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On the front line against drug-resistant malaria
The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit of Mae Sot, Thailand, is one of the world's leading centres for studying the disease .
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
South Coast Register
Mozzies on the move
CSIRO scientist Jean-Bernard Duchemin studies mosquitoes in his laboratory and how they react to certain conditions.
New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria - Indiatalkies.com
Washington, April 20: Scientists have used high-resolution structural biology methods in the malaria pathogen's cellular skeleton to investigate the different versions of this protein in the parasite in high detail, which can help in developing tailor-made drugs for fighting the disease.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
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Fake Morning-After Pills Found In Peru May Hint At Bigger Problem
A survey of emergency contraceptives in Lima, Peru, turned up worrying results: More than a quarter were either counterfeit or defective.
Over 36 million people die annually from non-communicable diseases
Over 36 million people die annually from non-communicable diseases, whilst communicable diseases also cause millions of deaths each year.
The Big Interview: Malaria survivor from Newton continues battle by fundraising
The 34-year-old from Newton was helping with the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, when she was suddenley struck down and found herself in intensive care.
Missions Minute: First Lutheran Church
The amount of "mission" work flowing from the hearts and hands of Warren County residents is astounding.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Zamfara Govt. spends N130m on fumigation
The Zamfara Government said it N130 million to fumigate the state as part of its efforts to tackle malaria in the state.
Democratic Voice of Burma: Amid peace talks, health cooperation in Karen State sends positive signals
Over six decades of civil war in Eastern Burma, civilians fled en masse over the border to Thailand in search of basic necessities - physical security, food, medicine.
Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance
A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study.
Volunteers trained for anti-malaria campaign
The Delta Air Lines and Ghana Red Cross Anti-Malaria Campaign which was launched in February this year, has started off in the Greater Accra Region with a dedicated Ghana Red Cross volunteer training session.
The effects of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in African healthcare settings
Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group conducted a review of the effects of introducing rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing malaria in primary healthcare settings in Africa where laboratory services are unavailable.
Drug used to treat TB may also act against various infections, says study
A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators.
The Miami Herald
Putting the bite on the mosquitoes
Oh, the perils of vacationing in mosquito territory. These little bloodsuckers have made a meal of me around the globe, and I've longed for a definitive guide to repelling them.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed
More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say.
Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria
A colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a red blood cell infected with malaria parasites, which are colorized in blue.
The malaria pathogen's cellular skeleton under a super-microscope
The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin.
How the immune system prevents repeated malaria fever episodes in highly exposed children
Children in Mali are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times.
Proteomics discovers link between muscle damage and cerebral malaria
A multidisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians under the direction of Peter Nilsson , Mats Wahlgren , Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes and Olugbemiro Sodeinde , report results of a systematic proteomics approach to the question in PLOS Pathogens .
Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives
In an important first, a new vaccine has been shown to cut the risk of malaria in young African children by about half, according to research announced Tuesday. Although the effectiveness shown in this Phase 3 trial is far less than the near-100 percent effectiveness often seen in childhood vaccines for other illnesses in the West, the findings are promising, given that malaria kills some 800,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa alone each year.