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2014-03-12 11:36:56

Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time.

Climate Change Allows Malaria To Reach New Heights
2014-03-07 05:27:57

Scientists have discovered the first concrete evidence that the mosquito-borne disease malaria travels to higher elevations during warmer years and returns to lower altitudes when temperatures become cooler.

2014-03-03 23:01:53

An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health.

Origin Of Deadly Human Malaria Parasite Linked To Primates In Africa
2014-02-21 14:47:20

An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa

2014-01-29 11:08:56

A school-based intermittent screening and treatment program for malaria in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children.

2014-01-03 15:16:01

A newly identified protein and other proteins it interacts with could become effective targets for new drugs to control the parasite that cause toxoplasmosis.

2013-12-23 11:07:23

Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying.

Chemical Modification In Human Malaria Parasite DNA Discovered
2013-12-11 13:24:24

Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs

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

Researchers have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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