Latest Plasmodium Stories
Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time.
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.
An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March
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.
An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa
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.
A newly identified protein and other proteins it interacts with could become effective targets for new drugs to control the parasite that cause toxoplasmosis.
Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying.
Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs
Researchers have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.