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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...

2013-12-03 00:21:09

Unique production platform produces complex proteins more cost-effectively to address a global health priority with no current effective cure COPENHAGEN, Denmark and SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CMC Biologics, known for its technical excellence in process development and cGMP manufacture of protein therapeutics, announced that earlier this year it entered into an agreement with the University of Copenhagen for process development and cGMP clinical production of VAR2CSA for a...

2013-12-02 21:41:35

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. Anemia is a complex condition characterized by a low level of hemoglobin, the protein that binds to oxygen in the lungs and carries it to all parts...

2013-12-02 16:24:06

Administration Commits to Providing up to $5 Billion Over Next Three Years WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an address recognizing World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. Administration will commit up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Specifically, he said the United States will contribute $1 for every $2 provided by other donors worldwide through 2016, up to $5...

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...


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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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