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Researchers Discover Achilles Heel Of The Plasmodium And Aim A Molecular Arrow To Destroy It
2014-03-12 15:01:18

Université de Genève The malaria parasite is particularly pernicious since it is built to develop resistance to treatments. The lack of new therapeutic approaches also contributes to the persistence of this global scourge. A study led by Didier Picard, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, describes a new class of molecules targeting the two problems at the same time. Using ultra sophisticated computerised modelling tools, the researchers...

2014-03-12 08:29:58

DUBLIN, Mar. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6ns9jw/rapid_medical ) has announced the addition of the "Rapid Medical Diagnostic Kits Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Rapid medical diagnostics are tools for detection of various infectious diseases caused by virus and bacteria. Since the last decade remarkable prevalence of infectious diseases has been...

2014-03-11 08:32:02

Company Expands Commitment with Global Dengue/Malaria Disease Prevention Program RACINE, Wis., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue and malaria, affect millions of adults and children globally each year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold in the past 50 years.* SC Johnson, the global leader in pest control, recognizes the need to address this threat and has expanded its commitment to...

2014-03-10 23:22:55

Community Based – Malaria, Anemia Program aims to help women in Senegal. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The Women’s World Health Initiative (WWHI) announced today the launch of the Community Based – Malaria, Anemia program (CB-MAP) in the Saraya health district of Senegal. The aim of the program is to accelerate the reduction of anemia among pregnant and postpartum women, one of the identified contributors to the high rate of mortality among women and children in Senegal...

2014-03-10 08:30:12

Multi-center collaboration aims to advance neutralizing antibody research from preclinical to clinical trials. SEATTLE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced that it has received a seven year Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop a vaccine that would elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1. Seattle BioMed will lead a consortium...

Climate Change Allows Malaria To Reach New Heights
2014-03-07 05:27:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Michigan have discovered the first concrete evidence that the mosquito-borne disease malaria travels to higher elevations during warmer years and returns to lower altitudes when temperatures become cooler. In research appearing in the March 7 edition of Science, the study authors reviewed records from the highland regions of Colombia and...

2014-03-03 23:01:53

An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Malaria has been around for millennia, and there are written references to it from early societies in China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Each year an estimated 500 million people are infected worldwide, making malaria a major public health concern. Some countries still experience malaria epidemics, which can also...

2014-02-24 23:29:12

Thomas R. Reich PhD is an Ichthyologist noted for his work in aquariums and ornamental ponds around the world, he developed a way to control the mosquito larva before they even become mosquitoes, right in the ponds and lakes the way nature engineered it! (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Florida Pond Management, an organization involved in the health of ponds and lakes in Florida to Louisiana, announces a non-chemical approach to Mosquito control. Tait Carson, the company’s founder explained,...

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Barbara K. Kennedy, Penn State University 23 February 2014 — Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health. The protein, AP2-G, is necessary for activating a set of genes that initiate the development of gametocytes -- the...

2014-02-21 23:03:30

A not-for-profit research institute and a Canadian biopharmaceutical company have taken up residence. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 A non-profit research organization and an R&D startup have joined the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia. Both the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute (PDDI) and Viventia Bio Inc. will focus on the research and development of drugs for the healthcare industry. The PDDI is a...


Latest Malaria Reference Libraries

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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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