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Man evaluated for Ebola at RWJ Rahway actually has malaria, Roselle mayor says - The Star-Ledger

Malaria News Feeds - September 13, 2014 - 04:04

Man evaluated for Ebola at RWJ Rahway actually has malaria, Roselle mayor says
The Star-Ledger
Droplet precaution means that anyone within arms-length of the patient must wear a surgical mask and eye covering, Mancuso said. Around 10:30 p.m. Holley issued a statement explaining that the man, 69, from Roselle, was actually suffering from malaria.

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Reducing Child Mortality By Combining Malaria Prevention and Immunization - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2014 - 13:02

Reducing Child Mortality By Combining Malaria Prevention and Immunization
AllAfrica.com
Chad, September 10, 2014 - As part of its ongoing strategy to combat malaria in Chad, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a third round of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Moissala and Bouna districts, where malaria is the ...

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Breakthrough in rapid diagnostics: using magnets to test for malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2014 - 09:41

The Guardian

Breakthrough in rapid diagnostics: using magnets to test for malaria
The Guardian
A team of scientists in Singapore have created a new way to test for malaria within minutes using magnets. “The new technique uses a significantly smaller blood sample to traditional blood-smear methods, and is more sensitive and less error-prone ...

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Chad: Reducing child mortality by combining malaria prevention and immunization - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2014 - 08:38

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Chad: Reducing child mortality by combining malaria prevention and immunization
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
Chad, September 10, 2014 — As part of its ongoing strategy to combat malaria in Chad, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a third round of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Moissala and Bouna districts, where malaria is the ...

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Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 18:00

Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission
Phys.Org
The researchers then went on to test whether such plastic transmission strategies actually exist for malaria parasites. Like many other parasites, Plasmodium goes through a phase of chronic infection during which most of the parasites are in a dormant ...

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Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission

Science Daily - Malaria - September 11, 2014 - 17:54
Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors (as the transmitting insects are called) depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations. A new article demonstrates that Plasmodium parasites react to mosquitoes biting their hosts, and that the parasite responses increase transmission to the mosquito vector.
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Finding a better way to take a bite out of malaria's power - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 16:43

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News

Finding a better way to take a bite out of malaria's power
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News
Half the world's population — more than 3 billion people — live in malaria-endemic areas. Seattle is far from the tropical and subtropical regions where malaria is transmitted, so while volunteers for other trials are often motivated because they ...

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Malaria drug shows promise treating asthma - Futurity: Research News

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 13:25

Malaria drug shows promise treating asthma
Futurity: Research News
A malaria drug derived from the artemisia plant might offer an alternative way to treat asthma. The drug, called artesunate, works like dexamethasone, the most potent steroid currently available. Like the steroid, artesunate suppresses airway ...

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Malaria medications from waste - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 11:12

Medical Xpress

Malaria medications from waste
Medical Xpress
All of the best currently available pharmaceuticals against malaria can now be produced in pure form using a single process, even from the waste of the plant-extraction. The method which has been developed allows for the complete production of anti ...

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Reducing Child Mortality By Combining Malaria Prevention and Immunization - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 10:07

Reducing Child Mortality By Combining Malaria Prevention and Immunization
AllAfrica.com
As part of its ongoing strategy to combat malaria in Chad, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a third round of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in the Moissala and Bouna districts, where malaria is the leading ...

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Australian scientists hope to exploit a newly-discovered weakness in malaria ... - Radio Australia

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 01:46

Zee News

Australian scientists hope to exploit a newly-discovered weakness in malaria ...
Radio Australia
More than half a million people die of malaria every year and 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of contracting the disease. Associate Professor Alexander Maier from Australian National University says the parasite is becoming resistant to ...
Scientists find malaria's weak spotZee News
Weak spot in complex life cycle of malaria could prevent spread of deadly diseaseNews-Medical.net
Weakness in malaria parasite fats could see new treatmentsHealthCanal.com
ANINEWS
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Gold Coast 'Ebola' case just as likely to be malaria, says disease expert - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 00:17

The Guardian

Gold Coast 'Ebola' case just as likely to be malaria, says disease expert
The Guardian
But associate professor Allen Cheng from Monash University's department of epidemiology and preventive medicine said the Democratic Republic of Congo was not where the primary outbreak of Ebola had occurred, and that malaria was much more likely.

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Prison inmates should insist on malaria testing – NGO - GhanaWeb

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 00:08

Prison inmates should insist on malaria testing – NGO
GhanaWeb
A team from the Hope For Future Generations (HFFG), a non-governmental organisation into health, has asked prison inmates to insist on being tested for malaria before treatment. The NGO said this would help to avoid being treated for malaria when they ...

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UN General Assembly adopts new Malaria Resolution - GhanaWeb

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2014 - 00:08

UN General Assembly adopts new Malaria Resolution
GhanaWeb
The United Nations General Assembly at its 68th Session, adopted Resolution A/68/L.60, "Consolidating Gains and Accelerating Efforts to Control and Eliminate Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa, by 2015” by consensus. Recognising ...

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Experts making maps through Google Earth to predict malaria

Science Daily - Malaria - September 10, 2014 - 22:59
Experts are working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine. The goal is to enable resource poor countries to wage more targeted and effective campaigns against the mosquito-borne disease, which kills 600,000 people a year, most of them children.
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UCSF, Google Earth Engine Making Maps to Predict Malaria - UCSF News Services

Malaria News Feeds - September 10, 2014 - 21:12

UCSF News Services

UCSF, Google Earth Engine Making Maps to Predict Malaria
UCSF News Services
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine. The goal is to enable resource poor countries to wage ...
UCSF harnesses Google Earth Engine for new malaria fightSFGate

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Mosquito fact and fiction

Science Daily - Malaria - September 10, 2014 - 18:09
A mosquito researcher has collected interesting facts and stories about his research subjects, nature’s ultimate bioterrorists.
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Irish scientists develop improved malaria vaccine - Gizmag

Malaria News Feeds - September 10, 2014 - 17:10

Irish scientists develop improved malaria vaccine
Gizmag
Scientists at University College Cork in Ireland have successfully finished pre-clinical testing of an experimental vaccine against malaria delivered through the skin. The method is an improvement on this type of vaccine delivery, whose use is being ...

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Scientists find malaria's weak spot - Zee News

Malaria News Feeds - September 10, 2014 - 14:56

Zee News

Scientists find malaria's weak spot
Zee News
A researcher from Australian National University, Alexander Maier said that by studying lipid molecules, fats, rather than proteins or DNA, they have opened a new avenue to develop drug treatments for malaria. But the malaria parasites show resistance ...
Weak spot in complex life cycle of malaria could prevent spread of deadly diseaseNews-Medical.net
Scientists close in on malaria's Achilles heelANINEWS

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UCSF harnesses Google Earth Engine for new malaria fight - SFGate

Malaria News Feeds - September 10, 2014 - 13:06

SFGate

UCSF harnesses Google Earth Engine for new malaria fight
SFGate
With $100,000 and engineering help from the company, the UCSF team said Wednesday it will create an online database that countries can use to wage targeted campaigns against malaria. The mosquito-borne disease kills an estimated 600,000 people ...

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