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Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells


April 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new ... Read more...

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Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A modified osteoporosis drug may prove to be a boon in fighting malaria, which works at very low concentrations and has no side-effects. Osteoporosis is the ... Read more...

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Scientists crack protein code of killer parasite


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the protein code of a malaria parasite that killed 655,000 people in 2010.The protein is an enzyme that Plasmodium falciparum - the protozoan ... Read more...

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Blame skin microbes for mosquito bites


December 29th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Blame skin microbes for mosquito bites that pester you and also transmit the malaria parasite.These microbes play a key role in producing individual body odours which ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for new malaria drugs


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown how the malaria parasite can survive in a type of white blood cell in the spleen -- a breakthrough that could lead to ... Read more...

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New class of compounds to combat malaria


November 20th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could help develop a new class of anti-malarial drugs capable of staving off the deadly disease.Malaria ... Read more...

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Soon, genetically modified mosquitoes to curb malaria


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 02 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Washington in Seattle have found that they can destroy mosquito genes, that allow the malaria parasite to reach humans' ... Read more...

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Genes that aid antimalarial drug resistance identified


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Using a pair of powerful genome-search techniques, researchers have identified several genes that may be implicated in the malaria parasite's notorious ability to rapidly evade drug treatments.Further ... Read more...

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Monkeys main reservoir of human malaria in SE Asia


April 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has warned that monkeys infected with an emerging malaria strain are providing a reservoir for human disease in Southeast Asia.It confirmed ... Read more...

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New way found to kill malaria parasite


March 9th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) A class of chemotherapy drugs designed to block signalling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes malaria, opening up a whole new way ... Read more...

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New discovery opens up novel strategy for combating malaria


March 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has discovered that a class of chemotherapy drugs originally designed to inhibit key signaling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes ... Read more...

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Engineered fungus to be a potent tool against malaria


February 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Scientists have genetically engineered a fungus to be a potent, specific and eco-friendly tool against malaria."Our transgenic fungal approach is a very flexible one that allows design and ... Read more...

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Transgenic fungi may help fight malaria: Study


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a genetically engineered fungus carrying genes for a human anti-malarial antibody or a scorpion anti-malarial toxin could be a highly effective, specific ... Read more...

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New mosquito type presents challenge in fighting malaria


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in France have identified a new type of mosquito in Africa and say it could further complicate the fight to control malaria.It is a subgroup of Anopheles ... Read more...

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Malaria parasite caught invading red blood cells


January 20th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using new image and cell technologies, Australian scientists have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells.The researchers, from the ... Read more...

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Vaccine slashes malaria risk by half


January 14th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A vaccine that slashes malaria risk by 50 percent could practically save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The latest study indicates that the jab reduces ... Read more...

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Edible vaccine for malaria on way


December 31st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) A spoonful of genetically modified starch could be a new malaria vaccine if a new strategy that seems to work in mice also performs well ... Read more...

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Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow to brain and other organs


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have shown the malaria parasite's journeys in the body using advanced computer modeling and laboratory experiments.Researchers at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute ... Read more...

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New pathway used by malaria parasite to infect human cells identified


September 25th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A researcher has identified a new pathway used by the malaria parasite to infect human cells.The discovery, by researchers at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, provides ... Read more...

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Malaria came from gorillas thousands of years ago


September 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Gorillas first transmitted the malaria parasite to humans thousands of years ago, according to a new research. The latest finding could help develop a vaccine for malaria, which claims ... Read more...

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Now, ‘needle-free’ natural vaccine against malaria


August 12th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Preventative treatment antibiotics in people living in areas with intense malaria transmission has the potential to act as a 'needle-free' natural vaccine against malaria, says a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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How malaria-causing parasites survive inside human blood cells


August 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new metabolic pathway used by malaria-causing parasites that apparently helps them survive inside human blood cells.The finding, by researchers supported by the National ... Read more...

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New method may help fight drug-resistant malaria


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed techniques to quickly identify evolution of drug resistance in strains of malaria.The goal of researchers at Case Western Reserve University is to enable the ... Read more...

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Malaria-proof mosquitoes developed by American scientists


July 19th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American scientists have created a breakthrough in their fight against malaria when they created genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot transmit the malaria parasite to humans.Entomologists ... Read more...

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Cancer drugs may help battle parasite Leishmania


July 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A parasite afflicting nearly 12 million people across the world relies on a family of genes that should make it vulnerable to compounds developed to treat cancer and ... Read more...

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Boffins create malaria-proof mosquito


July 16th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): American scientists have broken new ground by creating genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria.Led by Michael Riehle, University of Arizona entomologists introduced genetic modifications ... Read more...

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Malaria accompanied humans moving out of Africa


June 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Malaria accompanied the modern man as he moved out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, according to a new study.An international team of researchers used DNA sequencing to ... Read more...

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Malaria as ancient as humanity, says study


June 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Malaria, the scourge of mankind, is as ancient as humanity itself and tens of thousands of years older than previously thought. An international team, led by Imperial ... Read more...

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Malaria threat as old as humanity


June 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new research, which found that malaria is several thousand years older than previously thought, could help develop new strategies to control the disease.Scientists at Imperial College London ... Read more...

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Malaria cases increase when Amazon forests are cut


June 17th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between increased incidence of malaria and land-use practices in the Amazon.Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have compiled a report, which combines detailed ... Read more...

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Modified yellow fever vaccine may help fight malaria


June 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at The Rockefeller University have genetically transformed the yellow fever vaccine to prime the immune system to fend off the mosquito borne parasites that cause malaria.The researchers ... Read more...

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Blood-thinning drug can stop malaria infection


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found new treatments for malaria - a blood-thinning drug heparin that can stop malaria from infecting red blood cells.The most common form of malaria is ... Read more...

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