around the Rings (subscription)
While global malaria mortality rates have been slashed by more than 40% since the year 2000, the disease still claims more than half a million lives every year, mostly among pregnant women and young children, living in sub-Saharan Africa. The video ...

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Malaria Eradication? Scientists Modify Mosquito Sperm To Produce Only Male ... - Medical Daily

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 18:40

Medical Daily

Malaria Eradication? Scientists Modify Mosquito Sperm To Produce Only Male ...
Medical Daily
In mosquitos, it's the females that are carriers of the malarial parasite and their bite passes on the infection to humans while males typically feed on nectar and other sources of sugar. So the best solution would be to completely eradicate female ...

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Could Modified Mosquitoes Eradicate Malaria? - Nature World News

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 18:14

Could Modified Mosquitoes Eradicate Malaria?
Nature World News
Researchers have discovered a way to potentially eradicate malaria by introducing genetically modified mosquitoes into general mosquito populations. This could severely diminish mosquito numbers as well, but how would that impact the world? (Photo ...

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Football legend Didier Drogba urges taking action against malaria - Around the Rings (subscription)

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 17:43

Football legend Didier Drogba urges taking action against malaria
Around the Rings (subscription)
The video, co-signed by UNDP and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, shows young Didier Drogba and his friends in Cote d'Ivoire playing football outside their homes and fighting mosquitos that carry the malaria parasite. “I have been a victim of malaria ...

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GM mosquitoes a new malaria weapon - SBS

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 17:26

GM mosquitoes a new malaria weapon
SBS
Biologists have devised a new weapon against malaria by genetically engineering mosquitoes that produce mostly male offspring, eventually leading to a population wipe-out. The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes that is 95 per ...

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Mosquitoes Modified to Create Only Male Offspring Could Help Eradicate Malaria - Entomology Today

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 16:59

Mosquitoes Modified to Create Only Male Offspring Could Help Eradicate Malaria
Entomology Today
Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College London have tested a new ...

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Genetically-Modified Mosquito Could Help Wipe Out Malaria - Headlines & Global News

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 16:34

Genetically-Modified Mosquito Could Help Wipe Out Malaria
Headlines & Global News
Malaria rates have dropped by 42 percent since the beginning of the millennium, but the disease is still extremely deadly. Increased "prevention and control" measures such as insecticide use have helped drive down these numbers, the news release ...

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Could malaria be wiped out by GM mosquitoes? Scientists find a way to kill off ... - Daily Mail

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 16:30

Daily Mail

Could malaria be wiped out by GM mosquitoes? Scientists find a way to kill off ...
Daily Mail
Since the millennium increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates by 42 per cent, but the disease remains a prevalent killer especially in vulnerable sub-Saharan African regions. Malaria control has also been ...

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Malaria - TIME

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:30

The Guardian

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Malaria
TIME
After six years of trying, scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify mosquitoes so they produce sperm that will only conceive male offspring. Female mosquitoes are the ones who bite people and pass along malaria, so scientists think if ...
GM mosquitoes a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malariaThe Guardian
Could malaria be wiped out by GM mosquitoes? Scientists find a way to kill off ...Daily Mail
Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fightReuters
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Malaria-carrying mosquitoes wiped out in lab with genetic method that creates male-only offspring

Science Daily - Malaria - June 10, 2014 - 15:24
Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. Since 2000, increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates by 42 per cent, but the disease remains a prevalent killer especially in vulnerable sub-Saharan African regions. Malaria control has also been threatened by the spread of insecticide resistant mosquitoes and malaria parasites resistant to drugs.
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Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly

Science Daily - Malaria - June 10, 2014 - 15:23
New insight into how malaria parasites perturb flow, turning infected cells into sticky capillary cloggers, may lead to new and better treatments. All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from our lungs to our brains and other tissues. That is, unless they are infected with malaria parasites, in which case their motions are completely different.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fight - Reuters

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:06

Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fight
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way of genetically modifying mosquitoes to produce sperm that only creates males, offering a potential fresh approach to fighting and eventually eradicating malaria. Researchers from Imperial College London ...

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GM mosquitoes a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:04

The Guardian

GM mosquitoes a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria
The Guardian
Scientists have hailed the genetic modification of mosquitoes that could crash the insect's populations as a “quantum leap” that will make a substantial and important contribution to eradicating malaria. Previous efforts to tackle the disease, that ...
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out MalariaTIME
Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fightPhilly.com
Could Modified Mosquitoes Eradicate Malaria?Nature World News
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Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male ... - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:00

Phys.Org

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male ...
Phys.Org
Since 2000, increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates by 42 per cent, but the disease remains a prevalent killer especially in vulnerable sub-Saharan African regions. Malaria control has also been threatened ...

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Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:00

Phys.Org

Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly
Phys.Org
Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, afflicts hundreds of millions of people each year and is responsible for more than half a million deaths—mostly children living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Transmitted through the saliva ...

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World Cup 2014: Football legend Didier Drogba urges action in match against malaria

Roll Back Malaria - June 10, 2014 - 15:00
As millions of people across the globe tune in to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UNDP and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership launch a video that features footballer Didier Drogba, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and a United Against Malaria champion to raise awareness about the importance of stepping up malaria control to save lives and ensure sustainable development in malaria-endemic countries...
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GM mosquitos a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 14:01

GM mosquitos a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria
The Guardian
“You have a short-term benefit because males don't bite humans [and transmit malaria],” Andrea Crisanti, one of the authors of the new research, which was published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, told the Guardian. “But in the ...

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International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure - opensource.com

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 11:20

International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure
opensource.com
In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria (OSM) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic chemistry hub at the University of Sydney. Of course, collaboration across continents is not unusual for ...

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