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Developing A Malaria Vaccine

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:44

Newly discovered antibodies might help block a key signaling pathway that the malaria parasite uses to gain entry to the host's red blood cells.

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Malaria Reaches 40-Year High In The US

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:26

The CDC reported that 2011 marked a 40-year high in malaria cases mainly due to people traveling to countries where the disease is endemic.

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New Method Of Mosquito ‘Birth Control’ Could Lead To Prevention Of Malaria

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 17:00

Researchers of a mosquito species discover that during sex, a male hormone stimulates egg development. Someday, they hope to impair the ability of the species to reproduce and so prevent malaria.

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First Malaria Vaccine Could Hit The Market In Africa By 2015

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:34

GlaxoSmithKline hopes to have the first ever malaria vaccine reach children in Africa by 2015.

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UK To Give $1.6 Billion To Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:07

Britain’s promise to provide $1.6 billion to a global fundraising group is the second largest amount of money pledged, next to the U.S.

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Army Special Forces Ordered To Stop Taking Anti-Malarial Drug

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:37

A prescription ban for the anti-malarial drug mefloquine has been issued for the US Army’s elite forces, including the Green Berets.

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China's Xi Jinping Meets With African Leaders On Healthcare: China To Continue Medical Help

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 18:01

The Chinese-African medical relationship has been in place since the mid 20th century, and Chinese President Xi plans to strengthen it in the coming years.

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Malaria Breakthrough: New Vaccine Shows Promise In Small-Scale Trial

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:54

A new malaria vaccine has been tested on a small group of volunteers, US health officials announced Thursday.

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Body Harmony: Sound Waves Used To Test For Blood Disorders

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:05

When hit with laser light, blood cells emit sound waves that could be used to diagnose blood disorders, according to research from Toronto.

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B.O. Lures Malaria-Infected Mosquitos, Stinky Feet Three Times More Likely To Get Bitten

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:39

Researchers found that malaria-causing parasites manipulate a mosquito's sense of smell to enhance spread of the disease.

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NYC Scientists Create Mutant Mosquitoes That Can’t Smell Humans, Providing Clues To A Better Bug Repellent

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 13:03

Scientists have isolated the gene in mosquitoes that would normally help them track humans and avoid bug repellents.

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Season Of The Itch: How To Avoid The Annoyances And Dangers Of Mosquitoes

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:48

Although they may seem relatively harmless, a mere annoyance that spoils our leisure time, mosquitoes can pose serious health risks.

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Simple Malaria Test Could Bring Surveillance To The Masses

By | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:07

UK and Uganda trials of a new malaria test kit give a boost to elimination efforts worldwide.

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Stopped In Mid Flight: Bacteria Kills Malaria Parasites In Mosquitoes

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:09

A natural adversary of malaria could be the best tool for fighting its spread.

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Genetic Sequencing Could Help Contain the Spread of Malaria in South-East Asia

By | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 17:59

Through genetic sequencing, a recent study identifies hereditary markers in new, resilient strains of malaria.

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