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2011-03-09 17:26:00

First new lupus drug approved in 56 years SILVER SPRING, Md., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Benlysta (belimumab) to treat patients with active, autoantibody-positive lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) who are receiving standard therapy, including corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Benlysta is delivered...

2011-03-08 15:38:21

A group of researchers from EPFL's Global Health Institute (GHI) and Inserm (Institut National de la Sant© et de la Recherche M©dicale, the French government agency for biomedical research) has discovered that a class of chemotherapy drugs originally designed to inhibit key signaling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes malaria. The discovery could quickly open up a whole new strategy for combating this deadly disease. The research, published online in the...

2011-02-24 07:10:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Mama Dorcas Against Malaria (MADAM) for a donation of Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs). Bestnet recently donated the 500 Netprotect® LLINs that were distributed in the Rachuonyo District on December 20th, 2010 during a Free Medical Camp sponsored by Mama Dorcas Against Malaria (MADAM), the...

2011-02-21 14:25:33

There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water and spend much of their larval stage feeding on fungi and microorganisms at the water surface. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Parasites and Vectors presents a method of dispersing pathogenic fungi as a means of preventing the spread of...

2011-02-02 01:21:16

Separate trials in Mali and Burkino Faso find substantial protective effect in children of combining IPTc with bednets Two separate studies "“ carried out in Burkina Faso and Mali"“ have found that combining intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children (IPTc) with insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) can substantially reduce the incidence of severe malaria. A third study carried out in The Gambia supported the findings, reporting that IPTc treatment was not only easily...

2011-02-02 01:19:40

Three randomized controlled trials published in this week's PLoS Medicine show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children adds to the benefit of sleeping under bednets and that this public health intervention is best delivered by community-based, volunteer village health workers. Two randomized controlled trials (with over 3000 children in each study) carried out by a team of researchers led by Diadier Diallo from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...

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2011-01-13 08:00:00

A drug-resistant strain of malaria could spread from southeast Asia to Africa in as little as three months, which puts millions of children at risk, according to a warning from a leading expert Wednesday. Nicholas White, professor of tropical medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, said its time to bring a war against malaria before it is too late. The new strain is resistant to the drug artemisinin that was first used along the Thai-Cambodian border in 2007. The new longer-to-treat form...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This medical condition is currently endemic in 21 countries across Latin America killing more people in the region each year than any other parasite-born disease including malaria. Moreover its prevalence is growing in non-endemic developed countries including Australia, USA, Japan, Spain and more with around 8 million cases and 100 million people at risk. The novel compounds identified demonstrated oral activity in an in-vivo mouse model...

2010-11-30 13:15:05

Giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention that can substantially improve the management of childhood malaria in remote African settings, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researcher Yesim Tozan, PhD, (link to profile: http://sph.bu.edu/tozan) The study, which appears online Nov. 29 in The Lancet , builds on previous research that found...

2010-11-09 07:05:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB (EURONEXT: UCB) and U.S. based partner Immunomedics Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMU) announced that results from the phase IIb study, EMBLEM(TM), showed that certain doses of epratuzumab were associated with a meaningful and statistically significant* reduction in disease activity in adult patients with moderate to severe active SLE. The EMBLEM(TM) study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of epratuzumab (in combination with immunosuppressants)...


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