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2013-08-19 08:29:04

REHOVOT, Israel, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd., (TASE: DPRM) announced today on-line publication of promising results with its drug candidates, DP-460 and DP-b99, in models of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) and malaria. These exciting results, demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's proprietary platform technology, Membrane Active Chelators (MAC), to address these devastating parasitic diseases. Malaria and HAT are a major world health problem with...

2013-08-08 16:26:39

Vaccine was Safe, Easily Administered and Highly Protective ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a phase I clinical trial of the Sanaria(®) PfSPZ Vaccine to combat malaria, published today in the online issue of Science magazine, show that the vaccine provided complete protection against malaria in subjects who were exposed to Plasmodium falciparum parasites. Plasmodium falciparum is the malaria parasite that causes more than 600,000 deaths annually. "While...

Drugmaker Develops 100 Percent Effective Malaria Vaccine
2013-08-08 15:25:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists have for the first time developed a vaccine for malaria that has been found to be 100 percent effective in a small clinical trial. The vaccine, known as PfSPZ Vaccine, was developed by Sanaria Inc. in Rockville, Maryland and has so far been shown to be safe, generating an immune system response in healthy adults. Publishing the results of the early-stage clinical trial in the August 8 issue of Science,...

2013-07-11 14:26:16

Human migrations—from the prehistoric epoch to the present day—have extended cultures across the globe. With these travelers have come unwanted stowaways: mosquito-borne parasites belonging to the Plasmodium species— a group responsible for malaria worldwide. Ananias Escalante, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, as part of a team of collaborators from 10 countries, has been tracking the...

Adult Wild Chimpanzees Have Developed A Certain Immunity Against Malaria Parasites
2013-05-29 09:57:59

Max Planck Institute Wild great apes are widely infected with malaria parasites. Yet, nothing is known about the biology of these infections in the wild. Using fecal samples collected from wild chimpanzees, an international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin has now investigated the effect of the animals´ age on malaria parasite detection rates. The data show a strong association between...

Behavior Of Mosquitos May Be Immune Response, Not Parasite Manipulation
2013-05-22 14:30:43

Penn State Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos' immune response, according to Penn State entomologists. "Normally, after a female mosquito ingests a blood meal, she matures her eggs and does not take another one until the meal is digested," said Lauren J. Cator, postdoctoral fellow in entomology and a member of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State. "If infected,...

2013-05-16 15:03:30

Malarial parasite may change mosquito olfactory system, enhance attraction to human odor Mosquitoes infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum are significantly more attracted to human odors than uninfected mosquitoes, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by James Logan and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. The authors investigated the response of mosquitoes infected with P. falciparum malaria...

2013-05-15 12:33:08

Further tests to commence regarding use as potential vaccine SEATTLE, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL), a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts for industries including health, wellness, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical, today announced that the Company's Phytofare(TM) Catechin Extract has proven effective in killing the malaria parasite, plasmodium falciparum, in analytical tests developed by and conducted under the supervision of Dr....

2013-03-25 10:35:50

Griffith University researchers map out new approach An international study, involving researchers from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute, has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs. Professor Vicky Avery from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute is co-author of the paper "Quinolone-3-Diarylethers: a new class of drugs for a new era of malaria eradication" which has been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine....

2013-03-06 10:31:54

Early diagnosis and treatment with antimalarial drugs (ACTs–artemisinin based combination treatments) has been linked to a reduction in malaria in the migrant population living on the Thai-Myanmar border, despite evidence of increasing resistance to ACTs in this location, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as this study suggests that alternative treatments are urgently needed to replace the failing...