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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...

2012-10-25 09:20:04

Tokyo, Oct 25, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has signed a global agreement with Brazil's Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz ("Fiocruz") aimed at collaborations to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).Under the global agreement, Eisai and Fiocruz will identify research development collaborations targeting Eisai compounds for indications of malaria and NTDs. For the first collaboration, it has been decided to begin studies on...

2011-04-21 14:48:18

Almost 3.3 billion people, half of the world's population, risk being infected with malaria. Despite having effective means against malaria, the WHO reports 250 million cases of malaria each year and more than 700,000 related deaths. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have now discovered that EPO, the doping drug known from professional cycling, can significantly reduce cerebral malaria related deaths. When more than 700,000 people die from malaria each year it is due to two grave...

2010-11-16 19:46:12

Study reveals true effects of malaria on African generations 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. The research "“ led by Gretchen Birbeck, an associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology in Michigan State University's College of...

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...

2010-06-17 12:54:12

Malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, remains one of the main causes of death worldwide. An international team of researchers lead by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, IGC, scientist Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, has identified the first genetic risk factors for the development of cerebral malaria in Angolan children, a severe manifestation of malaria infection. These findings, just published in the journal Plos One (*), are the outcome of a...

2010-06-01 19:26:23

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. New research points to platelets "“ known for their role in blood clotting "“ as playing an important role in the disease, stimulating the immune system and turning on molecules that increase inflammation. The inflammation leads to the obstruction of blood vessels in the brain, causing brain damage similar to that seen with a...

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2009-01-15 17:00:00

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. Tests in patients have shown for the first time that the build-up of infected blood cells in the narrow blood vessels of the brain leads to a potentially lethal lack of oxygen to the brain. Eye exams detected tiny blood vessel blockages in the brains of people with cerebral...

2008-08-20 15:01:11

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. Johns Hopkins University researchers say they found red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite activate platelets to secrete the PF4 protein, which triggers the immune system to inflame blood vessels and obstruct capillaries in the brain -- both hallmarks of cerebral malaria. "Cerebral malaria is lethal 20 percent of the time in the...


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