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2011-11-18 03:34:40

A international team led by scientists from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to a new generation of antimalarial drugs capable of not only alleviating symptoms but also preventing the deadly disease.

2011-11-15 20:57:35

A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and their Zambian colleagues detected contrasting patterns of drug resistance in malaria-causing parasites taken from both humans and mosquitoes in rural Zambia.

2011-11-09 10:05:25

For some time now, artemisinin, derived from a Chinese herb, has been the most powerful treatment available against malaria.

2011-11-09 09:59:16

A large study from Africa, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, has found that in a direct comparison, three types of new, fast-acting antimalarial artemisinin-based combination therapy drugs (ACTs), which comprise artemisinin derivatives in combination with a partner antimalarial drug, AL (artesunate–mefloquine), ASAQ (artesunate–amodiaquine) and DHAPQ (dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine) are all effective for treating children with uncomplicated malaria.

Image 1 - Which Came First? Humans Or Malaria?
2011-11-03 03:41:16

Malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and monkeys.

2011-11-01 15:17:14

A new research technology is revealing how humans develop immunity to malaria, and could assist programs aimed at eradicating this parasitic disease.

2011-10-27 10:24:16

A new malaria vaccine could be the first to tackle different forms of the disease and help those most vulnerable to infection.

2011-10-06 09:11:27

Indoor spraying with the insecticide bendiocarb has dramatically decreased malaria transmission in many parts of Benin, new evidence that insecticides remain a potent weapon for fighting malaria in Africa despite the rapid rise of resistance to an entire class of mosquito-killing compounds.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.