Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New compound shows promise against malaria

Malaria parasites cause hundreds of millions of infections, and kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, mostly in Africa. And in recent years the most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus or C.Asia in 2015

No new cases of malaria originated in Europe, Central Asia or the Caucasus in 2015, the first year without a transmission for almost 30 years, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria: Multi-drug resistance more alarming than ever

The efforts of the international community for the past ten years in the fight against malaria have reduced the number of disease-related deaths. The emerging resistance to standard therapies threatening South-East Asia, ...

Medications

Fake malaria drugs not as common as previously reported

A rigorous analysis of antimalarial drug quality conducted in Cambodia and Tanzania found no evidence of fake medicines, according to new research published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Medical research

Malaria-in-a-dish paves the way for better treatments

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have engineered a way to use human liver cells, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, to screen potential antimalarial drugs and vaccines for their ability to ...

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