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Boosting A Malaria Vaccine
2013-12-27 12:34:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Thursday, a prominent malaria vaccine could be drastically improved by utilizing the right mix of proteins taken from the surface of the virus. The study researchers focused on the virus’ AMA1 protein, which the human body recognizes and uses to stimulate an immune response. However, the protein exists in multiple strains – causing problems for researchers looking to...

2013-12-23 11:07:23

Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. In a study published in Nature Chemistry, they show that blocking the activity of an enzyme called NMT in the most common malaria parasite prevents mice from showing symptoms and extends their lifespan. The team are working to design molecules that target NMT more potently, and hope to start clinical trials of potential treatments within four years. A...

Potential Malaria Vaccine Blocks Parasite
2013-12-17 09:59:38

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There is new hope for the billions of people exposed to malaria each year. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have discovered a way to block the malaria parasite from invading the blood cells. Using this new research, scientists from NTU are seeking to team up with the vaccine development industry to produce a malaria vaccine. If the process is accelerated by these companies, lead scientist...

2013-12-12 23:04:31

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The contract has been awarded following two other successful projects in Sierra Leone and Cameroon, and will focus this time on South Sudan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations...

2013-12-11 23:03:56

Despite gains, recent financial shortfalls and delays in the delivery of commodities have slowed progress, demonstrating the fragility of past success, according to findings of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013, released today, notes continued progress to significantly reduce malaria cases and deaths. But the report also documents that financial shortfalls in 2011...

Chemical Modification In Human Malaria Parasite DNA Discovered
2013-12-11 13:24:24

University of California - Riverside Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs Say "malaria" and most people think "mosquito," but the buzzing, biting insect is merely the messenger, delivering the Plasmodium parasites that sickened more than 200 million people globally in 2010 and killed about 660,000. Worse, the parasite is showing resistance to artemisinin, the most effective drug for...

2013-12-04 23:22:29

Statement of Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) commends the many nations, private organizations, and individuals who committed to supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) during Tuesday’s replenishment conference in Washington, D.C. “We are at a historic moment in the fight against HIV,...

2013-12-04 10:38:28

An analysis of patients from across the malaria endemic world suggests that a key antimalarial treatment could be improved by better dosing in young children Antimalarial drug resistance has hampered malaria control programs for almost 60 years. A key factor in combatting this threat is to ensure that all antimalarial drugs are deployed in a way that ensures that the maximum number of patients are completely cured. A study published this week in PLOS Medicine explores this issue by...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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