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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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High malaria transmission areas remain a problem for elimination

Current tools for combating malaria, such as artemisinin-combination therapy and increasing coverage of long-lasting insecticide bednets can result in major reductions in Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission and the ...

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Malaria elimination will fail without understanding vector ecology

A global commitment to malaria eradication must also involve a long-term commitment to vector ecology. This is the message of the authors of a Policy Forum article published in this week's PLoS Medicine, who emphasize that ...

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