Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major enhancement to in vitro testing of human liver-stage malaria

A newly developed technique allows researchers to more easily study malaria outside the human body during the earliest point of infection, the liver. The liver stage is significant as it precedes the parasite's ability to ...

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Prospects for new malaria interventions

April 25 marks World Malaria Day, an international event commemorated every year in recognition of global efforts to control malaria, one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. This year's theme, "Ready to beat Malaria", ...

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Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria

Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.

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Study explores new strategy to develop a malaria vaccine

A serum developed by Yale researchers reduces infection from malaria in mice, according to a new study. It works by attacking a protein in the saliva of the mosquitos infected with the malaria parasite rather than the parasite ...

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Kidney dysfunction contributes to severe malaria

Understanding the most severe presentations of malaria is key to lowering the mortality associated with the infectious disease, which currently stands around 500,000 deaths a year. Researchers have now reinforced the idea ...

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Drug that kills mosquitoes could be used to fight malaria

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have shown the large potential impact of a completely new type of antimalarial drug that kills mosquitoes, as opposed to existing drugs that target the parasite, ...

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Newly described human antibody prevents malaria in mice

Scientists have discovered a human antibody that protected mice from infection with the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The research findings provide the basis for future testing in humans to determine ...

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