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2014-04-24 23:13:04

NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, stands with its partners and participating communities to call for international action on World Malaria Day, April 25. Today we announce exciting program updates and include an inspiring story from George Bisoga, the program coordinator in Kindu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s...

2014-04-24 23:02:00

MLS to Donate $10 for Every Save during Matches in April Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Major League Soccer have teamed up, rallying soccer fans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” During the month of April, MLS will donate a $10 bed net to Nothing But Nets for every save made by a goalkeeper during regular-season games, and have asked soccer fans to donate to the campaign as well. The month-long campaign by...

2014-04-24 23:00:23

UN Special Envoy acknowledges progress to date in the malaria effort on World Malaria Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Speaking on the occasion of World Malaria Day, The UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria acknowledged progress in the effort against the disease and noted opportunities and challenges ahead in the effort to reduce mortality to under 100,000 by the end of 2015. “On this sixth annual World Malaria Day, we have entered a new era in the...

How Does The Immune System Protects Children From Malaria?
2014-04-18 13:30:52

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or mitigate the disease...

Malaria Pathogen's Cellular Skeleton Under A Super-microscope
2014-04-18 13:17:53

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research This news release is available in German. 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. Their results, published in the scientific journal...

2014-04-18 12:38:12

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, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. Led by U. of I. chemistry professor Eric Oldfield, the team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug can be tweaked to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria –...

2014-04-18 12:07:29

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. To understand how the immune system manages to prevent malaria fever in most cases, Peter Crompton, from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and colleagues in the US and in Mali, analyzed immune cells from healthy children before the malaria season and from the same children after...

2014-04-18 12:06:02

Malaria-related complications remain a major cause of death for children in many parts of the world. Why some children develop these complications while others don't is still not understood. A multidisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians under the direction of Peter Nilsson (SciLifeLab and KTH, Sweden), Mats Wahlgren (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes (Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK) and Olugbemiro Sodeinde (College of Medicine, University of Ibadan,...

2014-04-16 23:03:23

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 spread the buzz about malaria for the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, will be making his debut at the White House Easter Egg Roll this year. The 2014 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into...

2014-04-16 23:02:05

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, TN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Imagine No Malaria Asks Supporters to “Cover the ‘Net” for World Malaria Day As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, Imagine No Malaria is asking supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media networks about this killer disease that claims the life of a child...


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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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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