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2011-09-07 12:42:55

Interventions targeting malaria, such as insecticide-treated bed nets, antimalarial drugs and mosquito control, could substantially reduce cases of bacteraemia, which kill hundreds of thousands of children each year in Africa and worldwide.

2011-09-07 11:14:13

In several sub-Saharan African countries, the rapid, widespread implementation of insecticide treated nets (often referred to as ITNs—which can prevent malaria by protecting those sleeping under them from the bites of night-flying, malaria parasite-carrying mosquitoes) has been accompanied by significant reductions in child deaths, real life findings that reflect the results of clinical trials and support continued efforts to scale-up and maintain ITN coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2011-09-06 13:25:32

Government researchers said on Monday that a tick-born infection known as Babesiosis is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply.

2011-09-01 11:58:38

An investigation into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed that it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream thanks in part to a single, crucial chemical that the parasite produces internally.

2011-08-31 12:39:54

A novel technique to "tame" the malaria parasite, by forcing it to depend on an external supply of a vital chemical, has been developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco.

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2011-08-19 15:56:23

Researchers have discovered that male rats infected with the parasite Toxoplasma respond strongly to the odor of cat urine.

2011-08-18 14:41:32

New research shows how a brain parasite can manipulate rodent fear responses for the parasite's own benefit.

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2011-08-09 11:05:00

Scientists have created spermless mosquitoes in an effort to curb the spread of malaria.

2011-08-05 13:58:06

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have uncovered a novel DNA-sensing pathway important to the triggering of an innate immune response for malaria.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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