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2013-12-02 12:25:49

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat anemia worldwide, there remains a surprisingly large global burden of the disease, particularly among young children and women, according to a new report on trends in anemia between 1990 and 2010. The report was published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Anemia is a complex condition characterized by a low level of hemoglobin, the...

Possible New Weapon Identified To Attack Parasites That CAuse Malaria
2013-11-27 17:08:48

University of California - San Diego Using advanced methodologies that pit drug compounds against specific types of malaria parasite cells, an international team of scientists, including researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria. Their findings are published in the November 27, 2013 advanced...

2013-11-21 15:40:55

An international group of scientists led by Tim Anderson Ph.D., at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Philip LoVerde Ph.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has identified the mutations that result in drug resistance in a parasite infecting 187 million people in South America, Africa and Asia. The new finding allows detailed understanding of the drugs' mechanism of action and raises prospects of improved therapies. "This is a major advance," said...

Scientists Urge Focus On New Branch Of Environmental Health
2013-11-20 09:49:14

Wildlife Conservation Society A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth's natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper's authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing and potential human health outcomes, including: Forest fires used...

2013-11-19 04:23:20

BLUE BELL, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) reported that the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) appointed Inovio's President and CEO, Dr. J. Joseph Kim, to the IVI Board of Trustees where he will serve a three-year term to oversee the governance and management of the institute. Internationally recognized vaccine experts Professor Fred Binka and Dr. George R. Siber were also named to the board today. The International Vaccine Institute...

2013-11-18 23:21:56

The world market for infectious disease tests is estimated at $14.5 billion in 2012 and should grow at a slightly higher rate than the rest of the diagnostics market. The finding was made in Kalorama Information’s new report, The “World Market for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests.” New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Increasing incidence of infectious disease is expected to make the market for infectious disease tests among the most dynamic in the in vitro diagnostics...

2013-11-14 13:04:52

Lower doses of the antimalarial drug primaquine are as effective as higher doses in reducing malaria transmission, according to a study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine researchers. Primaquine is one of the few antimalarial drugs that targets the transmission stages of the malaria parasite, the gametocytes, and is therefore considered to be an important tool for malaria elimination. However, standard doses of the drug...

2013-11-14 12:45:34

Partners agree on approach for developing vaccines capable of reducing malaria cases by 75 percent, and to enable malaria elimination The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75 percent, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, launched today. This new target comes in addition to the original 2006 Roadmap's goal of having a licensed vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria,...

2013-11-14 12:27:49

Novartis' Chairman of the Board Dr. Joerg Reinhardt and Time Warner Inc.'s Gary Ginsberg were also honored for their contributions to the fight against malaria NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an inspiring awards dinner Monday night, Malaria No More presented Former United States Secretary of State and Former Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Global Leadership Award. Secretary Clinton was honored for her remarkable commitment and...

2013-11-13 13:27:31

A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases, a new WSU-led study has found. Researchers discovered that simple modifications to the drug furamidine have a major impact on its ability to affect specific human proteins involved in the on-off switches of certain genes. “This was rather unexpected, given how relatively simple the molecules are that we modified and how difficult it has been to affect...


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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