malaria transmission

Re-engineering mosquito’s immunity to block malaria


December 29th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a novel way to block the transmission of malaria parasites to humans -- re-engineering Anopheles mosquito's immune system. "The immune system of ... 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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Insecticide spray highly effective against malaria


October 13th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Oct 13 (IANS) The insecticide bendiocarb not only dramatically lowers malaria transmission, but also offers hope for minimising spread of the deadly infection. Scientists with Benin's Entomologic Research ... 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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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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Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to the benefit of sleeping under bed nets.It also showed that public health intervention ... Read more...

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Promising new approach to blocking malaria transmission


December 5th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new research has offered a promising new approach to blocking malaria transmission.The study, conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Dr. John Quigley, focuses on potential ... Read more...

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Cost-effective, life-saving intervention for severe childhood malaria


November 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Sickle cell gene’s global map supports ‘malaria hypothesis’


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): University of Oxford scientists have produced the first detailed global map showing the distribution of the sickle cell gene, supporting the 'malaria hypothesis'.Haemoglobin S (HbS) is known to ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes use different odour sensors to track human prey


September 1st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): Malaria mosquito apparently relies on a battery of different types of odour sensors to mediate its most critical behaviours, including how to choose and locate their blood-meal hosts, ... Read more...

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Virus may act as ‘late-life-acting’ biopesticide against malaria


August 21st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A naturally occurring virus in mosquitoes could act as a "late-life-acting" insecticide by killing older adult mosquitoes that are responsible for the bulk of malaria transmission, found researchers ... 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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2.85bn people lived at risk of malaria in 2009


August 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new evidence-based global distribution map has revealed that that 2.85 billion people lived at risk of infection with Plasmodium vivax parasite in 2009.91 percent of them ... Read more...

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Antibiotics could act as ‘needle-free’ malaria vaccine


July 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Advance administration of antibiotics in residents of areas with high malaria transmission could act as a natural "needle-free" vaccination against the disease, a new study has found.In the ... Read more...

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Worry about health basics, not malaria during SA World Cup: Study


June 6th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Soccer fans headed to South Africa for the World Cup need to worry more about health basics rather than malaria, suggests a new American study.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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New discovery may help prevent malaria transmission


March 12th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A research team from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has made a novel discovery that could help ... Read more...

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At least 125.2m women at malaria risk become pregnant each year


January 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new research has found that nearly 125.2 million women at risk of malaria fall pregnant annually.The study has appeared in PLoS Medicine.Plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasites thriving ... Read more...

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125 million pregnancies at risk of malaria annually


January 26th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 125.2 million pregnant women are exposed to the risk of malaria each year, says a new study. Most malaria deaths are caused by Plasmodium falciparum, which thrives ... Read more...

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World’s largest malaria vaccine trial begins in 7 African countries


November 4th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): The world's largest trial of one of the leading malaria vaccine candidates, called RTS,S, is now underway in seven African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique ... Read more...

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Novel biocontrol method can help cut malaria transmission


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): The transmission of malaria can be reduced by using biopesticides that contain a fungus that is pathogenic to mosquitoes, particularly in combination with insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs), according to ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s malaria vaccine may eradicate the disease


August 16th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has created a new vaccine that targets the malaria parasite at a vulnerable point in its development, and, thus, can form part of a strategy ... Read more...

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Fluctuations in daily temperature may alter malaria patterns


August 4th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Fluctuations in temperature during the day, not just the average monthly temperature, should be considered when it comes to studying the impact of climate change on malaria, according ... Read more...

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Bacteria in mosquito gut may prevent spread of malaria


May 9th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Bacteria in the gut of Anopheles mosquito could play a major role in preventing the spread of malaria, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes may teach scientists a trick to block malaria transmission


March 6th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Scientists may soon be equipped with a way to block the spread of malaria, as a team of researchers have for the first time revealed the means ... Read more...

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Preventive malaria treatments cut anaemia risk, improve kids learning


July 14th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Preventive malaria treatments are likely to cut anaemia risk and improve learning in school children, suggests a new study.The study led by Kenyan and British researchers ... Read more...

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Global warming fuelling malaria vaccine need


July 12th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Global warming has led to a rapid increase in the number of malaria cases, thereby fuelling the need for lifesaving vaccinations to those in need, says an ... Read more...

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Malaria vaccine trial in Mali shows early promising results


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A malaria vaccine trial in Mali conducted by researchers at the Malaria Research and Training Center at the University of Bamako, Mali, has shown early promising results.In the ... Read more...

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New identified genes may help prevent ‘pregnancy malaria’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin
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