malarial parasites

Iron supplements ‘don’t increase kids’ malaria risk’


July 8th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new review by Cochrane Researchers suggests that iron supplements do not increase the likelihood of contracting malaria and should not be withheld from children at risk of ... Read more...

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Blocking parasites in host cell may provide new way to fight malaria


April 4th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a new way to fight malaria - locking the disease-causing parasite inside the host cells.Led by Dr. Doron Greenbaum, Assistant ... Read more...

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Synthetic biology can prolong anti-malaria drug effectiveness


March 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Synthetic biology can provide a simpler and cheaper way of making artemisinin, the most powerful anti-malaria drug and also help prolong its effectiveness. Fermenting artemisinin via engineered microbes like ... Read more...

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Malarial parasites vulnerabilities uncovered


January 30th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): In a bid to combat malaria, scientists have made Plasmodium falciparum, one of the deadliest strains of malaria, to reveal its weak-links that could act as potential ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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Scientists block malarial parasite transmission in animal tests


June 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 10 (ANI): While performing animal tests, scientists have been able to prevent the malaria parasites from forming in mosquitoes by disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, ... Read more...

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