Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria vaccine: Could this 'ingredient' be the secret to success?

This ingredient is an essential component of the malaria parasite, a protein known as RPL6, which makes the parasite "visible" to a type of immune cells, the T cells, in the liver. The researchers added the protein to their ...

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New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women

The research, published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is the fruit of joint project between investigators from around the world to conduct the largest individual patient data meta-analysis to date under the WWARN ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria cases surge in Zimbabwe during coronavirus fight

Already battling to contain the novel coronavirus, Zimbabwe health authorities are also facing a surge in malaria cases which has claimed 152 lives this year, a doctor said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes?

Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are a vector for some of the world's deadliest diseases, like malaria, West Nile virus, and dengue fever, so it's natural to worry if they can also spread COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reveals a new malaria vaccine candidate

Researchers have discovered a promising new strategy for combating malaria, a mosquito-borne parasite that claims nearly a half-million lives each year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadliest malaria strain protects itself from the immune system

The parasite causing the most severe form of human malaria uses proteins to make red blood cells sticky, making it harder for the immune system to destroy it and leading to potentially fatal blood clots. New research at the ...

Medications

Cancer drugs show promise in preventing malaria

A potential new approach for preventing malaria is on the horizon with the discovery that drugs currently used to kill cancer cells can also kill malaria-infected liver cells.

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