Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sexual transmission of insect-borne virus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Little did Brian Foy know that when he came home from a scientific research trip and had sex with his wife that that sexual act would create virological history. A study just released in Emerging Infectious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transgenic fungi can combat malaria, other bug-borne diseases: study

New findings by a University of Maryland-led team of scientists indicate that a genetically engineered fungus carrying genes for a human anti-malarial antibody or a scorpion anti-malarial toxin could be a highly effective, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global map of the sickle cell gene supports 'malaria hypothesis'

At a global scale, the sickle cell gene is most commonly found in areas with historically high levels of malaria, adding geographical support to the hypothesis that the gene, whilst potentially deadly, avoids disappearing ...

Immunology

Scientists engineer mosquito immune system to fight malaria

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have demonstrated that the Anopheles mosquito's innate immune system could be genetically engineered to block the transmission of malaria-causing parasites to humans. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most effective malaria drug regimens highlighted in study

A study published today identifies the most effective drug combinations recommended for use as first-line treatments for malaria. The research also suggests that augmenting the treatments with a single dose of the drug primaquine ...

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