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The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Germany used high-resolution structural biology methods to investigate the different versions of this protein in the parasite in high detail.
A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance.
Children in Mali (and many other regions where malaria is common) are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times.
Malaria-related complications remain a major cause of death for children in many parts of the world.
Nothing But Nets Mascot Encourages Kids to Score a Goal, Send a Net, Save a Life Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Mozzie the Mosquito, who helps
Imagine No Malaria asks supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media about this killer disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds. Nashville,
Local team’s mosquito control service helps protect residents from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry with an innovative residential mosquito spray system. Woolwich
Innovative residential mosquito and tick control solution now available for Massachusetts residents HANOVER, MA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --
CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Technical Commission for Biosecurity (CTNBio), the collegiate body responsible for approval and regulation
Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.
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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