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2013-11-01 11:06:00

Malaria is one of the major infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitos, with enormous impact on quality of life.

West African Bats Are Hosts To Multitude Of Different Haemosporidian Parasites
2013-10-21 13:55:21

In Europe, bats are normally discussed in the context of endangered species threatened by loss of their habitats. However, in recent years, bats have caught the eye of infection biologists.

Soaring Variety Of Malaria Parasites Found In Bats
2013-10-07 16:10:08

Researchers have discovered a surprising diversity of malaria parasites in West African bats as well as new evidence of evolutionary jumps to rodent hosts.

2013-09-18 15:46:44

Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.

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

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.

2013-07-11 14:26:16

Human migrations—from the prehistoric epoch to the present day—have extended cultures across the globe.

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

Using faecal 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.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.