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Only Few Seabird Species Contract Avian Malaria
2011-12-13 04:02:07

Seabirds often live in large colonies in very confined spaces. Parasites, such as fleas and ticks, take advantage of this ideal habitat with its rich supply of nutrition. As a result, they can transmit blood parasites like avian malaria to the birds.

2011-12-08 10:26:42

An antimalarial agent developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University proved effective at clearing infections caused by the malaria parasite most lethal to humans – by literally starving the parasites to death.

2011-12-01 19:15:34

A mutation on the surface of human red blood cells provides protection against malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium vivax.

Breakthrough In The Battle Against Malaria
2011-11-30 05:54:45

An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in the fight against malaria, paving the way for the development of new drugs to treat the deadly disease.

2011-11-18 03:52:02

Researchers have discovered a group of chemical compounds that might one day be developed into drugs that can treat malaria infection in both the liver and the bloodstream.

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.

Malaria Parasite Discovery May Lead To Vaccine
2011-11-10 14:08:10

Researchers have revealed a new discovery in understanding how a malaria parasite invades human red blood cells.

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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.