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2010-02-04 12:13:03

Global partnership enabled testing in Mali, West Africa, where malaria threat is high A new vaccine to prevent the deadly malaria infection has shown promise to protect the most vulnerable patients "” young children "” against the disease, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and the Malaria Research and Training Center at the University of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. In a new...

2009-11-18 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While efforts to control and eliminate malaria have made great strides during the past five years, the looming specter of drug resistance heightens the importance of continued research and development for new tools to assure continued success, according to malaria scientists and public health experts appearing today on Capitol Hill. The briefing, sponsored by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), PATH, and Malaria No...

2009-11-03 14:08:36

Pivotal testing of RTS,S is on track for target enrollment of 16,000 children A pivotal efficacy trial of RTS,S, the world's most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, is now underway in seven African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The trial, which is expected to involve up to 16,000 children, is on schedule, with more than 5,000 children already enrolled, researchers announced Tuesday at the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria...

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2009-03-31 09:24:06

Targeting mosquito larval populations may be an effective intervention to help control malaria in urban situations, a study published yesterday suggests. The research, conducted in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania, has re-opened the debate on whether malaria can be controlled with larvicides, insecticides which kill mosquitoes in their water-borne larval stages of development. Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases, killing over one million people each year, mainly young...

2008-12-08 10:25:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that the world's most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate provides both infants and young children with significant protection against malaria. Two separate phase II trials reaffirmed earlier study results and support the ongoing efforts, pending regulatory approvals, to launch the phase III study of GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) Biologicals' RTS,S/AS vaccine...

2008-08-26 03:00:56

Text of report by Kakaire Kirunda entitled "Uganda prepares for malaria vaccine trials" published by leading privately-owned Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor website on 26 August Uganda is set to receive a grant of more than 300,000 euros (about 690m shillings) this year to prepare for a malaria vaccine trial by the faculty of medicine at Makerere University. The money is to be sourced for by the African Malaria Network Trust (Amanet), the organisation's managing trustee, Prof Wen...

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2005-11-15 11:30:00

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE -- Hopes for an effective vaccine against malaria were boosted on Tuesday by new research showing an experimental shot can protect children for at least 18 months. Malaria kills one African child every 30 seconds and doctors consider a vaccine as the best hope in the war on the mosquito-borne disease. Researchers told a medical conference in Cameroon that GlaxoSmithKline Plc's vaccine reduced cases of life-threatening malaria by 49 percent and all clinical cases by 35...

2005-11-14 12:37:51

Yaound©, Cameroon (14 November 2005)--Achieving victory over malaria in Africa, a disease that each year kills millions and imposes costs that cripple entire economies, requires a new internationally funded effort dedicated to training and supporting a critical mass of African malaria researchers, according to a new plan launched today by the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) at the Fourth MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference in Yaound©, Cameroon. "While the work of scientists...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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