Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria resurgence is linked to reduction of malaria-control programs

Since the 1930s, there have been 75 documented episodes of malaria resurgence worldwide, most of which were linked to weakening of malaria control programs, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO hails big gains in anti-malaria fight

The World Health Organisation heralded major gains Tuesday in the fight against malaria, one of the developing world's biggest killers, but warned universal access to treatment remains elusive.

Medical research

Slamming the brakes on the malaria life cycle

Scientists have discovered a new target in their fight against the devastating global disease 'malaria' thanks to the discovery of a new protein involved in the parasite's life cycle.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pyramax receives positive opinion from the EMA

Pyramax, a fixed-dose combination of pyronaridine and artesunate, becomes the first antimalarial to be granted a positive scientific opinion from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) under Article 58. This once daily, 3-day ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Test and Treat' model offers new strategy for eliminating malaria

As researchers work to eliminate malaria worldwide, new strategies are needed to find and treat individuals who have malaria, but show no signs of the disease. The prevalence of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic malaria ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate-change effects on malaria risk

A new study suggests that climate change, driven by greenhouse-gas emissions and land-use changes, will cause patterns of malaria infection to change over the next 50 years.

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. ...

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