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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.
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Almost 3.3 billion people, half of the world's population, risk being infected with malaria.
Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children.
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.
Malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, remains one of the main causes of death worldwide.
Scientists are making strides against cerebral malaria, a fatal form of malaria in children that can ravage the brain and is extremely difficult to treat.
Scientists reported on Wednesday that the human eye could help doctors understand how an acute form of malaria attacks the brain, a discovery shedding light on new and better treatments for one of Africa's biggest killers.
U.S. scientists say they have discovered what drives the development of cerebral malaria -- a fatal form of the disease that occurs mostly in children.
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