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Penn Medicine: Origin of Human Malaria Parasite Linked to Primates in Africa - Penn: Office of University Communications

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 20:07

Penn Medicine: Origin of Human Malaria Parasite Linked to Primates in Africa
Penn: Office of University Communications
An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. Until recently, the closest genetic relatives of ...

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Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos ... - iScienceTimes.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 20:00

iScienceTimes.com

Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos ...
iScienceTimes.com
Malaria, caused by parasitic protozoans, still affects nearly half the world's population. Close to 3.3 billion people living in 106 countries and territories are at a risk of malaria transmission, according to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Penn Study: Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome ... - Penn: Office of University Communications

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 19:38

Science Codex

Penn Study: Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome ...
Penn: Office of University Communications
Half of melanoma patients with the BRAF mutation have a positive response to treatment with BRAF inhibitors, but nearly all of those patients develop resistance to the drugs and experience disease progression. Now, a new preclinical study published ...
Blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to ...Medical Xpress
Resistance to BRAF inhibitors may be overcome with malaria drugModernMedicine

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Breakthrough in malaria research claimed - The Hindu

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 18:32

Genetic Engineering News

Breakthrough in malaria research claimed
The Hindu
Solving “a long-standing mystery in malaria biology” is how researchers at the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge describe their recent breakthrough in malaria research. The research group, led by Dr. Oliver Billker from the Sanger Institute ...
Epigenetic Factor Revealed as Weak Link in Malaria TransmissionGenetic Engineering News
Key Regulatory Protein is Discovered to be Essential for Malaria Parasite ...Infection Control Today
Key protein discovered as essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitosPhys.Org
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Blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to ... - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 17:40

Science Codex

Blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to ...
Medical Xpress
What's more, the researchers found that blocking this mechanism with HCQ—a drug used to treat malaria that has been shown in previous studies to block autophagy—limited BRAF inhibitor-induced autophagy and enhanced cancer cell death in mouse ...
Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome Resistance to BRAF ...Newswise (press release)

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Key Regulatory Protein is Discovered to be Essential for Malaria Parasite ... - Infection Control Today

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 16:02

Key Regulatory Protein is Discovered to be Essential for Malaria Parasite ...
Infection Control Today
Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in ...

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The Historical Burden of Malaria: New Evidence, New Questions - Georgetown Public Policy Review

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 15:05

The Historical Burden of Malaria: New Evidence, New Questions
Georgetown Public Policy Review
Why are some countries rich and other countries poor? From Plato to Adam Smith to the Simpsons, the best and brightest have wrestled with this question. In a new working paper, ”Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait ...

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Scientists discover malaria 'master switch' - The Hindu

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 14:20

The Courier

Scientists discover malaria 'master switch'
The Hindu
Solving “a long-standing mystery in malaria biology” is how researchers at the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge describe their recent breakthrough in malaria research. The research group, led by Dr. Oliver Billker from the Sanger Institute ...
Key Regulatory Protein Is Essential For Malaria Parasite Transmission To ...RedOrbit
Key protein discovered as essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitosPhys.Org
Malaria 'master switch' discoveredThe Courier
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Key Regulatory Protein Is Essential For Malaria Parasite Transmission To ... - RedOrbit

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 14:04

Key Regulatory Protein Is Essential For Malaria Parasite Transmission To ...
RedOrbit
23 February 2014 — Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a ...

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Asia-Pacific's fight against malaria gets a boost from Australia - Devex

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 12:49

Asia-Pacific's fight against malaria gets a boost from Australia
Devex
Blood extraction during a malaria campaign in Phnom Dambang village, Cambodia. Australia is contributing $16 million to the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance initiative to fight the mosquito-borne disease. Photo by: Gates Foundation / CC BY-NC-ND.
Australia to help fund malaria campaign in PacificSolomon Star

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Scots researchers uncover malaria 'master switch' - Scotsman

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 12:44

Scotsman

Scots researchers uncover malaria 'master switch'
Scotsman
Andy Waters, professor and director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow, said: “Malaria is the biggest parasitic disease killer that there is in the world, so clearly we need to combat that. There are ...

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Key protein essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitoes found - Zee News

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 11:58

Key protein essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitoes found
Zee News
Washington: Researchers have found that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite. The protein, AP2-G, is necessary for ...

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Targeting mosquito breeding sites in the fight against malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 11:17

The Guardian

Targeting mosquito breeding sites in the fight against malaria
The Guardian
However, today, as part of a renewed effort to control malaria in Khartoum, these pipes are being mended. Other potential breeding sites are destroyed on a regular basis. Those that can't be dried are treated with larvicide and this has contributed to ...

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Malaria 'master switch' discovered - The Courier

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 11:09

The Courier

Malaria 'master switch' discovered
The Courier
Andy Waters, professor and director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow, said: "Malaria is the biggest parasitic disease killer that there is in the world, so clearly we need to combat that. There are ...

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Malaria mystery solved by scientists - HealthCanal.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 09:07

Malaria mystery solved by scientists
HealthCanal.com
Researchers have unlocked the long-standing mystery of how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human. Using a battery of high-tech approaches, scientists from the University of Glasgow and the Wellcome Trust Sanger ...

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Key protein essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitoes found - Business Standard

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 05:59

Key protein essential for malaria parasite transmission to mosquitoes found
Business Standard
Researchers have found that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite. The protein, AP2-G, is necessary for activating a set ...

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Scots scientists make major breakthrough on malaria - Herald Scotland

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 03:09

Scots scientists make major breakthrough on malaria
Herald Scotland
A study by scientists at Glasgow University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, near Cambridge, has unlocked the long-standing mystery of how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human. Loading article content ...

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Scientists 'unlock' long-standing malaria mystery - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 02:01

ITV News

Scientists 'unlock' long-standing malaria mystery
ITV News
Researchers examining the malaria parasite have discovered how it passes the disease from human to human. Malaria There is currently no vaccine for malaria. Credit: PA. They discovered a "master switch" which triggers the development of the specialised ...

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Australia to help fund malaria campaign in Pacific - Solomon Star

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 00:25

Australia to help fund malaria campaign in Pacific
Solomon Star
The fund will focus on supporting efforts to contain the spread of drug resistant strains of malaria, which, if allowed to spread, could unwind progress made to date in reducing malaria illness and deaths, costing billions of dollars. It will also ...

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Scots scientists solve long-standing mystery about malaria disease - stv.tv

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 00:10

stv.tv

Scots scientists solve long-standing mystery about malaria disease
stv.tv
Scots researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human, unlocking a long-standing mystery. The scientists have identified the factor that the parasite must produce to begin the process of passing ...

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