Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

mRNA vaccines offer one-two punch to combat malaria

Malaria is found in more than 90 countries around the world, causing 241 million cases and an estimated 627,000 deaths every year. Vaccines are one intervention that could help eliminate this deadly disease, yet a highly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Epilepsy: Causes and risk factors

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the causes of and risk factors for epilepsy.

Medical research

Tracking malaria parasites in space and time

Malaria is a devastating disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite. After an infected mosquitos' bite, the parasites travel to the liver and infect liver cells. This phase of the infection is asymptomatic.

Medications

Researchers discover potential treatment for Chagas disease

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered a potential treatment for Chagas disease, marking the first medication with promise to successfully and safely target the parasitic infection in more than 50 years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds no benefit to taking ivermectin for COVID-19 symptoms

A study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) in partnership with Vanderbilt University found no differences in relief of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms between participants taking ivermectin and participants ...

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