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2010-08-05 14:32:27

A newly described metabolic pathway used by malaria-causing parasites may help them survive inside human blood cells. The finding, by researchers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, clarifies the picture of parasite metabolism and provides clues to potential weak points in the pathway that might be attacked with drugs. In most living things, several major chemical processes involved in converting food to...

2010-06-26 04:04:20

Adding two agents to traditional treatment prevented brain damage in mice Using an experimental mouse model for malaria, an international group of scientists has discovered that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional antimalarial treatment may prevent long-lasting cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria. Their findings were published online June 24, 2010, in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Malaria, an infection caused by parasites that invade liver and red blood cells, is transmitted to...

2010-06-16 08:30:00

ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UCB (Euronext: UCB) and Immunomedics, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMU) announced new lupus drug candidate, epratuzumab, provided a significant reduction in disease activity in patients with moderate to severe active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) meeting in Rome from the phase IIb study, EMBLEM(TM), suggest promising results of epratuzumab in patients with SLE. EMBLEM(TM) was a 12-week,...

2010-06-09 07:20:00

LITTLETON, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNomads.com, a global travel services company, suggests easy-to-implement pre-departure and in-country health and safety guidelines if traveling to Soccer's World Cup in South Africa this June and July. Pre-Departure - Top 10 Medical Tips for Traveling to the World Cup Discuss health concerns with a medical doctor; update appropriate immunizations, including rabies, if plans call for hiking / camping; consider anti-malarial medications and...

2010-06-02 07:35:00

LITTLETON, Colo., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 1. Visit your doctor Visit your local doctor one month prior to your intended trip departure date. To discuss your travel plans, accommodation and potential health concerns or risks at your destination country. 2. Get your immunizations up to date Discuss with your doctor or a Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) about the current immunization recommendations for South Africa. Currently these include consideration for immunization...

2010-06-01 19:28:01

New treatments for malaria are possible after Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists found that molecules similar to the blood-thinning drug heparin can stop malaria from infecting red blood cells. Malaria is an infection of red blood cells that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The most common form of malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum which burrows into red blood cells where it rapidly multiplies, leading to massive numbers of parasites in the blood stream that can...

2010-05-26 09:55:39

As part of a multicenter study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a series of chemical compounds that might serve as starting points for the identification of new classes of anti-malarial drugs. "Malaria remains one of the most globally significant infectious diseases that we face," said Dr. Margaret Phillips, professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern and one of the senior authors of the study, which appeared in the May 20 issue of Nature. Malaria affects about 40...

2010-05-20 13:42:53

A study published May 19 in the journal Nature casts doubt on the widely held notion that warming global temperatures will lead to a future intensification of malaria and an expansion of its global range. The research, conducted by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), a multinational team of researchers funded mainly by the Wellcome Trust, suggests that current interventions could have a far more dramatic "“ and positive "“ effect on reducing the spread of malaria than any negative...

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2010-05-20 13:23:28

International collaboration led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists identifies promising compounds for anti-malarial drug development and launches a database to share findings, advance fight against a leading killer of the world's children An international team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators today released data detailing the effectiveness of nearly 310,000 chemicals against a malaria parasite that remains one of the world's leading killers of young...

2010-05-20 12:52:56

Contrary to a widespread assumption, global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and other factors that are at work to corral the disease. So concludes a team of scientists including two University of Florida researchers in a paper appearing in the May 20 issue of the journal Nature. Scientists and public policy makers have been concerned that warming temperatures would create conditions that would either push malaria into new areas or...


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