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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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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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Deadliest form of malaria can be wiped out in a decade


October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) The deadliest type of malaria could be wiped out in most parts of the world in 10 to 15 years, scientists are predicting on the basis of data ... 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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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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New discovery paves way for effective malaria vaccine


June 18th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers has made a novel discovery that offers new hope for an effective vaccine against malaria in the future.Plasmodium falciparum, a blood parasite that ... 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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Truths About Tutankhamun: Club Foot And Other Disorders


February 17th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to latest researches, Tutankhamun, one of the most celebrated pharaohs, had died of malaria and also sported a club foot. The genetic researches proved the ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to counter malaria drug resistance


February 17th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An international group of researchers has used genomics to decode the blueprint of Plasmodium falciparum - a strain of malaria most resistant to drugs that causes the most ... Read more...

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King Tut didn’t die of malaria, say experts


February 17th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Experts have challenged a research team's findings on the Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun that he had died because of malaria.Just a few days back, a research team had claimed ... Read more...

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World’s first in-depth study of malaria parasite genome completed


February 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences have completed the world's first in-depth study of the malaria parasite genome.The groundbreaking research could lead to ... 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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Protein group prime candidate for potent malaria vaccine


January 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein group that could be worked into the first ever potent malaria vaccine. Presently no vaccine against malaria is available, but it could be developed ... Read more...

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How malaria parasites manage to outwit our immune system


December 1st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that malaria parasites are able to disguise themselves to avoid the host's immune system.Malaria is caused by a parasite, which is injected into ... Read more...

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Orissa launches programme to fight malaria


November 19th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Orissa Wednesday launched a special programme to fight malaria that kills around 250 people in the state every year, health department officials said. The programme 'Mo Masari' (my mosquito ... Read more...

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Human trials of malaria vaccine may start next year


August 24th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A malaria vaccine, the first of its kind, will be ready for human trials early next year, a researcher said. It has worked perfectly in trials with mice. The ... Read more...

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New immunization method may induce fast, effective protection against malaria parasite


July 31st, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): An international team of researchers from Singapore, The Netherlands and France have developed a novel immunization method that may induce fast and effective protection in humans against the ... Read more...

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Malaria parasite developing drug resistance in Cambodia


July 30th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Malaria parasites in western Cambodia are becoming increasingly resistant to artemisinin-based therapies, say researchers.Artemisinin-based therapies are the first-line treatment for malaria, which is caused by most deadly ... Read more...

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Human trials for first genetically engineered malaria vaccine to begin soon


July 29th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, has created a weakened strain of the malaria parasite that will be used ... Read more...

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CellScope - fluorescence microscope - can help diagnose diseases


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): US researchers have developed a cell phone microscope, or CellScope, that not only takes color images of malaria parasites, but also of tuberculosis bacteria labeled with fluorescent markers.Brainchild ... Read more...

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Novel way to stop malarial parasite growth found


May 19th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found a novel way to stop malarial parasite growth.According to researchers, the new finding could guide the development ... 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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Chemicals could kill most deadly malaria-causing parasite


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A team of British scientists has created chemicals that have the potential to kill the most deadly malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum - including those resistant to existing drugs.Researchers ... Read more...

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Comprehensive global malaria map may help eliminate the disease


March 24th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): An international team of researchers has created a global map that shows the proportion of malaria infected population at locations throughout the globe a development which can ... 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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Novel antibiotic class found effective against malaria parasite


November 5th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A new class of antimicrobial agent with broad-spectrum activity has been found effective against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that is responsible for the most lethal form of ... Read more...

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Targeting malarias sticky proteins could put an end to the disease


July 10th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers have identified a key mechanism that enables malaria-infected red blood cells to stick to the walls of blood vessels and avoid being ... Read more...

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Defence experts researching ways to check malaria in northeast


May 6th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, May 6 (IANS) Defence experts and union health ministry officials are conducting separate studies on the spread of malaria in the northeast, officials said here Tuesday. The northeast is a known ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover mystery behind failure of DNA-based anti-malaria vaccines


April 24th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Florida State University biologists claimed to have solved the mystery behind the failure of DNA-based anti-malaria vaccines to protect children suffering from the disease.They have discovered ... Read more...

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Rare genetic disease mutation protects against malaria


April 17th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The mutation that causes the rare genetic disease pyruvate kinase deficiency protects against malaria, states a new study.Approximately 1 in 20,000 people have two copies of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin A, zinc supplements lower malaria risk in children


February 6th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington. Feb 6 (ANI): Adequate diet with supplements of Vitamin A and Zinc can help in protecting young children from malaria.A new study at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante ... 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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