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2013-06-13 23:23:22

Ghanaian Mothers' Hope, Inc. announces collaboration with 7 year old Owen Levine helping him to implement his plans for his 8th Birthday Party so that money is collected to provide children in Ghana with malaria nets instead of birthday presents for himself. Towson, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 7 year old Owen Levine, anticipating his upcoming 8th Birthday, asked his family to help him organize a party that would help the children in Africa who were dying from malaria. “Could my friends...

2013-05-30 23:24:47

Pro-Bono Work Using Freeslate CM3 Reaction Screening System Achieved Near 100 Percent Chiral Resolution for Important Drug Intermediate SUNNYVALE, Calif (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research solutions, today announced outcomes following a pro-bono study with researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey working with Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV, http://www.mmv.org) to discover new antimalarial agents. Using Freeslate´s CM3...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-09 11:57:39

Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease. The screening tool could be a game-changer in resource-limited rural health clinics where workers see hundreds of children with malaria each day and must decide which patients can be sent home with oral drugs and which need to be taken to hospitals for more comprehensive care. “Rural...

Chronic Disease In Toxoplasma Infections Controlled By Plant Proteins
2013-04-09 10:14:40

University of South Florida University of South Florida-led research sheds light on malaria-related parasite's transition from acute to chronic stage A new discovery about the malaria-related parasite Toxoplasma gondii -- which can threaten babies, AIDS patients, the elderly and others with weakened immune function -- may help solve the mystery of how this single-celled parasite establishes life-long infections in people. The study, led by a University of South Florida research team,...

2013-02-07 23:01:53

The Malik and FriendsTM children´s book series (http://www.malikandfriends.com) now has corresponding lesson plans based on each book free for download. The books, targeted to kids ages 3 to 8, highlights different parts of the world, global issues, friendship, and problem-solving. Global issues tackled in the series include malaria, water conservation and sanitation, natural disasters, and literacy. (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 The Malik and FriendsTM children´s book series,...

Long-sought Vaccines For Deadly Parasite Closer To Reality According To New Study
2012-12-13 14:18:47

Cell Press [ Watch The Video ] One major cause of illness from food-borne diseases is the parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). New insights into how the immune system combats T. gondii are provided in a study published by Cell Press December 13th in the journal Immunity. The findings could lead to the development of long-sought vaccines to protect against T. gondii and related parasites. To fight off pathogens, the immune system relies on Toll-like receptors (TLRs)–a class...

2012-12-12 15:33:18

Long ago, when life on our planet was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae floating in the vast prehistoric ocean swam freely by beating whip-like tails, called flagella. It's a relatively unremarkable tale, except that now, over 800 million years later, these organisms have evolved into parasites that threaten human health, and their algal past in the ocean may be the key to stopping them. The organisms are called Apicomplexa, but are better known as the parasites that...

2012-12-07 16:36:43

A new study demonstrates for the first time how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite enters the brain to influence its host's behavior. This research was led by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University in Sweden publishes today in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens. The Toxoplasma gondii parasite causes toxoplasmosis. The parasite is common and infects between 30 and 50 per cent of the global population. It also infects animals, especially domestic cats. Human...


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