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Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases - MIT Technology Review

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 18:08

MIT Technology Review

Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases
MIT Technology Review
Such “super pills” would greatly simplify the treatment of diseases such as malaria. They could address a major concern in medicine, says MIT professor Robert Langer: the fact that many people don't take all their drugs, especially when undergoing long ...

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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria Parasite in People - Voice of America

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 16:59

Voice of America

Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria Parasite in People
Voice of America
Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which bite an infected person or animal, then spread the parasite to another human or animal. A new study finds that the parasite that causes the disease produces an odor which attracts mosquitoes, inviting more bites ...

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Live Q&A: Is beating malaria the key to unlocking Africa's economic potential? - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 16:21

The Guardian

Live Q&A: Is beating malaria the key to unlocking Africa's economic potential?
The Guardian
Since 2000, deaths globally from malaria have almost halved. Increased use of preventative tools, such as bed nets, anti-malarial treatments and insecticide sprays have all helped to loosen malaria's grip. This is partly thanks to the millennium ...

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Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in ... - Drug Discovery & Development

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 12:39

Drug Discovery & Development

Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in ...
Drug Discovery & Development
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. The findings could help ...
Red blood cell traits linked with malaria risk in kids identifiedZee News
Are red blood cell traits responsible for your child's risk of malaria?TheHealthSite

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Malaria Box Challenge Grant Recipients - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 11:05

Malaria Box Challenge Grant Recipients
AllAfrica.com
"The grant now means that for the first time, I can be proud to say my laboratory at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, is equipped to perform basic drug discovery research, thanks to MMV and its Malaria Box." Dr Asif Mohmmed, International Centre ...

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Researchers discover new way to attract, kill pregnant malaria-transmitting ... - News-Medical.net

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 09:55

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Researchers discover new way to attract, kill pregnant malaria-transmitting ...
News-Medical.net
The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an international research team has discovered what attracts ...

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Red blood cell traits linked with malaria risk in kids identified - Deccan Chronicle

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 05:45

Deccan Chronicle

Red blood cell traits linked with malaria risk in kids identified
Deccan Chronicle
Washington: Scientists have identified some red blood cell traits in children that can increase or decrease their risk for malaria disease. The findings by the researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, could help ...
Are red blood cell traits responsible for your child's risk of malaria?TheHealthSite

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Red blood cell traits linked with malaria risk in kids identified - Zee News

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 05:04

Zee News

Red blood cell traits linked with malaria risk in kids identified
Zee News
From 2008 to 2011, NIAID scientists and their collaborators followed 1,543 children ranging from 6 months to 17 years old in Mali, a West African country with a high incidence of childhood malaria. Throughout the study period, the children experienced ...
Are red blood cell traits responsible for your child's risk of malaria?TheHealthSite
Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in ...Drug Discovery & Development

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Vietnam's major regional thrust for a malaria-free Asia Pacific... - Asian Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 00:58

Vietnam's major regional thrust for a malaria-free Asia Pacific...
Asian Tribune
Vietnam signals greater regional leadership in malaria elimination by hosting health officials and experts to discuss challenges to achieving a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030. This week, Vietnam will host Ministry of Health officials from the Asia ...

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Julie Bishop Announces $30 Million Funding To Combat Tuberculosis and Malaria - International Business Times AU

Malaria News Feeds - March 25, 2015 - 00:39

International Business Times AU

Julie Bishop Announces $30 Million Funding To Combat Tuberculosis and Malaria
International Business Times AU
The Australian government vowed to give $30 million as funding for the fight against tuberculosis and malaria, as announced by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Canberra during the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum launch for World TB Day. About $10 ...
Julie Bishop has announced an extra $30 million to fight disease. (AAP)9news.com.au
'We have an absolute plague that is right on our doorstep': TB not given ...SBS
Australia boosts aid on World TB DayRadio New Zealand

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Severe Malaria Marked by Unique Biochemical Changes - HealthCanal.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 21:00

Severe Malaria Marked by Unique Biochemical Changes
HealthCanal.com
By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- When patients are suffering from the most severe form of malaria, known as cerebral malaria, infected red blood cells are trapped within the microscopic vessels of the brain. This impedes ...

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Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 18:08
Researchers have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs or ways to break the transmission cycle of this debilitating disease. It's been called a neglected global pandemic.
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NIH Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated With Malaria Risk in ... - Infection Control Today

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 16:24

NIH Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated With Malaria Risk in ...
Infection Control Today
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. The findings could help ...

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Red blood cell traits associated with malaria risk in children

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 16:09
Certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria, researchers say. Researchers also found that a genetic condition known as homozygous X-linked G6PD deficiency correlated with a reduced risk of malaria in girls only. Meanwhile, HbC-trait, in which the body makes an abnormal hemoglobin called hemoglobin C, appeared to increase malaria risk in children. Scientists hope this study will lead to further research into the molecular mechanisms of the malaria-protective effects of red blood cell variants.
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Discovery of what attracts pregnant mosquitoes is used to fight malaria

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 16:07
The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an international research team has discovered what attracts mosquitoes to lay their eggs in specific places.
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Public Release: 24-Mar-2015 NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 15:54

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015 NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits ...
EurekAlert (press release)
WHAT: Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. The findings ...

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Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoes

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 14:14
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces chemical compounds called terpenes that give off odors that attract mosquitoes, according to new research. The study might explain why the insects are more likely to bite humans or animals infected with the organism.
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Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes With Perfume - Scientific American

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 13:23

Phys.Org

Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes With Perfume
Scientific American
But here's where things get weird. Plasmodium—the malaria parasite—also manufactures those alluring odor molecules, called terpenes. It does so using a chloroplast-like organelle, like the one plants use to capture sunlight. The malaria parasite's ...
Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoesPhys.Org
Phenomena:National Geographic

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Phenomena: - National Geographic

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 13:05

Phys.Org

Phenomena:
National Geographic
Malaria is caused by single-celled parasites called Plasmodium. A female mosquito carries them in its gut as it flies around in search of a victim to bite. After the parasites mature, they push through the insect's gut wall, eventually making their way ...
Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes with PerfumeScientific American
Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoesPhys.Org

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Researchers find new knock out for malaria in Africa; it's all about fatal ... - Mail & Guardian Africa

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 12:57

Mail & Guardian Africa

Researchers find new knock out for malaria in Africa; it's all about fatal ...
Mail & Guardian Africa
“For the past six years, we have been studying how the major malaria-transmitting mosquito in Africa selects which pool to lay her eggs in, and asking how that choice could be manipulated so we can intercept and kill her before she lays hundreds of ...
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs(e) Science News (press release) (registration)

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