Tag: malaria

How the immune system fights off malaria

The parasites that cause malaria are exquisitely adapted to the various hosts they infect — so studying the disease in mice doesn’t necessarily reveal...

Can food production increase without disease risk?

It’s an age-old dilemma. In order to produce more food in poorer, less-developed countries, you need water. But, for many regions, the water brings...

Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine

This study suggests that genetically engineered malaria parasites that are stunted through precise gene deletions (genetically attenuated parasites, or "GAP") could be used as...

FDA toughens malaria drug labeling because sometimes it makes you crazy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about strengthened and updated warnings regarding neurologic and psychiatric side effects associated with...

Mosquito behavior may be immune response, not parasite manipulation

Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos' immune response, according...

Mosquito genetic complexity makes them harder to control

A surprising research discovery in mosquitoes could affect future prospects for malaria control.A team of scientists from West Africa, the United States and the...

Drug may be major advance against malaria

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center have developed a drug that may represent one of the world's...

Ultrasound shows effect of malaria on fetal growth

A study of almost 3800 pregnancies has provided the most accurate and direct evidence to date that malaria infection reduces early fetal growth. Low...

2,000-year-old herb regulates autoimmunity and inflammation

For roughly two thousand years, Chinese herbalists have treated Malaria using a root extract, commonly known as Chang Shan, from a type of hydrangea...

New candidate malaria vaccine neutralises parasite strains

A new candidate malaria vaccine with the potential to neutralise all strains of the most deadly species of malaria parasite has been developed by...

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