Medical research

New discovery could lead to powerful new anti-malaria drugs

An international study has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs. The paper "Quinolone-3-Diarylethers: a new class of drugs for a new era of malaria eradication" has been published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Homegrown strain of dengue fever virus pinpointed in florida

(HealthDay)—Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever in Florida carried a particular viral strain that they did not bring into the country from a recent trip abroad, according to a fresh genetic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analyzing disease transmission at the community level

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found evidence of a role for neighborhood immunity in determining risk of dengue infection. While it is established that immunity can be an important ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won't be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean we'll get an early taste of summer, but what ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women

India has reported an outbreak of the Zika virus with 80 confirmed cases since last month including 22 pregnant women in the western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventing a dengue outbreak at the 2020 Summer Olympics

In 2014, a dengue outbreak unexpectedly occurred in Tokyo. What does that mean for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in the city? Researchers report this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that new ...

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